After his arrest, he has told the Dubai branch that he was unaware that his diplomatic passport had been cancelled. It appears that the claim has been somewhat accepted. The heads of the two branches had a heated exchange of words over this.
The Sri Lanka head has told his Dubai counterpart that he would not act upon any request to Sri Lanka over 16 persons wanted by Dubai. The Dubai branch chief’s reply was not to do so and that he would consider the request about Udayanga within days.