Sri Lanka, Sept. 17 -- President's Counsel Shavendra Fernando yesterday requested Colombo Fort Acting Magistrate Shalini Perera to recall the warrants issued on Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States Jaliya Wickramasuriya and the two sureties.

Sri Lanka's former Ambassador to the United States Wickramasuriya has been charged with criminal misappropriation of USD 330,000 out of USD 6.6 million allocated for purchasing a building for the Sri Lankan Embassy in the United States.

The FCID alleged that the suspect had misappropriated the concerned amount during the purchase of a building to house the Sri Lankan Embassy at 3025, White Haven Street, Washington, DC. The former Ambassador had allegedly remitted this money to Sri Lanka.