The former Navy commander stands accused of harbouring the main accused in the abduction of 11 persons, and aiding him to flee the country.
Taking up a related case on August 29, Colombo Fort magistrate Lanka Jayaratne ordered that Wijegunawardena be arrested and produced before courts.
Accordingly, he will be taken to courts after the CID records a statement, the sources say.
The abduction accused, Lt. Commander Chandana Prasad Hettiarachchi alias Navy Sampath, was arrested, produced before courts and remanded a few days ago.