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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today that Sri Lanka should now go to Panama to find Sri Lankan owned money.

There are media reports, that the government is awaiting information on the alleged involvement of Sri Lankans in offshore financial dealings as revealed in the Panama Papers of the law firm Mossack Fonseca.

“Now, we all have to go to Panama City to find whether there is Sri Lankan owned money. That revelation was also made by another Fonseca wasn’t it?” he asked.

He made this remark when leaving the media briefing held at Temple Trees on the progress of the three-day China visit.

However the government has not yet made an official statement with regard to any investigation launched into the matter. (Piyumi Fonseka)


  Comments - 26

  • Sam Monday, 11 April 2016 10:06 AM

    It's a small town near pottuvil

    Reader Friday, 15 April 2016 04:47 PM

    Without making cheap statements PM must show results 15 months after new President and 8 months with new Parliament. People are getting fed up with this set up also.

    Banda Tuesday, 12 April 2016 09:02 AM

    Good chance to generate foreign jaunts.

    Faizal Tuesday, 12 April 2016 04:51 AM

    Yeah one of the names if of a son of a close associate of yours ,and Late Hon JR Jayawardene via marriage to his ex daughter in law. Big time UNPers.

    jagathleanage Monday, 11 April 2016 07:13 PM

    What is the purpose? Just another inquiry?

    BE Fair Monday, 11 April 2016 04:47 PM

    Now that there are 92 Ministers may be MR can be appointed as Minister of Panama Affairs.

    abidullah Monday, 11 April 2016 04:34 PM

    Mr.Bean should have stayed in China instead of coming back...

    clueless Monday, 11 April 2016 04:10 PM

    RW keeps talking. It's good at least we'll discourage the new budding thieves if we can't find the plundered funds by the previous regime. via DM Android App

    haris Monday, 11 April 2016 03:15 PM

    Rajitha must be shivering!

    Sutharman Monday, 11 April 2016 03:12 PM

    What will happen if central bank governor's name in that list ?....

    Padukoon Monday, 11 April 2016 12:41 PM

    Amithab ji in the black-list, MR ji not there?

    Kumara Monday, 11 April 2016 10:57 AM

    fonseca is only one comany out of 100 companies do similer business in panama. May be our guys can be any of those companies if not in fonseca

    Lal Monday, 11 April 2016 10:31 AM

    3 companies and 22 shareholders from SL are included

    Unchikun Sunday, 10 April 2016 10:14 PM

    Overage, over hyped, over the top, out of sync and time to go.

    thilak Monday, 11 April 2016 09:40 AM

    Sarath Fonseka?

    Sutharman Monday, 11 April 2016 09:30 AM

    Past 16 months this government is talking about former regime's money dealing but haven't prove it, please trying to find it before barking it that will do wonder for all Sri Lankan citizen.

    ahamed Monday, 11 April 2016 08:36 AM

    First try to find our money available within the country?

    justicia Monday, 11 April 2016 08:07 AM

    “Now, we all have to go to Panama City" - clarify what you mean by "WE ALL" . Please don't talk of this issue in lighter vein.- sorry, your remark appears frivolous, - No other country head uttered such a "WE ALL" statement , but instead, they are going ahead with their investigations without much "drum beating" , . So far , in addition to your remark -- This Govt (for which we all voted) is on NAto Mode.on this major exposure (note the lower case letters for "to" - meaning only occasionally "talk only")

    Veda-mama Monday, 11 April 2016 07:54 AM

    We have to go to Switzerland, to Panama, next to ..Timbaktoo, may be. However, so far no S.L. Money has been found? Looks like, just, only.

    rew Monday, 11 April 2016 07:28 AM

    Doesn't sound serious at all

    nomatata Monday, 11 April 2016 07:27 AM

    These jokers never fail us having daily free entertainment since 9 January 2015.

    myraspi Monday, 11 April 2016 06:38 AM

    For 1.5 years you guys have been calling the former regime rogues but still cannot prove a single point. I'm not saying that they are innocent. I'm just asking you guys to actually stop the the talk and walk the walk.Ultimately you guys are just making them more popular than they were.

    wtf Monday, 11 April 2016 05:00 AM

    Sri Lanka was not included in the list of countries tied with panama papers!!! This is load of rubbish coming of Ranil as usual!!

    Rom Monday, 11 April 2016 04:56 AM

    Well it's readily available and on request rather wasting taxpayers funds for a joy ride to Panama , besides it will be a wild goose chase even if you find any !

    Bingo Monday, 11 April 2016 04:20 AM

    More BS from RW.

    Joachim Sunday, 10 April 2016 10:50 PM

    Yes, the names that will come out will be your associates and contributors to your party funds.

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