Financial Intelligence Unit of Sri Lanka enters into agreement with INTERPOL

Financial Intelligence Unit of Sri Lanka enters into agreement with INTERPOL

Written by Staff Writer

19 Oct, 2019 | 10:01 pm

Colombo (News 1st): The Financial Intelligence Unit of Sri Lanka has entered into an agreement with INTERPOL where the National Central Bureau for Sri Lanka can obtain direct access to the INTERPOL information system.

Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police, Head of NCB Colombo, D. W. R. B. Seneviratne and D. M. Rupasinghe, Director of FIU signed the agreement on behalf of the respective institutions in the presence of Governor of the Central Bank Dr Indrajit Coomaraswamy.

Issuing a press release the Central Bank said: “Money laundering and terrorist financing are internationally connected financial crimes which could threaten the stability of domestic as well as global economic and financial systems.”

The agreement would enable the gathering of intelligence and information which is vital for prevention, detection and prosecution of such offences.

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