President briefed on progress of investigation into Pandora Papers

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Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Addressing
Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Addressing

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was briefed on the progress of the investigation launched by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption into the Pandora Papers.


The President informed the Commission to conduct an immediate inquiry into the Sri Lankans and the transactions revealed in the Pandora Papers and submit a report within a month. This was conveyed to the Director General of the Commission on October 06 by the Director General of Legal Affairs of the Presidential Secretariat, Attorney-at-Law Harigupta Rohanadeera.

In response, the Commission’s Director-General W.K.D. Wijeratne has submitted an interim report dated 2021.11.08. The Director-General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption has informed that the various banks and financial institutions have been requested to submit reports containing the bank account details of Mr. Thirukumar Nadesan and are currently being received. As the investigation has not been completed, the final report will be issued after further scrutinizing the called reports and other relevant investigations are carried out.

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