A team of Sri Lankan judicial officers visited the United States recently on a US government sponsored tour.
The last item on their itinerary was a visit to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters.
The FBI top brass gave them an ‘overview’ of ‘white collar’ crimes and said that the Government of Sri Lanka had requested the agency to find the assets of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family.
One of them said FBI personnel had been visiting Sri Lanka frequently and one officer was in fact stationed in Colombo. They had made available details of cases and hoped there would be action.
One in the delegation said, “We are aware of that. We are also aware of other instances of such crime at present, like the Central Bank bond scam.”