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* Sri Lanka, Russia agree to combat transnational crime
Thu, May 29, 2014, 07:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka and Russia will sign an agreement aiming to cooperate on combating transnational crimes.

The Ministry of Interior of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Law and Order of Sri Lanka will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Combating Crimes and Promotion of Police Cooperation.

The objective of the MoU is to promote cooperation between the two countries by way of exchanging information on major criminal issues such as terrorism, crimes against lives and property, corruption, drug trafficking, human trafficking and money laundering etc.

The Sri Lankan Cabinet has given its approval to the MoU proposed by the President in his capacity as the Minister of Law and Order.

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