Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Opposition MP says Sri Lankans are depositing money in Swiss bank accounts as Seychelles citizens
Fri, Jul 11, 2014, 11:48 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) MP Dr. Harsha de Silva charged that Sri Lankans deposit money in secret Swiss banks accounts appearing as citizens of Seychelles.

Addressing a press conference held in Colombo today, the MP pointed out that the value of Sri Lankan's money in Swiss bank accounts has dropped to 83 million (US$ 93 million) in 2013 from Swiss Franc 87 million (US$ 97 million in 2012).

However, the value of Swiss bank accounts of Seychelles citizens has increased to Swiss Francs 3.078 billion (US$ 3.45 billion) from Swiss Francs 2.682 billion (US$ 3 billion) in the same period.

The opposition legislator pointed out that the population of Seychelles is mere 90,024.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Former President says Sri Lanka's economy took a 'palpable' downturn with new government
-- [18 minutes ago]
Will never compromise national security, Sri Lankan President assures
-- [1 hour and 13 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan President attends UN climate conference in Paris
-- [1 hour and 33 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka inflation rises to 3.1 percent in November 2015
-- [2 hours ago]
All-party discussion on delimitation scheduled for December 11th
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan asylum seeker on Nauru jailed after attempting suicide
-- [8 hours ago]
AmCham Sri Lanka, top corporate aim to combat counterfeits
Sri Lanka government to unveil megapolis 'Master Plan' in January
Sri Lanka President arrives in Paris for UN climate conference
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister seeks immediate release of fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka Navy

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.