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* US agrees to provide training facilities to Sri Lankan officers investigating bribery and corruption
Sat, May 2, 2015, 10:24 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 02, Colombo: The United States has agreed to provide facilities to train Sri Lankan officers investigating bribery and corruption and financial fraud.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has made a request to the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry when the visiting U.S. official called on the President this morning at the Presidential Secretariat.

The President asked Kerry to look into the possibility of providing training facilities to officers of the Bribery and Corruption Commission, Police and Criminal Investigation Department officials probing corruption and frauds.

The U.S. official has agreed to the President's request and instructed Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal to look into the issue and take follow up action, the President's office said in a statement.

The President also requested the US officials to extend their support to investigate into the massive wealth illegally deposited by some Sri Lankans in foreign Banks.

The President has also emphasized the need to increase intake of Sri Lankan soldiers to the UN Peace Keeping Force and sought US support.


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