The government says it is important to determine whether the alleged corrupt activities revealed through the ‘Pandora Papers’ leaks were perpetrated before or after 2005.
Speaking during the weekly Cabinet media briefing this morning, Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Ramesh Pathirana said maintaining a foreign account is not an offence.
Minister Pathirana said certain determinations must be made before arriving at conclusions and therefore the President called for a prompt investigation over the incident.
Meanwhile Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Ramesh Pathirana says the government has ensured its utmost in protecting the GSP+ concession and expressed hope of its continuation.
The Minister said he is not aware of the discussion between representatives of the Tamil National Alliance and the EU delegation.
Minister Pathirana added Sri Lanka also detailed its future plans and current course of action before the United Nations Human Rights Council claiming that the EU delegation has for themselves witnessed unity among communities and the ability to coexist ensured by the leadership of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.