Sri Lanka anti-graft body bars ex-central bank head, Rajapaksa ally from leaving country

January 22, 2015 12:49 PM

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Sri Lanka anti-graft body bars ex-central bank head, Rajapaksa ally from leaving country

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka has barred former central bank governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal and an ally of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa from leaving the country due to corruption complaints, officials said on Thursday.

Both Cabraal, central bank chief for more than eight years, and Sajin De Vas Gunawardena, a parliamentarian close to Rajapaksa, rejected allegations of misuse of public funds under the previous Rajapaksa government.

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