Sri Lanka to probe hidden foreign assets after Rajapaksa defeat

January 22, 2015 4:31 PM

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Sri Lanka to probe hidden foreign assets after Rajapaksa defeat

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's new government is to investigate "black money" transferred overseas by powerful figures in the administration of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, a cabinet spokesman said on Thursday.

The move came a day after the government of President Maithripala Sirisena, who defeated Rajapaksa in an election on Jan. 8, said it would investigate all financial deals sealed by Rajapaksa and his brothers during his term.

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