Health Minister Rajith Senaratne said that information with regards to the account had been passed onto the Government by some officials of the bank.
“We were informed by the Sri Lankans working at the bank about the account,” he said.
The Minister said that the Attorney General’s department had been notified in order to take legal action to investigate the bank account.
Senaratne said that the United States and India are assisting Sri Lanka in the investigations into this account as well as other offshore accounts of the former regime.
He said that money had been collected by the former Government saying it was to be used for road construction and other development work but most of it was transferred into offshore accounts.
Senaratne also denied claims that the new Government was taking revenge on the former regime and insisted that all they were doing was investigating corruption. (Colombo Gazette)