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Panama Papers: List of individuals, intermediaries and addresses connected to Sri Lanka

By Groundviews - Mon May 09, 10:20 pm

A large tranche of documents was released on 9 May 2016 by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) around “Panama Papers”, a fraction from a trove of more than 11.5 million leaked files from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, one of the world’s top creators of hard-to-trace companies, trusts and foundations. As noted on the ICIJ website,

The Panama Papers is a global investigation into the sprawling, secretive industry of offshore that the world’s rich and powerful use to hide assets and skirt rules by setting up front companies in far-flung jurisdictions.

Based on a trove of more than 11 million leaked files, the investigation exposes a cast of characters who use offshore companies to facilitate bribery, arms deals, tax evasion, financial fraud and drug trafficking.

Behind the email chains, invoices and documents that make up the Panama Papers are often unseen victims of wrongdoing enabled by this shadowy industry.

The list of names associated with Sri Lanka in the tranche are:

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