Customs Info

May 18, 2010 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has signed a deal with the country’s customs office to share information to help counter money laundering and terrorist financing. The FIU says it is chasing more information sharing deal with other domestic agencies. “The Financial Intelligence Unit and other authorities such as Sri Lanka Customs also need to be domestically and internationally organized to fight against these activities,” the agency which is a unit of the Central Bank said.

“Therefore, the MOU (memorandum of understanding will facilitate greater co-operation and co-ordination between the two institutions in the exchange of information relating to the cross border currency transactions and movements.”