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President Maithripala Sirisena says the government is committed to protect transparency over financial management.

Speaking at an event in Colombo today, the Head of State said the government is taking all necessary steps to curb money laundering within the country.

President Sirisena said it must be specially mentioned that the government is taking all necessary steps to curb and eventually halt money laundering within the country adding that when it comes to financial proceedings within the country, various cases of corruption are reported, along with the misuse of state funds and money laundering.

The Head of State said it must be said that the government has established many legal bodies that are strong enough to combat these issues.

President Sirisena noted all possible commissions that can be established through the constitution have been established by the government.