She sells Ceylon in the Seychelles

United National Party MP Dr. Harsha de Silva has raised a very important issue, Sri Lankans depositing their money in Swiss bank's secret accounts in the guise of Seychelles citizens. They use addresses in Seychelles.

They may have property in Seychelles. A number of Sri Lankan politicians and their wives regularly visit Seychelles.

Seychelles is an African country with a liberalized economy which relies on tourism and foreign direct investment. Visit this site for information on Seychelles.

MP Dr. Harsha de Silva charged that Sri Lankans deposit money in secret Swiss banks accounts appearing as citizens of Seychelles.

Addressing a press conference held in Colombo today, the MP pointed out that the value of Sri Lankan's money in Swiss bank accounts has dropped to 83 million (US$ 93 million) in 2013 from Swiss Franc 87 million (US$ 97 million in 2012).

However, the value of Swiss bank accounts of Seychelles citizens has increased to Swiss Francs 3.078 billion (US$ 3.45 billion) from Swiss Francs 2.682 billion (US$ 3 billion) in the same period.

The opposition legislator pointed out that the population of Seychelles is mere 90,024.


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