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India and US assisting Sri Lanka in Mahinda fraud probe - report

Both India and the US are assisting Sri Lanka with a probe, tracing $2bn allegedly hidden in overseas accounts by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, according to the Economic Times.

Sri Lanka is said to have traced the money to banks in Dubai, an official source in Colombo told the paper.

One account of a Rajapaksa family member allegedly has $1bn, and two others have $500mn each in two separate accounts, the source said.

During President Sirisena's visit to New Delhi he is said to have shared details of the amount allegedly stashed away by the Rajapaksa family in the St Martin Islands, Hong Kong, Macau and the Seychelles. He had also shared details about the huge investments allegedly made in real estate projects in Dubai, Uganda and Kenya.

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