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Private intelligence firm ‘donated money for Sri Lanka development’ – at Fox’s behest.

A key donor to Pargav Ltd, the company run by Mr. Adam Werritty, the close friend and styled advisor to UK Defence Secretary Liam Fox who resigned on Friday, said its contribution was meant for development activities in Sri Lanka.

See reports by The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, the Financial Times and the Daily Mail.

G3 (or the ‘Good Governance Group’), which donated Pargav £15,000 in June 2011, is a private intelligence company staffed by former MI6 officers, The Guardian reports.

Dr. Fox visited Sri Lanka in July 2011 to deliver a public lecture. Mr. Werritty was also in the country at the time.

See here Channel 4's report on Sri Lanka's government asking Mr. Werritty to facilitate arms purchases.

A spokesman for the G3 told The Daily Telegraph that its donations to Dr Fox’s organisations

were made in good faith that they would go to support the reconstruction work of the Sri Lankan Development Trust in the northern areas of Sri Lanka. Our involvement with the Sri Lankan Development Trust was not done for profit or at the behest of any clients.”

The 'Sri Lankan Development Trust' also remains a mystery also. See here and here our earlier posts on several British press reports in recent days about it.

Also, G3 has launched an internal inquiry into how the money it gave Pargav was actually used, the Financial Times reports.

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