Former Sri Lankan governor's passport seized by anti-bribery commission

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Ajith Nivard Cabraal

A Sri Lankan anti-bribery commission has ordered the confiscation of former central bank governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal's passport amid a government probe into "large-scale" corruption under the previous administration.

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption, an independent body comprised of former high-ranking justices, sought "to prevent [Cabraal] from leaving the country" and so ordered the seizure of his passport, according to a government statement released yester

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