A Parliament Select Committee will be established to look into alleged economic crimes, the president of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, said to the legislature on Thursday, August 8.
The President stressed that he would only be willing to do so with the parliament’s approval.
In September 2022, Sri Lanka was accused of economic crimes for the very first time at the UN Human Rights Council.
The misuse of authority and economic crimes have a negative influence on human rights in Sri Lanka, according to Nada Al-Nashif, the acting High Commissioner for Human Rights.
She stated that the Sri Lankan crisis is an important example of how human rights and corruption intersect at the 51st session of the UNHRC in Geneva on September 12, 2022.