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Financial penalty imposed on leading private bank

By virtue of the powers vested under Section 19 (1) read together with Section 19 (2) of the Financial Transactions Reporting Act, No. 6 of 2006 (FTRA), a financial penalty was imposed on a leading private bank for non-compliance with the provisions of the FTRA.

The penalty may be prescribed taking into consideration the nature and gravity of relevant non- compliance of the Financial Institution.

Accordingly, as Sri Lanka’s regulator for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT), the FIU, imposed a penalty amounting to Rs. 1 million to enforce compliance on Financial Institutions to this bank. The money collected as penalties were credited to the Consolidated Fund. The administrative penalty was imposed for non-compliance with Section 9 (1) of the FTRA regarding the duty not to divulge information, as it was revealed that, there had been a breach in the Sampath Bank’s process of filing of Suspicious Transactions with the FIU, and that the breach amounted to limited disclosures that should have been prevented by the Bank.


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