Sri Lanka is fully committed to eradicating financial crimes and is in the process of fixing gaps identified in its anti-money laundering and terrorist financing framework, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said.

Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers had approved a national policy overseen by the cabinet and from President Maithripala Sirisena downward to dedicated bureaucrats there was strong commitment to eradicate financial crimes, he told a meeting of Asia Pacific Group on money laundering in Colombo on Monday.