Lanka investigating money allegedly laundered from NY Fed

Sri Lanka is investigating Bangladesh government’s claims that hackers stole nearly 100 million dollars from an account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and laundered money in Philippines and Sri Lanka, Lanka Business Online reported.Bangladeshi officials said they had recovered part of the money from Sri Lanka and was in contact with the Philippines’ authorities to track down the rest that may have been routed to three casinos, according to media reports. Twenty million dollars of 101 million dollars had been recovered from an account held in Sri Lanka, according to a Bangladeshi central bank official, leaving 81 million dollars unaccounted for. “We have been notified. We are investigating it,” a senior Sri Lankan government official told Lanka Business Online.