The United States has taken steps to impose sanctions on a Sri Lankan businessman.
Actions have been taken to impose sanctions on a businessman named Mohammad Irshad Mohammad Haris Nisar, who is a resident of Beruwala area.
The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control put the sanctions in place because of the company’s ties to Ahmed Luqman Talib, a financier and external operations planner for Al-Qaeda, and Musab Tukarman, a Turkish businessman.
As of the middle of 2018, the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Treasury said that Talib and Nisar are both agents in a business in Sri Lanka.
Their business dealings in Sri Lanka make them almost $200,000 a year.
According to the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, Nissar has materially supported, sponsored, provided financial, material, or technical assistance, or provided goods or services to Talib.