A Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is pressing the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to assess whether President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump signs bill averting shutdown after brief funding lapse Privacy, civil rights groups demand transparency from Amazon on election data breaches Facebook takes down Trump campaign ads tying refugees to coronavirus MORE‘s personal debt could be a vulnerability to U.S. national security and interests.

Rep. Raja KrishnamoorthiSubramanian (Raja) Raja KrishnamoorthiCDC causes new storm by pulling coronavirus guidance Democratic chairman says White House blocked Navarro from testifying Democrats urge CDC to update guidance to encourage colleges, universities go tobacco-free MORE (D-Ill.) in a pair of letters Thursday asked DNI John RatcliffeJohn Lee RatcliffeComey defends FBI Russia probe from GOP criticism Trump official releases unverified Russian intel on Clinton previously rejected by Senate panel Hillicon Valley: Subpoenas for Facebook, Google and Twitter on the cards | Wray rebuffs mail-in voting conspiracies | Reps. raise mass surveillance concerns MORE and his predecessor, former DNI Dan CoatsDaniel (Dan) Ray CoatsFBI chief says Russia is trying to interfere in election to undermine Biden The Hill’s Morning Report – Sponsored by The Air Line Pilots Association – Trump, Biden renew push for Latino support Former Intel chief had ‘deep suspicions’ that Putin ‘had something on Trump’: book MORE, to detail whether Trump’s personal debts and loans could be exploited by foreign adversaries.

Krishnamoorthi referenced a recent New York Times bombshell report about Trump’s tax returns, which found that the president has personal debt exceeding $400 million, most of which is coming due in the next few years. Trump, who has long cited an IRS audit as the reason for not releasing his tax returns, might owe an additional $100 million if there is an adverse ruling by the tax-collecting

“It is the responsibility of all stakeholders to encourage the general public on the importance of insurance and to improve people’s confidence in insurance and change the general perception towards having an insurance cover. Young people, in particular, do not give priority to insurance in their expenses, which is why the industry really needs to look at how we can create appropriate products that will be beneficial to the customer. On the other hand, we also need to address the insurance needs of the ageing population in Sri Lanka”.

Following is a Q&A with, Insurance Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka Director General Damayanthi Fernando:

Q:What are the plans of the IRCSL this year?

A: The IRCSL’s role has been enshrined in the Regulation of Insurance Industry Act, No. 43 of 2000, which requires the regulator to ensure that insurance businesses in Sri Lanka is carried out with integrity and in a prudent and professional manner with a view to safeguarding the interests of policyholders and potential policyholders. In accordance with this Act, all our activities are based on this object and responsibility.

This year, the focus is on enabling the regulator to modernize its regulatory and supervisory framework to better protect the interests of policyholders, whilst enforcing the provisions of the Act. To this effect, the Government has identified the insurance sector as a potential channel for economic growth as the banking and the capital market sectors and agreed to grant the IRCSL with funds to carry out its modernization activities.

This project aims to obtain technical input on best practices followed in other developed insurance markets and suitably adopt to the local scenario considering the policy of the government. Ease of doing business with IT support is also identified as a major development activity. The project has kick