Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa rejected Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s allegation that a house in Los Angeles had been rented as the official residence of the Sri Lankan Consul General in 2013 and it has used by the son of the former Defence Secretary.
While posting a Tweeter message Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa said making such allegations is a cheap tactic to discredit him
Mangala Samaraweera yesterday in Parliament charged that a house had been rented as the official residence of the Sri Lankan Consul General in Los Angeles in 2013 and a sum of Rs. 27.6 million has been spent for it while it was occupied by former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa's son for more than a year.
Participating in the budget debate in Parliament yesterday he said US Dollars 10,000 had been paid as a deposit for it. Minister Samaraweera also charged that Rs. 2.3 billion had been spent for overseas visits during the Rajapaksa regime between 2012 and 2014.
Shelley. Thursday, 1 December 2016 10:17
I believe Mangala is correct. There are Sri Lankans in L.A. who know very well about this house. via DM Android App
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Charles Thursday, 1 December 2016 19:49
Not only paid the house rent. Gotta has sent Basil's bil to look after his son and paid a salary as Consul General for LA.
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VSH Thursday, 1 December 2016 10:21
Please file a court case against him he destroy our country and good people via DM Android App
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Silva Thursday, 1 December 2016 10:33
If its a baseless allegation, prove it! very simple....or is it not?
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WISE DONKEY Thursday, 1 December 2016 10:34
Ever heard any politician accepts guilt? Never! So, this is yet another case.
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Sri Wickrema Thursday, 1 December 2016 10:53
As usual. Pls wait until the Select Committee appointed.
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Leo Thursday, 1 December 2016 11:20
Gota denies it then the accusation maybe false. via DM Android App
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Perumal Thursday, 1 December 2016 12:33
No, the part of the allegation relating to his son may be false but wastage of state funds may be true.
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Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 1 December 2016 11:53
Both are differently able to manoeuvre false ; so no comment.
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Nick Thursday, 1 December 2016 11:56
aww Gota is following trump style how he left the mass media and used the Twitter as his main media via DM Android App
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Francis Thursday, 1 December 2016 12:01
Tell us one thing you accepted responsibility..
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Maya Thursday, 1 December 2016 12:06
But Gota, when your were in office, the Lankan media avoided publishing news on this matter due to fear, the images and videos of the interior came ours still out there in the internet, specially in YouTube
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thanos Thursday, 1 December 2016 14:28
If Mangala is lying, then please sue him.
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Await Friday, 2 December 2016 07:14
"Karma moves in two directions. If we act virtuously, the seed we plant will result in happiness. If we act non-virtuously, suffering results." -- Sakyong Mipham
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