State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe, who was accused of receiving monies from the W.M. Mendis Company affiliated to the Perpetual Treasuries Ltd. (PTL) said today that he would donate the three million rupees his campaign team had obtained to social welfare if Speaker Karu Jayasuriya or a Chief Prelate asked him to do so.
He said that he would resign as MP if any one could prove that he personally received funds from the PTL.
Addressing a press conference at his residence in Colombo MP Senasinghe said although what happened was irreversible he would do the right thing to ethically correct the fault.
“It was like having a heart attack. When I first heard of these cheques I was shocked for several minutes. Then I realised that had to face it. I did politics with Principals and I know that I have not conducted anything illegal. I will do politics until people support me and will leave when they stop,” he said.
MP Senasinghe stated that the incident was a small tsunami, which struck him in his political career and was not used to such allegations, therefore he felt like he was entering into actual politics.
He also said according to the dates of the cheques it was clear that the money was supposed to have been received for the 2015 General Election.
MP Senasinghe explained that it was his crew consisting of several friends who have voluntarily conducted the election campaign for him, received the funds.
He said in 2015, there was no information that the Mendis & Company Limited were attached to Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL).
“Not even my friends knew about the connection,” he said.
“If I knew this I would never let my campaign team receive the money as I’m not ready to put mud on me or my team by receiving Rs. 3 million for a campaign that costs Rs. 30 to 35 million,” he said.
He also said that he was labelled as Footnote Gang for revealing Bond Scam damage, however; he and MP Ajith Perera were the only MPS to raise their voice in Parliament to take legal action against the Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) while other Parliamentarians were just shouting holding the Central Bank Governor responsible.
MP Senasinghe added that he maintained a fund of Rs 10.1 million for women at present as a social work and therefore had no need for money from any controversial company. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)
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Comments - 139
karthik Friday, 08 June 2018 07:38 PM
You will not get any merit by donating this money. People are cursing you all on this Bond scandal. You get elected by the people and after coming to power you forget the people and work for the welfare of few Crooked businessmen.
GC Friday, 08 June 2018 08:33 PM
We can ask these questions from Sujeewa:1. Why were you silent until this came out? Did you think the matter will remain hidden? (At least Gen Fonseka acknowledged early, making me respect him more.)2. Why do you want the Speaker or a Prelate to tell you to donate? Do you not have a conscience and are you unable to make your own decisions? 3. If you cannot make your own decisions, did Aloysius et. al. influence your COPE activities/decisions?4. Where would the money to donate come from? Is there evidence that new money was earned honestly?5. Do you realise that even if you did not handle a cent of that money but if it was used by others for YOUR election, then its direct beneficiary was you? (Otherwise you would have had spend your own money on it, if you had any.)6. Do you and other corrupt and rotten politicians in the parliament and elsewhere realise that most people are more intelligent than you seem to think and can understand matters well, whatever spin you try to create?7. By the way, from where did the 30 million come for your campaign?
Saradiel Friday, 08 June 2018 09:28 PM
Karthik, you are perfectly correct. No one will give 3m for nothing. Its too late for Sujeewa. Please go home.
Casanova Friday, 08 June 2018 09:44 PM
We will honour yet the school we knew, the best school of all, we will honour yet the rule we knew, till the last bell call.Hope Sujeewa never sings this song ever again.This chap broke many people's heart.All are curopted to the core. We really need a new set.
Chandler Saturday, 09 June 2018 03:58 AM
Yet his boss would not crack the whip and remain the Deputy Minister of JUSTICE. What a joke!
Premalal Saturday, 09 June 2018 08:34 AM
This man has lost all credibility and trying desperately to hold on to all previledges he enjoys on the backs of people. This is a bribe you were caught accepting and because you were caught you donate. People caught taking bribes go to jail and pay big fines. That is where you should be. And just for curiosity how much more money have you taken which we don't know about. ?
Lion Saturday, 09 June 2018 08:52 AM
GC excellent this man will not be able to answer any of your quarries
johan Saturday, 09 June 2018 10:19 AM
First he must resign the portfolio until inquiries are over like Ravi Karunaratne.ill gotten money should not go to the Charity it must go the Treasury
Leel Saturday, 09 June 2018 11:48 AM
Now he is telling lies to justify he augment. He receive one cheque in 2015 nov and other cheque March 2016. That is what reveled in the court. It is clearly after the Aug election. Now your inter gritty and your ethics are exposed. If you talk more expose more of your ethics
Richard Saturday, 09 June 2018 12:54 PM
How can Sujeeva say this money was for campaign funds and not a 'BRIBE'? After all we know how Sujeeva tried to defend PTL and said no corruption took place. He is the same man spoke against corruption and was first to sell the 'duty free' official vehicle and laughed all the way to the bank. CHARGE HIM FOR BRIBERY .
Wise Donkey Saturday, 09 June 2018 09:52 PM
Why can't Aloysius donate this money to charity directly like Bill Gates and other rich people do without giving it to corrupt politicians?
Jagath Leanage Sunday, 10 June 2018 06:42 AM
What ever said and done , now you have tarnished your image . Earlier , we thought that you are a good politician .
Denis Friday, 08 June 2018 07:44 PM
You all are currupt barsters again and again cheating and making fool of people, you dont need to give those money to charity...keep it,..try to save Mahendren and Aloysius this is why you recieve money, atleaste be honest to your masters..this country and ordnerry people in hell, you just pecket everything you can...God bless my motherland!
Tinkiriya Friday, 08 June 2018 07:48 PM
Sujeewa horra can create a charity where he is the head of the charity, and gift the ill gotten money to this charity. That we the money comes back to him.
perpetual Saturday, 09 June 2018 05:53 PM
no politician is corrupt or guilty. They all have the sarath Fonseka defence. I don't know but someone else has taken on my behalf. I am pure pure
DHA Friday, 08 June 2018 07:53 PM
Please stop fooling your voters and resign.....
Lion Friday, 08 June 2018 07:55 PM
The damage has been done people are not fools to accept your statement absolving your self from responsibility.The fact is that those?whi donate money for politicians expect something in return provided they come to power. So in this situation they are very consen that their money goes to the correct person and Also they are very perticuar that the person concerns knows from where he received this money. So sujeewa can't claim that he doesn't know the receipt of this money and it's dam lie.
Palitha Galapitiya Friday, 08 June 2018 07:57 PM
You can take a main role in a New Film called " Hangi - Cheque -Hora "
Sid Friday, 08 June 2018 08:06 PM
No wonder his movie was a flop...he’s a bad actor...
S.P.RAMKUMAR Friday, 08 June 2018 08:07 PM
YOU HAVE RETURN TO GOVERNMENT WITH INTEREST ,TAKING MONEY FROM ILLEGAL MONEY FORM ILLEGAL DOING BUSINESSMAN AS A POLITICIAN YOU WOULD BE REQUESTED FAVOR FOR THE BUSINESSMAN. AS A LAWYER YOU ACCEPT THIS DONATION INDIVIDUALLY. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE,
Premalal Saturday, 09 June 2018 08:37 AM
You should be in jail like any other citizen of this country.
WHAT CAMPAIGN ? Friday, 08 June 2018 08:09 PM
So - my dear sir - the campaign money is yet there with you - if so - pray - for what campaign was this money given ahead - was it for the campaign to prove black is white !
lanka Friday, 08 June 2018 08:11 PM
All this money should be put back to Central Bank and Sujeewa should resign immediately and sometime inside prison will be good.
Praveen Friday, 08 June 2018 08:12 PM
Cheques were cashed by police officers attached to your security. How on earth active police officers worked for your election campaign. Thousand lies to cover up one lie. Grow up and resign
Haramanis Friday, 08 June 2018 08:15 PM
Mr Senasinghe - Showing your father's photo wont get you anywhere. He will also be tarred with the same brush..You are now a proven robber of our Central Bank and irrevocably involved in the Bond Scam!!. Best is to commit hara-kiri.as the decent thing to do to protect your family..
Unchikun Friday, 08 June 2018 08:15 PM
You said you will resign if asked to do so by your party or leader. No, you have admitted and you must resign in dignity. You and your leader have no political future. The UNP now need to be disinfected and all germs got rid of.
malij Friday, 08 June 2018 08:22 PM
Too late. The damage has already been done. End of the road for you where most of the new generation of voters are concerned. They want straight forward, uncorrupted politicians representing them in the parliament. Sad end to a bright young man who is intelligent, promising but with a seriously flawed character.
Talahamy Saturday, 09 June 2018 03:27 AM
Sri Lanka is nation of ANGELS, where every politician is a saint without any blemish. Now you realize that you are a misfit among the 225 angels.
ja Friday, 08 June 2018 08:26 PM
Damage control would not work. It would be really difficult for you to make a come back. Most of the voters who voted for you would not touch you with a ten foot pole from now.
Jaliya Friday, 08 June 2018 08:28 PM
" I did politics with Principals and I know that I have not conducted anything illegal. I will do politics until people support me and will leave when they stop,” Well, people not only have stopped supporting your sorry ass but they are requesting you to resign ..... Lie after lie to cover up your corruption campaign now wana donate to charity. NO THANK YOU please keep the money as a going away bonus and leave politics to save your face and further embarrassment to the country.
Ceylon Friday, 08 June 2018 08:29 PM
Dont give to temples.build a small home to a homeless man,who sleep on payment.
Yeti Saturday, 09 June 2018 08:40 AM
Nelum Fernando Friday, 08 June 2018 08:29 PM
So you are now a Saint?
Thassim Friday, 08 June 2018 08:30 PM
Keep the dirty money from charity and you keep yourself from acting like a saint. Disgusting people.
Asanka Friday, 08 June 2018 08:30 PM
This is only that have come out. We belive Alocius gave more for you to go the extent to write a book on it. What are you going to do with the rest?, we do not belive this 30 lakes for writing the book. May be Alicia's is the Author orlf the book and you just given the concent to use the name Senasinghe
Gemba Friday, 08 June 2018 08:30 PM
Please do not resign. You remind us the foolish voters never to trust any politician of any stripe for more than one second. As far as charity do not insult the name by giving your ill gotten cash. If you think you are going to be forgiven by donating you are a bigger idiot than I thought a human can become. But you look handsome so you do have a future.lol
MamaiHora Friday, 08 June 2018 08:33 PM
Lejja ne....! these guys really impressed me whilst in the opposition... but when in power they are as bad as the lot... sigh... !
Machan Friday, 08 June 2018 08:36 PM
YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE IT AS SOON AS THE BOND SCAM WAS EXPOSED. THAT IS WHAT AN HONEST MAN WOULD DO. INSTEAD YOU WENT TO WRITE A BOOK.ITS TOO LATE NOW. THE DAMAGE IS DONE.
Manta-le Friday, 08 June 2018 08:37 PM
If you had any honour you would resign!Common petty thief
Upul Gunawardena Friday, 08 June 2018 08:47 PM
Please do not try to give excuses after you got caught for taking money from AA. If you were a genuine person you should have disclosed all these transactions before getting caught. It's a little bit too late, and people have lost faith in you.
Saman Friday, 08 June 2018 08:49 PM
Keep it. If any disaster happens in the future you can buy bananas and donate one by one to the affected..
Jerome Friday, 08 June 2018 08:56 PM
Damage is done.
Jerome Friday, 08 June 2018 08:57 PM
Damage is done
AH Wicks Friday, 08 June 2018 08:58 PM
Why charity returned the money to treasury Still lying mr senasinghe Once a thief always a THIEF
Aj Friday, 08 June 2018 09:09 PM
What a joke
Samy Selvarajah Friday, 08 June 2018 09:12 PM
Mr.Sujeeva (Member of Parliament- Elected by popular vote), what are doing with poor peoples's money? Pleasedo not give excuses and deceive the people who voted for M.P's like you. When you accepted the bribe and when you were the COPE member, you still claim to be innocent, just like other M.P's. Did you think of "charity" at that time of accepting the bribe and speaking to Aloysius at the same time that you were member of the COPE? IF YOU FEEL SHAMED, PLEASE RESIGN, I know you will not resign, for sure.I Jesus name, I speak the truth about you.
dickie bird Friday, 08 June 2018 09:21 PM
Should have returned along with the foot Notes.
Brainmaster Friday, 08 June 2018 09:14 PM
UNP should kick him out if he doesn t go on his own via DM Android App
Common Sense Friday, 08 June 2018 09:42 PM
Sujeewa, don't you think that you had saved SLR 3.0 Million out of your personal funds by accepting SLR 3.0 Million from Aloysius for your election campaign? On which basis, are you telling that you were not aware of from whom those SLR 3.0 Million received? Don't think that young intellectuals in this country are fools to accept your explanation. Your explanation may be accepted by innocent uneducated people in this country.
Kenter Sose Friday, 08 June 2018 09:48 PM
Sinhalayage heti, learn from the minority politicians dude.
Onray Daniel Friday, 08 June 2018 09:55 PM
Too late you are a criminal.
Agnata12 Friday, 08 June 2018 09:56 PM
Too late you the if! !!
Gamaya Friday, 08 June 2018 10:02 PM
Oh Sujeewa, the best you could do is to shut up. Remember when you are in a hole, STOP digging.
mugunthan Friday, 08 June 2018 10:06 PM
THE WHOLE BUNCH IN THE PARLIAMENT IS CORRUPTED, THERE IS NO ONE MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT HONEST, THIS PRACTICE WILL CONTINUE IN SRILANKA UNTIL THE EARTH PLANET EXIST.
Siripala Friday, 08 June 2018 10:06 PM
Without deceiving the masses wither away.lf you wanna do charity,do it honourably. Why wait till Speaker Karu Jayasuriya or a Chief Prelate tell you. Get lost .
Fraser Friday, 08 June 2018 10:07 PM
Please Sujeewa in the name of that great school you attended Trinity College, STOP adding insult to injury.
Mia Man Friday, 08 June 2018 10:08 PM
Be a gentleman and be honest. Don't fool people by saying that you didn't know and this bullshit. No need to wait until someone ask you to leave. Just say that you have done something wrong and step down like a gentleman politician
Manel Saturday, 09 June 2018 01:07 AM
WHY don't you join Ali Baba and his opposition of JOkers because that is where crooks like you belong.
munta loose Saturday, 09 June 2018 01:15 AM
I see two angels in this story.1. Sujeewa is not a baby. He got to accept what he has done in unpardonable and should resign ASAP.We all irrespective of the political party we belong should cry out loud to stop these kind of people coming to power.2. I do not know if these things are happening just because of the conflict between RW and MS. But what ever the circumstances are this is how a country should run.Expose the wrong doers to public and they will the best judges.I request all to be aware that during MR,s time none of these things happened. If any one was obedient to MR or the family they could do any dirty act, murder, and any thing they want.This change is what we expected from this government and I still say Yahapalanaya is 1000 times better than the previous regime.
LKcricket Saturday, 09 June 2018 01:52 AM
Is there a a law in our books that a thief can get away from being imprisonment by donating money to a charity?If not for revelation of this largest financial crime in the country you would have been silentNow you have done the crime, you must be punished.Police must immediately put him inside bards!You are a thief!
Ceylonese Saturday, 09 June 2018 02:06 AM
Hilarious. He says he didnt know that the Mendis Company had links with PTL and otherwise he would have said no for the crap. But he also says he didn't know about it and only my campaign team received and spent it. LoL
Ash Saturday, 09 June 2018 02:30 AM
Very disappointed in you as a politician and as a person who the people expected a new political culture. So shameful. A disgrace to the younger generation.
Ram Saturday, 09 June 2018 02:56 AM
What made you to spend 30-35M for a campaign where if you win you will not even get as legitimate income the interest you earn on 30-35M in deposit/ Sujeeva can you explain?
Banana tricks Saturday, 09 June 2018 03:07 AM
Publish the list of people who gave you the 30 million to run your election campaign. Then we can see whether they have benefitted too.
Upul Arunajith Saturday, 09 June 2018 03:08 AM
See what a god fearing n thrifty this senasinghe is? Huh
S Saturday, 09 June 2018 03:40 AM
You will never win in next election..
Sujeewa Saturday, 09 June 2018 03:47 AM
Don't worry, dear Sujeewa. You have your future. All who commented MR goons. No one talk about MR goons looting the country. U keep ur stand.
Lombast Saturday, 09 June 2018 04:01 AM
Match fixing for 2015 election by PTL. These so called MP are like chicken in the market. Anyone can buy and use for anything...
mike Saturday, 09 June 2018 04:30 AM
You had us there for a moment with your big talks and banana donations . All in all i think you are no better than the rest. Donating that money will not bring you a blessing at all . You held on to it for all these years why donate it now.
Adil Bashith Saturday, 09 June 2018 05:00 AM
Resign if you got a backbone Shame
T.N Saturday, 09 June 2018 05:21 AM
Its not you to be shamed, the people who vote for you.
lion Saturday, 09 June 2018 06:16 AM
The man was beaten mercilessly by every one for his behavior. At least these corruption came to light after this government came to power. What is the scenario under the previous government ? no one will know whats happening if comes to light, one called to the media institutions heads, whether you want to live or not.
Nuwan Saturday, 09 June 2018 08:00 AM
If you want a revolution in Sri Lankan politics here is what we should do. Offer a general pardon to all local and foreign companies who have lined up the pockets of the politicians within the last 10 years to disclose the names and amounts. JVP, are you ready take the lead?
Patriot Saturday, 09 June 2018 08:07 AM
A thief cannot escape by declaring to donate what was stolen. Must still be punished.
Sagara Saturday, 09 June 2018 08:10 AM
I do not surprise you made a proposal like this since You all bloody politicians think that majority of this country are fools and which is true as well. Otherwise how come Mahinda won last election. Similarly those whole bunch of corrupt politicians will be elected next time to including Sujeewa, Dayasiri.
Redflame Saturday, 09 June 2018 08:44 AM
You have already tarnished your reputation. There is no corrective action for this. All you parliamentarians wearing white clothes are the most corrupted people in the society. You all are responsible making this one of the most corrupted countries in the world.
Cobra Saturday, 09 June 2018 08:50 AM
All this ha ho is because of the bond scam but like they say many businessmen donate millions to politicians for their election campaigns for favors they could extract later, (including to those who are now screaming their heads off crying 'foul') throughout the years and that is a fact. So don't they have something to say about that?
Jaya Saturday, 09 June 2018 09:04 AM
The man who went up the kitul tree to tap tody said he came down because there was no grass
SL Saturday, 09 June 2018 09:05 AM
wow.great.Let Alosyouse to donate the money he robbed to central bank charity .
M.O.A.Careem Saturday, 09 June 2018 09:25 AM
accept the indictment deny the involvement - punishment same as..........
monica Saturday, 09 June 2018 09:35 AM
Caption for 3rd photo: "Help me come out this rut"Ask your conscious - you're guilty and returning the money should not purify you of the sin. You are a part of "them" trying to hoodwink the people and doing a good job at it, too
OBSERVER Saturday, 09 June 2018 09:37 AM
IF YOU ARE GENUINE AND HONEST PERSON,YOU WOULD HAVE NEVER ACCEPT THIS MONEY AT ALL.AS YOU SAY,IF SOMEONE HAS ACCEPTED THAT WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE,THAT WOULD HAVE REVEAL IMMEDIATELY. POLITICIANS RECEIVE MONEY FROM EVERY BUSINESSMAN,NOT ONLY FROM MENDIS COMPANY.THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THEY RECEIVE MONEY FROM THIS COMPANY TOO. AND THIS WAS REVEALED DUE TO BOND COMMISSION.OTHERWISE THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN UNKNOWN FOR ANYONE,LIKE OTHER MONEY DEALS WITH OTHER BUSINESSMAN. ALL THE SRI LANKAN POLITICIANS ARE PROSTITUTES WHO IS READY TO SELL THEIR SOUL FOR MONEY.
dulan Saturday, 09 June 2018 09:49 AM
Sadly if he contest he will win! Nearly all the rouges in last govt won again except Mahinda even he won in Kurnaegala. This is what happens when the vote is given prematurely to nations still coming out of feudal system
Silva Saturday, 09 June 2018 10:08 AM
Sir, As poor people of this country we didn't expect a miracle of Asia from a young politicians like you. We only expected honesty towards your Mother land. Because we believed that youthfulness always tag along with honesty and social justice. You have shamed yourself your family and the people who voted for you.
Jonson Saturday, 09 June 2018 10:15 AM
You have no option other than resigning from all government post and start your own business.
Nadaal Saturday, 09 June 2018 10:29 AM
Dear Sujeewa, pls tell to all those who are in The parliament currently, that misappropriation of public funds is an unforgivable sin. At least you shall open up their consciences if they have any
Nethra Saturday, 09 June 2018 10:37 AM
The young talented politicians should be careful,since there is a force to mislead the Sri Lanka's growth and even the experienced politicians fallen in to this pray and we can't blame you.Please be careful, some times other political party leaders may be happy about this incident,but when you think aboutthe Country Mother Lanka she will crying endless.Please be alert always, have a committee to discuss these matters when you receive funds like this.
Sunil Saturday, 09 June 2018 10:38 AM
The Lion roars.
asela Saturday, 09 June 2018 11:12 AM
BOND HORA are you a lawyer or a bus driver? What a funny proposal? People remember how you screamed at MR and the rest calling them rogues. Where are you now? gentlemen politicians such as Gayantha K, Ranjith Madduma Bandara, Sagala Rathnayake, Akila Viraj who never uttered a word against anyone calling Rogues are the real gentlemen. You were screaming on TV talking about your wealthy father and family painting a different picture of you who never knew about your family. You are standing naked now. Leave this Hora Job as a apolitican and pluck coconuts at home .
gamini Saturday, 09 June 2018 11:41 AM
Mr. Sera,Shame on you...You gave lorry talks of your ancestors wealth the luxurious life of your babyhood to the public as if you are a born Billionaire.Now we understand how those monies have come to you. These are monies of taxpayers you and your counteparts have robbed.Get resign all your post and apologise to the nation like a man if you have guts.
Percy Saturday, 09 June 2018 11:42 AM
Why did you accept the money in the first place? You very well knew that the money was tainted and not clean. When you accept dirty money you are also dirty.Didn't your parents ever teach you that any charitable or good deed must be done with clean money? It's useless trying to do good with dirty money. God doesn't accept good deeds done with dirty money.
REEZ Saturday, 09 June 2018 12:02 PM
Do you think Alosiyas is a fool to give 3 million to your election campaigners without your concern Mr. Senasinghe.
TONY Saturday, 09 June 2018 12:05 PM
WHY CHARITY. YOU CANNOT DO CHARITY WITH ILLEGAL MONEY. ALL THIS MONEY SHOULD GO TO INLAND REVENUE AS TAX ON INCOME. DONT WAIT UNTIL ANYONE TELLS YOU TO DO SO, PAY YOUR TAX ON ALL "OTHER INCOME"
Perumal Saturday, 09 June 2018 12:15 PM
Ask Aloysius to donate his ill gotten money to charity. Matter closed
dana Saturday, 09 June 2018 12:26 PM
baila chakrawarthi via DM Android App
Much was expected from you Saturday, 09 June 2018 12:35 PM
EXPOSED AS ROGUE IN THE FIRST ROUND NO MORE WILL YOU ENJOY TRUSTGIVE UP POLITICS AND GET BACK TO YOUR BLACK COAT AS MOST ARE ALSO CORRUPT THERE TOOWHAT A STAYTE OUR COUNTRY IS IN AFTER 70 years
faizer Saturday, 09 June 2018 12:41 PM
Shameless bronze medalist Sujeewa Serasinghe open his mouth now. Dayasiri is the gold medalist while Sarath Fonseka is the silver medalist of the bond issue.
Mahesh Saturday, 09 June 2018 12:52 PM
What about big talk's you done about yourself and your family before.You are not clean. You are dirty as Mahendran Allosyes and your leaders.What about the book you wrote
Samy Saturday, 09 June 2018 01:03 PM
Do you think all Sri Lankans are modayas? We also know that C.I.D. knows that you collected these cheques after 2015 elections. Definetly, during the Bond Scam, while you were COPE member and speaking to Aloysius during Bond Scam investigations. Please don't try to claim that you did not know who owns Mendis
HKum Saturday, 09 June 2018 01:23 PM
99%of the MPs are very corrupt. The voters of this country should not vote for any of these corrupt politicians irrspective of their party affiliations.We should never let them get reelected. Current president, the former president, his family, current prime minister and the members of the current parliament should be forced out of politics. I voted for Sirisena at the presidential poll, voted for the unp at the parliamentary vote. Gave my manape to Ranil, Rosy, and Dr. Harsha de Silva. I feel sorry for talented people like Harsha. I will never vote for Sirisena, Ranil or any of the Rajapakses. Let's hope a new face with a new vision will emerge and give leadership to the country.
perpetual Saturday, 09 June 2018 05:57 PM
ha ha Harsha the clean guy? Have you got a cheque from him also? or is this Harsha himself writing the comment?
kulen26 Saturday, 09 June 2018 01:41 PM
i dont have any bad words in my dictionary to give it to you at the moment as im out of words believe me.I was wondering this guy some years ago i cant believe as i still living in this world with this kind of guys.
S. Vitharana Saturday, 09 June 2018 02:13 PM
This is absurd Gentleman. You your proxy took the money since you did not sufficient funds for election campaign. Now barely after three years you are in a position to return such "donated" money back to charity. How did you earn so much of money during the last three years? What about the damage you done to opposition candidates during the election throwing "unjust" money in the campaign?Are you going to resign from the seat?
Saman Kumara Saturday, 09 June 2018 02:20 PM
Now, MR Basil, Gota , Namal, Siranthie, Siranthi's brother, CSN Yositha seems all are saint. Biggest corrupt family in Sri Lankan history escaping, forgetting from people. Small corrupt like Sujeewa S have to face music.
Haramanis Saturday, 09 June 2018 06:19 PM
Saman - you are still in dreamland believing in rumors.. This is for real. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka was robbed by a cabal of looters led by RW and Ravi and Sujeewa was among them.
dilip Saturday, 09 June 2018 10:32 PM
Saman you are a lost case.The law in sri lanka is that one is innocent until prowen guilty. Very easy to call one a thief but proove it.This is where most of the people who comments go wrong .
sujeeva Sunday, 10 June 2018 11:58 AM
Corrupt is always a corrupt whether Big or Small....
Rohan Saturday, 09 June 2018 02:22 PM
Hope he reads the comments in this column.
Bandula Kendaragama Saturday, 09 June 2018 02:27 PM
What a joke this ........... Donatuion means your money........ this is not your money...... this money belongs to poor people......... You need to pay, with interest, to the Central Bank.............
Nd Saturday, 09 June 2018 10:08 PM
Will it be safe at de central bank?:)
Independent Analysis Saturday, 09 June 2018 02:30 PM
You have no mandate to give it to Charity, nor can you decide where it should go. You can give for Charity your hard earned money. Its now property of a case, or could be subject to a judiciary process. 1, Handover it to Authorities, 2. Give a honest statement to Inquiring officers, and tell everything you know including the masterminds,3. Withdraw your Book on the subject with an apology and compensation for those who bought the book, 4, Make a Candid statement in Parliament to the country and voters, with an apology. 5. Sacrifice your Seat and go home, if you ever wish to remain in Politics. People well never settle for anything less than, a complete clean up of the present lot.
Footnote Saturday, 09 June 2018 02:47 PM
May donate to helping Hambantota as common charity from all tax payers.
Ralahamy Sunday, 10 June 2018 05:04 AM
At this rate, the Treasure may have to open a new revenue account for recovering ill gotten wealth of politicians. This may add up to several billion as time goes, because we have still not reached half way in this bottomless pit.
Harith Saturday, 09 June 2018 02:37 PM
Haha after spending 30-35 million by the businessmen they knew the probability of UNP wining and you having a key role in the government was not 100%. How much return did you promise to them if all things work well for you?
faizer Saturday, 09 June 2018 02:46 PM
Dear Readers... Please help me to find out a genuine politician to vote next time with the names. Otherwise country will be in deep shit and no one can bring back as we wish.
Sunil Saturday, 09 June 2018 02:54 PM
All of you are crooks of the highest order, worse than any of the criminals Sri Lanka has ever seen.
sisl Saturday, 09 June 2018 03:04 PM
One of my votes was wasted for him! Jeez really!! Can people be this cunning. From the day u all were elected we were dreaming of improvements, least a tiny business growth but all we hear now is the growth of ur pockets. Shame on u people. I think even though that Ranjan is a "naluwa" he is better than anyone else.
faizer Saturday, 09 June 2018 03:04 PM
Dear Readers.... Name the next person of the bond scam and win a free tour to Singapore (to meet Aloysius) or win a house next to RK.
Asanka Saturday, 09 June 2018 03:10 PM
OK Lear t you got another 30mn. Now what, another media show? I think there could be more...
kehelSujee Saturday, 09 June 2018 03:14 PM
yes use this money to distribute bananas with your name on it
Sara Saturday, 09 June 2018 03:34 PM
Your suggestion does not make any sense. Ask your bosses to donate the entire loot, it is more sensible.
Dimuthu Mendis Saturday, 09 June 2018 04:17 PM
Good show.. I think he is going to write a book of fairy tales next time..
robert Saturday, 09 June 2018 04:42 PM
Who need your forud money, nonsense reply
nadarajah Saturday, 09 June 2018 05:46 PM
why cannot some intellectuals form a party and facilitate the masses to throw away the UNP/SLPP/SLFP
Martin Milton Saturday, 09 June 2018 06:37 PM
Lies will never get anyone any further than the 'Fiery Pit', so to speak. Donating to these illicit funds to charity MUST NOT GET HIM OFF THE HOOK - BY ANY MEANS.If this issue was not raised he would have jolly well kept the funds! ALL rogues/thieves need to be treated the same way regardless. MM
Sambo Saturday, 09 June 2018 06:40 PM
The joke of the century Do you think all the people in this country are dumb as you are?.
Sunil Saturday, 09 June 2018 07:46 PM
The silence maintained by the President and the PM in the face of mounting allegations against their ministers and MPs is deafening. Scarecrows would have performed much better.Incidentally, when is the rose going to bloom?
ben muththu Saturday, 09 June 2018 08:50 PM
Did the Deputy Minister declare these earnings to the Dept. of Inland Revenue? When intercepted by the Inland Revenue, can the ordinary citizen too donate the undeclared earnings to charity and escape?
Tupac shakur Saturday, 09 June 2018 09:58 PM
Machang okkama horu balang giyama API thamai googn mattto
Nd Saturday, 09 June 2018 10:07 PM
Will it be safe at the central bank?:)
ananda Saturday, 09 June 2018 10:11 PM
Hello,Can you please give us a breakdown how you have spent the money on your campaign received from the Mendis co.I hope You still have that money in your pocket.I do not think any MP who have recieved the money has directly spent for the election If they had done so. The cat could have jump out of the sack much earlier.That is why you say if any one ask you to pay back you are ready to do so. That makea very ridicule. You have cheated Mendis co.also.
Gamaya Saturday, 09 June 2018 11:41 PM
I was one who admired you at the last General elections.No moreYour dishonesty in making money stink to the very core.
Joseph Sunday, 10 June 2018 12:04 AM
Sujeewa donate your self to charity. You were showing that you were innocent but in reality you are not
A.lugolle Sunday, 10 June 2018 03:49 AM
Resign immediately like a gentleman and return the money to the central bank. you have no feature. so better suicide. .
saman Sunday, 10 June 2018 04:21 AM
Yahapaalana thing rocks!
Sanath jayatilaka Sunday, 10 June 2018 05:07 AM
If you have had a glance at the Law Books that are shown behind you, you will that a robber or cheat cannot return the goods and get away from the due punishment. You would have also read of the famous case in India where a person accused of the misuse of the railway line tried to defend his action by saying that others too did the same.
Sharon Sunday, 10 June 2018 09:33 AM
One thing I learn from this political drama is, it is the biggest rogue who call the other as rogue......... Sujeewa is the hallmark of this phenomenon.
R.Anthony Sunday, 10 June 2018 11:55 AM
Thotha Baba didn't know where 3 million came from . It's over 3 yrs bloody liar. Please dont insult your late father allow him to rest in peace. Please resign and get out without cheating the voters. Hon Ranjan Ramanayake isn't he Correct 100% what 95% of liars like you Do.
Sujeeva Sunday, 10 June 2018 11:57 AM
People who came to power boasting that they will catch thieves and corrupts of the previous regime has NOW become the "REAL THIEVES AND CORRUPTS" ...... This is not Yahapalana. This is called HORA-PALANA. What a SHAME !!!!
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