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I did not sell my portfolio for money: Wasantha

4 November 2018 09:35 pm - 52     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Responding to several social media claims, Minister of Tourism and Wildlife Wasantha Senanayake today strongly denied the allegation that he had sold his portfolio for Rs.500 million.

In a statement, he said that he was elected to the Parliament from the United National Party (UNP) votes of Polonnaruwa and will be the beloved leader of those people forever.

Minister Senanayake further said that he will never let any injustice happen to his voters.

He explained that while accepting the change needed for the country upon the President Maithripala Sirisena’s request  he had agreed to support the Government but he had never betrayed his portfolio for money.

He also said that the UNP leadership had failed to serve the country and its citizens therefore will serve the people under the leadership of President and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

  Comments - 52

  • DJ Sunday, 04 November 2018 10:24 PM

    Stop talking like a child. What stupid logic is that. You think people voted for you and not the UNP. Just stop being a gullible fool and enjoy your illegal money and see how far you will progress in life

    Nayaka Monday, 05 November 2018 07:33 AM

    This nayaka left MR first and rejoined first ! A record!!

    Hora Monday, 05 November 2018 11:45 AM

    We beive you 100% and we will vote for you in the next election as well.

    Sarath Sunday, 04 November 2018 10:25 PM

    You are a disgrace to Senanayake family. You weren't elected on UNP ticket to jump ship and support MR. If you can't work with UNP honourable thing would be to give reasons and resign. Then we would have respected you. Now you have brought disrespect to your entire family.

    rajitha7 Sunday, 04 November 2018 10:26 PM

    A minister once elected using the resources and the policies of one party should not switch in a Licchavi system! Didn't they sign some kind of charter and promised not jump to another party? Just cancel his party membership.

    Gamini Sunday, 04 November 2018 10:54 PM

    Dear Wasantha,I had great respect to you because I considered you to as a gentleman politician. But you have lowered your ethical and moral values by accepting a Ministerial Post in this undemocratic government.You did not sell your portfolio but you have been bought by two faced politicians who want power at any cost.Sha e on you "Sir"!!

    666 Monday, 05 November 2018 08:54 AM

    For the last two decades we had seen politicians from both sides crossing over to the other side. All of them were selling the rights

    southpaw Sunday, 04 November 2018 10:59 PM

    ofcourse you did it for your motherland and made a sacrifice in the process for the betterment of the Masses. . My Foot !

    shiran Sunday, 04 November 2018 11:03 PM

    Ha ha ha, please come next time for the vote. we have the voice only through our vote.

    Mohan Sunday, 04 November 2018 11:03 PM

    Honorable Sir, Please don't return to the UNP, You are a disgrace to the Senanayakes of Sri Lanka..

    Ashok Monday, 05 November 2018 10:03 AM


    tommy Monday, 05 November 2018 04:16 PM

    These people are not "honorable" but "vulnerable".

    TONY Sunday, 04 November 2018 11:06 PM


    TONY Sunday, 04 November 2018 11:08 PM


    M R Sunday, 04 November 2018 11:10 PM

    Of course you sold yourself for money . It’s a shame Sir! A person like you to do something like this. What you have done is something worst than a woman does in a brothel hose. Senanayakes never betrayed but you made the history. This betrayal will haunt not only you but down your generations. All the best with the money, Sir!

    Harini Sunday, 04 November 2018 11:17 PM


    Siyabala Sunday, 04 November 2018 11:28 PM

    Bravo Sir !

    Deny Sunday, 04 November 2018 11:29 PM

    Washantha When there are numerous allegations against most of our politicians still remains as allegations only and not proved; your denial will not make any difference.

    Citizen Sunday, 04 November 2018 11:37 PM

    It’s proved beyond doubt

    DN Sunday, 04 November 2018 11:42 PM

    Sold democracy of the country

    SN Monday, 05 November 2018 10:30 AM

    Sold his Ancestors respect too.

    Mandayan Sunday, 04 November 2018 11:48 PM

    The problem for you guys would be the next Presidential election due in 13 months. If Ranil wins, and most likely he would, you will neither here nor there.

    Mal Sunday, 04 November 2018 11:52 PM

    If you didn't sell you portfolio what the hell did you sell for 500 Million ... you are a common thief .... you have rattled the Senanayaka generation...

    ravin Sunday, 04 November 2018 11:53 PM

    Do you really believe that your constituency agree with you?.

    Buddhi Perera Sunday, 04 November 2018 11:55 PM

    "...........will serve the people under the leadership of President and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa." Will have to wait till those two get their own problems solved.

    Cyril Monday, 05 November 2018 07:46 AM

    A prostitute also said that she is a Virgin!

    DG Monday, 05 November 2018 07:52 AM

    Disgraceful politician giving excuses after coming to the Parliament with UNP votes. You should have resigned.

    voted Monday, 05 November 2018 08:22 AM

    nop you did not sell your portfolio for money but you did your soul.

    rohani Monday, 05 November 2018 08:26 AM

    Anyway, you are just bad for crossing over. Give up and return again.

    Palugaswewa Monday, 05 November 2018 08:40 AM

    To get rid of at least part of the shame, you can do one thing. Spend the money you 'earned' on poor people's needs of your electorate.

    KT Monday, 05 November 2018 08:44 AM

    Yes you didn't sell the portfolio but sold all the voters who voted for you !!!!

    fareed Monday, 05 November 2018 09:26 AM

    You sold your soul.

    Dhammika Monday, 05 November 2018 09:30 AM

    A DISGRACEFUL politician .

    nimalakantha Monday, 05 November 2018 09:35 AM

    U are teh biggest SHAME to teh Senanayke family,,u bribe taker

    dulan Monday, 05 November 2018 09:38 AM

    What is so great about Senanayake's , DS messed the party and country by wanting his dumb son as PM .

    lasantha Monday, 05 November 2018 09:38 AM

    no difference between MPs who betray their party voters and cross over and Prostitutes who sell their bodies for money

    wirantha Monday, 05 November 2018 09:40 AM

    u have a sick face and sick mouth,,u bribe taker ,,disgrace to the honourable Senanayakes..

    Lasantha de Silva Monday, 05 November 2018 09:43 AM

    You sold the Senanayake name.

    Ashok Monday, 05 November 2018 10:01 AM

    Shameless Rather Go

    Sgomez Monday, 05 November 2018 10:02 AM

    Hi baby face. Ur r kooko boy never saw and never took money

    Samson Monday, 05 November 2018 10:18 AM

    Resign from UNP and join SLPP, then you are acceptable.

    Monica Monday, 05 November 2018 10:19 AM

    You disgraced the ancestors and tarnished the name of you relos and close friends - let alone betrayed the innocent masses that voted you-in. They voted for the party and had trust in your late relatives who did so much for our country. Consequences will follow!Wish you read probably will know who I am.Totally disgusted!

    Samantha Monday, 05 November 2018 10:24 AM

    Man who has no shame. A boneless ass...

    Niyas Monday, 05 November 2018 10:25 AM

    Not for money for a dated cheque

    0716812895 Monday, 05 November 2018 10:47 AM

    Shameless traitor.Insulting the creator of UNPYou are good as rubbish.

    Nishantha Monday, 05 November 2018 11:39 AM

    WASANTHA, return the advance and JUMP BACK you will be a hero..... and mitigate your mistake

    Nelum Vithanage Monday, 05 November 2018 11:55 AM

    There is a famous saying in english : "Tell it to the Marines."Hope he knows what that means!

    Mohamed Monday, 05 November 2018 12:18 PM

    Shame and disgraceful politician!

    Silly Point Monday, 05 November 2018 12:19 PM

    I want to vomit when I see these rats.

    S Packianesa Monday, 05 November 2018 12:51 PM

    This not Ranil or Rajapaksa It is not UNP or SLFP. It is for Democracy. There are democratic way to change the premier by No confidence motion or defeating the Budget. This is Violate the Constitution and sacked the Premier allowing criminal to allow to take over media station by force.As s cit zen specially as a MP you have duty to safe guard the rule of Law

    Ninja Monday, 05 November 2018 06:28 PM

    Not only his portfolio but also his soul if the offer was right!!!

    unper Monday, 05 November 2018 07:46 PM

    Only voters can teach this kind of people a lesson. Should be sent to the dustbin.

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