UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa rejecting the allegations levelled against him said he was fully prepared to face the consequences, if he had done any wrong.
“I want to tell all my supporters that these allegations have no basis. More than being angered, I am saddened. While we never claimed to be perfect, we always had the best interest of the country and the Sri Lankan people in mind,” Mr. Rajapaksa said.
“This is true not only of Mahinda Rajapaksa but of us as his children as well. We were brought up to take responsibility for our actions. As such, if I have done any wrong, I am fully prepared to face the consequences. However, I am certain of my innocence with regard to the outrageous allegations that have been put forth against me, he added.
The full statement issued by MP Namal Rajapaksa
Dear supporters and friends,
As you may have already heard, certain individuals are coming after me with a vengeance, trying to implicate me in a number of alleged wrongdoings. We expected this. Those who are older than I am will remember well that this is the usual fate that members of the SLFP must suffer whenever we lose elections. It has happened in the past, and the same is happening this time also.
As a politician, coming after me is OK because I have the strength and support system to face it. But unfortunately, I’m not the only one. Many of our strong supporters – ordinary citizens – from around the country have also undergone various types of harassment. Most of these individuals didn’t break the law – they only supported Mahinda Rajapaksa, and they are being punished for that choice.
I appeal to the new President to take measures to safeguard our supporters around the country and to take action against those who are carrying out this harassment. I hope he will remember that these supporters of Mahinda Rajapaksa were once strong supporters of his as well, so please ensure their safety.
We welcome the new government’s initiatives of “good governance,” but we make a strong appeal not to allow certain individuals misuse this initiative to fulfill personal vendettas under the guise of “good governance.”
Comments - 16
ram Wednesday, 14 January 2015 09:33 PM
Daya Wednesday, 14 January 2015 09:49 PM
Dear Namal. We loved you some times back but was very sorry to see how you were going in the wrong direction. You know the truth.
ed Wednesday, 14 January 2015 10:02 PM
WELL CHUTI BABA , HOW DID YOU ENJOY IN AUSTRALIA TO BRING THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES TO YOUR BELOVED LAND OF THE KING SRI LANKA ? WE SEE THAT YOU HAVE EXCLUSIVE RACING CARS WHICH WERE AIRLIFTED TO SINGAPORE BEFORE THE ELECTIONS WHY ? WHERE IS THE MONEY IF YOU SOLD THEM ? HOW DID YOU EARN THAT SORT OF MONEY ? THIS IS ONE EXAMPLE , HOW ABOUT YOUR BANK ACCOUNTS ?CAN YOU DECLARE YOUR WEALTH TO THE PUBLIC BEFORE AND AFTER BECOMING A MP ?IF YOU HAVE THE GUTTS THEN DO IT WITHOUT TALKING ? YOU WILL CLEAR ALL OUR MINDS BABA !
DESILVA Wednesday, 14 January 2015 10:03 PM
Shamil Thursday, 15 January 2015 10:04 AM
Accept or Not Welikada is waiting for you bunch of thieves. We have a great leader RW and MS.
mura Wednesday, 14 January 2015 05:31 PM
First you surrender the degree
Roger Wednesday, 14 January 2015 05:32 PM
Can he explain how they acquired all these wealth?
Gihan perera Wednesday, 14 January 2015 08:02 PM
You are 100% right!
Madhavi Wednesday, 14 January 2015 04:00 PM
Very well said. Until proven, you are innocent. Current political hatred towards Rajapakshes cannot be justified. Please do prove they have done wrong doings if there are any.
Senaratne Wednesday, 14 January 2015 05:49 PM
Why, because someone in the puppets clan said otherwise? Prove it without barking at the moon!
Priyan Thursday, 15 January 2015 07:29 AM
Well said Namal. Now the allegations must be proved at a Court of Law.At the same time Namal, you must clear yourself from all wrong doings that they claim about. Then it will be good for yourself as a politician. Thanks.
Ranga Wednesday, 14 January 2015 08:21 PM
Well, now that there are no white vans, we will hear a lot, will not we?
AMMI Wednesday, 14 January 2015 08:22 PM
Of course you are very innocent with all these base less allegations but tell us from where did you get all the money to bring down all those luxury sports cars ?
Krishan Wednesday, 14 January 2015 04:06 PM
Well said bro...!!!
Gona Thursday, 15 January 2015 07:49 AM
They deserve the treatment meted out to tsars family in Russia. Wiped out
Waco Thursday, 15 January 2015 07:57 AM
Have you forgotten, how you all harrassed our great soldier after the 2010 elections.
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