Namal says he has only two watches

2015-02-13 03:17:30

Following recent social media reports that MP Namal Rajapaksa owned a luxury watch collection, the former President’s son denied owning more than two watches.

When contacted by the Daily Mirror, Mr. Rajapaksa said that these were simply rumours that were circulating on social media and websites.

“I don’t own such a luxury watch collection. I own just two watches and they were also gifts from family and friends. I have not bought myself a watch for several years now,” he said.

Commenting on the photos that seem to show him wearing at least eight different luxury watches on different occasions, amounting to several millions of rupees, he said they were fabricated photos.

“In all these photos, it is the same watch that I am wearing. But they have made it seem like they are different.”

He further added that it was simply gossip circulating on social media and not an issue of national concern. (Shihara Maduwage)


  Comments - 79

  • Giabao Friday, 13 February 2015 09:06

    May be possible, but in order to prove it it would be good to present original photos

    Reply : 8       135

    raju Friday, 13 February 2015 19:38

    check on youtube videos of namal - this guy is a big fat lier -he is wearing many watches

    Reply : 9       87

    anura Saturday, 14 February 2015 00:58

    hey, are you homeless like your uncle too?

    Reply : 5       29

    lkboy Friday, 13 February 2015 09:11

    like tihs part - "not an issue of national concern" :D

    Reply : 11       101

    nuwan Friday, 13 February 2015 20:31

    Of-course its a national issue, how did this MP Namal Rajapaksha acquire these high value wrist watches, if they were gifts who gave them to Namal and what favours did the MP grant thro his father Mahinda, or uncles Gota and Basil at the expense of public funds!

    Reply : 8       53

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 13 February 2015 09:11

    Namal if Weerawansa needs Rs.8000/- to Rs. 10,000/- for one make up per day, why not you have Luxury watches.

    Reply : 11       112

    Bubble Banda Friday, 13 February 2015 09:12

    Totta Baba, you only use Rs. 500/- watches purchased in the pavement. Is it true.

    Reply : 15       150

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 13 February 2015 09:14

    With the money you and your father looted you could have bought all these branded Watch Companies Namal. Do you think that we are fools?

    Reply : 16       180

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 13 February 2015 09:58


    Reply : 13       88

    lali Friday, 13 February 2015 16:22

    yes you are a fool.

    Reply : 44       17

    iemerald Friday, 13 February 2015 09:14

    how can several cameras lie.but all politicians lioe through their teeth and the dodgy lawyer is no different.

    Reply : 10       127

    shameer Friday, 13 February 2015 09:14

    ayyo salli

    Reply : 5       65

    J Palitha Friday, 13 February 2015 09:16

    Namal without smoke no fire man, remember one thing, you will suffer very badly time to come for all the sins.

    Reply : 10       108

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 13 February 2015 09:17

    Namal putha, still you are Chooty Baba.... Ha...Ha... Ha..

    Reply : 6       107

    Vijith Pieterz Friday, 13 February 2015 09:18

    May be you would have given these watches for your girl friends.

    Reply : 7       70

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 13 February 2015 09:56

    Then it should be more than 100 Luxury Watches.... as he had legal

    Reply : 6       47

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 13 February 2015 09:23

    You are the only Prince who enjoyed the life to the Max. than Prince Charles.

    Reply : 6       88

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 13 February 2015 09:54

    His father MR enjoyed a Super Luxury life than President Obama.

    Reply : 6       85

    Maina Friday, 13 February 2015 09:28

    The prices are strange to me, but those are definitely different watches.

    Reply : 7       69

    Batangala Friday, 13 February 2015 09:33

    You and family still think that the Sri Lankans are fools to believe this. Wait till the next election.

    Reply : 6       87

    Riz Friday, 13 February 2015 15:25

    yes, u are true... but still new Govmnt going to show dat they are fool by allowing MR to contest in next election for PM. Then wat is point of defeating in presidential election...

    Reply : 2       21

    Mr.Pronto. Saturday, 14 February 2015 08:43

    I quite agree with Batangala. People say that NR is the third "KOTI PATHIYA" in Sri Lanka!

    Reply : 1       6

    Batangala Friday, 13 February 2015 09:33

    You and family still think that the Sri Lankans are fools to believe this. Wait till the next election.

    Reply : 6       49

    Dulmini Friday, 13 February 2015 09:39

    all these are western NGO plans to discredit the Rajapaksa family.I an guarantee that Naml have only two.

    Reply : 86       19

    Cobra Friday, 13 February 2015 09:52

    The other 12 watches went the way the Lamborghinis did!!!

    Reply : 8       82

    ratne Friday, 13 February 2015 09:55

    So what is the problem ? can,t someone have few watches.may be worth making a complain about curruption.

    Reply : 70       19

    OMG Friday, 13 February 2015 11:16

    Percy and his gang thinks the Sri Lankans are damn fools.

    Reply : 2       6

    Sara Friday, 13 February 2015 11:38

    Watch hunting and Witch hunting, I cannot find this item in the 100 day program ? Time is running-out boys. Hurry up.

    Reply : 9       31

    Sapattuwa Friday, 13 February 2015 12:17

    May be true not buy any of them. How many shoes you got only two one black and other white. via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       3

    nanda Friday, 13 February 2015 12:24

    It is sad to see very poor quality comments. It shows our social media lovers are still at infant age.

    Reply : 18       34

    ckv Friday, 13 February 2015 13:58

    Agreed, and the number of thumbs up for these nonsensical comments is shocking

    Reply : 13       17

    Pat Friday, 13 February 2015 12:39

    And the queen is my sister.

    Reply : 3       31

    piyal Friday, 13 February 2015 13:14

    watch out.Using social media to propagate lies and dam lies could backfire much more than what is happening now..

    Reply : 7       19

    Nalin Friday, 13 February 2015 13:18

    He has hundreds of undergarments worth of millions. Dont ask who said via DM Android App

    Reply : 4       15

    roger Friday, 13 February 2015 23:44

    Well, Ismelda Marcos from Philippines had 700 pairs of shoes when she was the First Lady !

    Reply : 0       3

    Renu Friday, 13 February 2015 13:33

    People know about you and the family. They are not fools like you are. We know you at St Thomas,s college, and what duds you were .

    Reply : 3       24

    Suminda Friday, 13 February 2015 13:40

    How did you manage to invest money for CSN tv channel and Sinha FM radio channel with the MP salary,which needs over billion of rupees

    Reply : 3       26

    ckv Friday, 13 February 2015 13:55

    Maybe so. But the pictures as very blur and the prices are taken from where exactly? Ebay? Some shop?does not seem legit.

    Reply : 13       6

    kamal Friday, 13 February 2015 14:02

    You may publish the original photos of these events to prove what you say.

    Reply : 5       9

    AR Friday, 13 February 2015 14:03

    Why only they can get expensive gifts or borrow money from Wele Suda? Ai Api kaluda

    Reply : 5       8

    Sisira Friday, 13 February 2015 14:34

    Fake images- Then Namal himself has created them it seems, "cuz most of the images are there in his official web and FB account, ex:-

    Reply : 3       12

    bandu Friday, 13 February 2015 14:35

    I have a fake Role.. too and it cost me nothing.When a person like him wear watches everbody thinks that they are expensive..You can buy from HongKong or Thailand these very cheap original look alike watches and only an expert can recognise them!

    Reply : 18       6

    common sence Tuesday, 17 February 2015 08:21 body manufactures fake watches in Patek philippe brand

    Reply : 1       4

    Yasin Friday, 13 February 2015 14:50

    I pity you Namal.... you have messed up your young life by getting into politics because you had a great and powerful father and you could have enjoyed your life in private without much ado....what a waste. My regrets are with you.

    Reply : 3       17

    mac Friday, 13 February 2015 14:51


    Reply : 4       12

    Mano Perera Friday, 13 February 2015 15:10

    What have done these politicians to this county they should accountable for their life time. Father to son nothing different what the had live luxury life spence of poor tax payers. We must make sure these politicians never come back in different lion mask.

    Reply : 4       9

    tissa Friday, 13 February 2015 15:13

    like your racing card.we are nor fools like your family thinking you and yoirgaillt knows that your family raced not only Colombo even in kandy via DM Android App

    Reply : 3       8

    Jayan Friday, 13 February 2015 15:33

    The main reason for your father to lose election was your idiotic behavior during his presidency. You are popular only among the fools in Hambantota district.

    Reply : 7       32

    Riz Friday, 13 February 2015 17:30

    100% true.

    Reply : 4       15

    Riz Friday, 13 February 2015 15:35

    then why new govmnt is allowing this family to contest in upcoming election ? Then wat is point of defeating MR in presidential election.. just imagine if MR becomes PM of next Parliament. Again these buggers will start corruptions....

    Reply : 5       15

    Sarankan Friday, 13 February 2015 15:54

    He answer same like, I have only two own watches but I rend other watches from others.

    Reply : 1       9

    Veda-mama Friday, 13 February 2015 15:55

    What for the telling Namal. The two watches you own are also Duplicates what we purchased down Front Street in Pettah. But ultimately, I had to pay for them since you could not even afford it. So what are these fellows talking about?????

    Reply : 1       12

    Wickremasinghe Friday, 13 February 2015 16:00

    Next question will be to find out how many under wear he has got?

    Reply : 16       6

    Veda-mama Saturday, 14 February 2015 03:22

    While you keep counting his underwear......Must check ...How many Bank accounts he has??

    Reply : 3       4

    Arun Vincent Sunday, 15 February 2015 12:09

    Veda, ask the question correctly:How many bank accounts in Switzerlnd?

    1       1

    shek Friday, 13 February 2015 16:05

    he could have said that his watches are Replica that would be a safe answer. via DM Android App

    Reply : 2       10

    People Friday, 13 February 2015 16:09

    Don’t bother Namal baba too much, anee ape chooooooooty baba. By the way, I also gifted a watch to Namal baba for a favor. A watch made of coconut leaf, but I don’t see it in the pictures above.

    Reply : 4       13

    Laiya Friday, 13 February 2015 16:14

    Cannot believe. Even I have three watches but all Casio Pure mercantile executive. just Casio and all three valued Rs 15000 in All. So Namal should have more.

    Reply : 4       15

    Para Friday, 13 February 2015 16:14


    Reply : 3       17

    Freebird Friday, 13 February 2015 16:40

    No these are toy watches gifted by my dad like helicopters and cars he gifted via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       4

    AJJAA Friday, 13 February 2015 17:36

    Wear one around your neck!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply : 3       15

    Wimale Friday, 13 February 2015 20:31

    Shhh his every things are toys made of plastics.even his law digree too fake.namal are you sure Mara is your father? Pls ask from mom and let us know . Thank you

    Reply : 6       14

    lanka putha Friday, 13 February 2015 22:45

    It was a gift and they are fake.We are not fools

    Reply : 0       2

    SAPUMAL KUMARAYA Saturday, 14 February 2015 01:34


    Reply : 1       6

    xfernando Saturday, 14 February 2015 01:51

    Delusional thug. For stealing money from people who starve, I hope you rot.

    Reply : 1       5

    TripleX Saturday, 14 February 2015 02:25

    You bloody lieing SOB, if we take your word as you only have two watches , out the rest of really what you have we can make a village of hundreds of houses for the poor and needy masses you and your bloody another SOB father have made them . You b-----d how much of public money you may have spent on those Boywood C---s ?

    Reply : 1       5

    Nims Saturday, 14 February 2015 02:34

    May be he purchased only two watches and the rest he received as official gifts. So the rest belongs to Sri Lanka Government.

    Reply : 1       5

    Nims Saturday, 14 February 2015 02:35

    Namal, dont you feel ashamed to see these photos. Please give your comments!!!

    Reply : 1       4

    Amarakoon Saturday, 14 February 2015 03:01

    So Mr. Namal, what about the other 10 watches? You borrowed them from someone?

    Reply : 1       3

    unity Saturday, 14 February 2015 04:58

    fools will belive u . via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       5

    CitizenPerera Saturday, 14 February 2015 06:03

    These are all lies to discredit our prince. Even if he has many watches, what the problem? He will gift them as charity ti the Sri Lanka Cricket team if we win the world cup.

    Reply : 4       0

    Tamil from the north Saturday, 14 February 2015 07:22

    That is true, he only has two watches. He only learnt to count up to 2. Beyond that he does not know.

    Reply : 3       10

    kithudugama Saturday, 14 February 2015 23:13

    How did he write the law exam ????

    Reply : 1       5

    Charles Wright Saturday, 14 February 2015 12:25

    Two watches, oh yes, one to watch his back and one to watch his front

    Reply : 2       6

    Kish Saturday, 14 February 2015 17:22

    How does watch ownership affect the governance of Sri Lanka? These petty small comments are from small petty low class chaps. At least try to become better people.

    Reply : 6       1

    asiyawe ascharya Saturday, 14 February 2015 19:36

    good for hambantota donkeys

    Reply : 2       6

    jomoama Monday, 16 February 2015 21:35

    dont call names to people who have not done you anything wrong. What harm did the hambatonta people do to you? do find life, nascist!

    Reply : 2       2

    Hussain Sunday, 15 February 2015 08:36

    Liar. Country knows who is he.

    Reply : 3       6

    tomsam Tuesday, 17 February 2015 07:52

    Two balls would be a sensible statement.

    Reply : 1       3

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