The responsibility of the outstanding bills to the ITN should be taken by the committee that represented the Media and Propaganda Affairs of the party, former UPFA General Secretary Minister Susil Premajayantha said.
He also said he had no responsibility over the non-payment of bills after made a statement to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) this morning.
“According to the Presidential elections law, I had only to look after the legal matters of the election propaganda,” he said.
The responsibility of the outstanding bills to the ITN should be taken by the committee that represents the Media and Propaganda Affairs, the Minister said.
“At the time of the Presidential Election period the UPFA had less than 10,000 Rupees on its account. How can we pay Rs. 104 million from that account balance? The responsibility had to be taken by the committee,” he said.
“I do not know anything about the advertising firms, which had worked on the election propaganda, or how they raised money for the election, and don’t know to whom they paid to,” he said.
“I have been holding UPFA General Secretary post for eleven years but I have not done any work in the election committees and that is not relevant to me,” the Minister said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)