I was offered Rs. 500 mn to join Govt: Range Bandara

2 November 2018 01:27 pm - 28     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


UNP MP Palitha Range Bandara revealed today that he was offered US$2.8 million and a ministerial portfolio to join the government.

“They agreed to offer me Rs.500 million and settle the transaction at a temple in Colombo but I said I could consider the offer if it was delivered to my house in Anamaduwa. They said I could be sworn in this evening. I received a message to my mobile phone saying I could get both cash and ministerial portfolio,” he told the media at the parliamentary complex today.

Mr. Bandara said the current situation is that the people’s representatives were bought over for money and added that it was a serious threat to democracy.

  Comments - 28

  • Citizen Friday, 02 November 2018 01:51 PM

    If the money was delivered to the house he would have joined the govt.

    Ronnie Friday, 02 November 2018 01:53 PM

    What they should do is accept the money and then jump back to the opposition.

    Rubert Friday, 02 November 2018 03:28 PM

    Only if the cock-and-bull story is true!

    Cisco Friday, 02 November 2018 01:54 PM

    Better you complain to bribery commission.

    Real Peace Friday, 02 November 2018 05:55 PM

    What can the BC do under MR? Ha ha!!

    SR Tuesday, 06 November 2018 09:25 AM

    They will be offered Duty Free White Vans.

    RP Friday, 02 November 2018 01:56 PM

    We see some honourable politicians who are scarce these days. Why not highlight the message on your phone with the number. It is easy to find the owner of the phone. If it is a gimmick that you are playing you might end your career

    Ronan Friday, 02 November 2018 03:14 PM

    So sorry to see how temples are being used. Will Buddha approve of this?

    ravin Friday, 02 November 2018 03:22 PM

    Prove it. In this scenario the best option you have is publish the details as a news item. All media institutions may be interested in publishing these type of news items.

    asuchi Friday, 02 November 2018 03:22 PM

    is it not enough. say your offer.

    dingiri Friday, 02 November 2018 03:28 PM

    I wonder what Wasantha Senanayake's price was. One thing MR knows is that every man has a price. And if you have unlimited stolen funds there is nothing in the way between you and absolute power. Just to put things in perspective, the UNP's bond fraud cost the country Rs. 300 million. MR has 500 million spend on buying off just one MP. Now how do you like that?

    Lion Friday, 02 November 2018 03:33 PM

    Your statement will become hollow unless divulge the full story.

    don anton Friday, 02 November 2018 05:30 PM

    what prevented him from alerting the bribery commision and expose the bribe givers?

    GH Friday, 02 November 2018 05:58 PM

    Oops! more than millions of US Dollars offered by the Westerners when you guys crossed over to support My3 in 2015. So, why didn't you reveal this fact then?

    polite Friday, 02 November 2018 05:59 PM

    You were a police officer. Why don 't you give phone number to authorities. We cant believe you three months back you told that you would bring a no confidence motion against ranil.

    Jesica Friday, 02 November 2018 06:08 PM

    Money that is distributed now has to be replaced. Robbery will "start" from day 1

    Gemunu Friday, 02 November 2018 06:19 PM

    Mr Range Bandara, it was great to hear that you turned down the offer and continue to uphold democracy. Please reveal the individuals making these offers to CID and the general public.

    Eliza Friday, 02 November 2018 06:30 PM

    Democracy is at sale in Sri Lanka !

    randima Friday, 02 November 2018 07:55 PM

    Too much for worthless and useless subject of mine.

    Chathura Friday, 02 November 2018 08:14 PM

    I appappreciate this decision it was great

    Harini Friday, 02 November 2018 09:42 PM

    Really? And you said, not enough! Besides the ribbed treasury money commissions on selling parts of Sri Lanka can serve you guys for about another 10 years at least.

    Liz Friday, 02 November 2018 10:03 PM

    This is definitely fake news, who is going to refuse half a million dollars when most of the MPs are not honest men. This is a story churned up by the UNP to discredit Sirisena

    Wise Donkey Friday, 02 November 2018 10:28 PM

    OMG you will need a pickup truck to carry that kind of money! May we know who offered it and how did he get that? See the level of corruption in the country! I think Arjuna Mahendran is in the shade!

    til Saturday, 03 November 2018 05:45 PM

    People of Anamaduwa know how much trustworthy this Mr Bandara is .for me I won't believe him or a pence

    Margosa Saturday, 03 November 2018 06:22 PM

    How much were you offered Mr Range B for you to not leave the party you are in currently?

    Nimal nanayakkara Sunday, 04 November 2018 02:32 PM

    All lies. This joker not even worth 500 cents

    Liz Sunday, 04 November 2018 06:19 PM

    Mr Range Bandara should be the next PM. get rid of Ranil. Only an honest MP will refuse 500million dollars.

    Noel Monday, 05 November 2018 07:34 AM

    Inland revenue department you can earn money with one stone two mangoes - lender and receiver should be exposed.

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