Mahapola Fund misuse-Malik rejects JO allegations

24 November 2016 04:46 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama, yesterday, categorically rejected the allegation by the Joint Opposition (JO) that he had misused funds belonging to the Mahapola Fund.

He said there was no truth whatsoever in the allegation and that the attempt by the Joint Opposition showed the bankruptcy of its members.

Mr. Samarawickrama said he was only a member of the Mahapola Trust Fund. He said the Chief Justice was its head and its decision maker.

“If any decision is made with regard to the Fund, it has to go through the Chief Justice. Nothing of the sort that the JO has alleged had been done. No funds have been misused or abused. These baseless allegations only show that the JO members are from the gutters,” he told Daily Mirror.

Meanwhile, Dr. Wickrema Weerasooria, the chairman of National Wealth Corporation Ltd (NWCL), also rejected the allegations levelled by the Joint Opposition.

Speaking to Daily Mirror, Dr. Weerasooria said what the JO said was a diabolical lie.

“Mahapola funds have never been used by the said two companies, and no Mahapola fund had been misused or abused. Gihan Jayatilleke, the Chief Executive Officer of NWCL could corroborate this,” he said.

He said the allegations were attempts by the JO to embarrass Minister Malik Samarawickrama and himself. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 7

  • perera citizen Thursday, 24 November 2016 05:18 PM

    Just investigate the allegations than rejecting. Just like allegations against Army- you want to investigate because you want to clear the name of army! Apply same here

    TONY Thursday, 24 November 2016 08:54 AM

    JO STANDS FOR JEALOUS ORGANIZATION AND NOT JT OPP.

    Gayan Perera Thursday, 24 November 2016 09:00 AM

    Why all the fuzz .. if false allegations, it will come out of the investigation anyways. Just ignore the JO goons shouting from their hill-of-shame

    sam Thursday, 24 November 2016 10:08 AM

    YOu cannot get away by just rejecting you will have to go to Court and prove it like all others do

    Avisenna Thursday, 24 November 2016 10:15 PM

    painful obviously. Taste of the same medicine. All those who digraced the nation with such allegations will have to face the same music. via DM Android App

    Be Fair Thursday, 24 November 2016 12:11 PM

    Dr. Weerasoriya is well respected, I will believe him

    S.P.RAMKUMAR Thursday, 24 November 2016 03:23 PM

    Mr. Malik is a honorable gentleman, JO is politically deserted,


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