Rosy denies allegations

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Deputy Head of the Prime Minister's Staff Rosy Senanayake today denied allegations, which have been levelled against her and the son in connection with the Bond scam.

Issuing a statement, the former MP said that what had been discussed and revealed to the Committee On Public Enterprises (COPE) was never disclosed to a third party when she was a member of it.

“I wish to reiterate that during the time I functioned as a member of the COPE nothing that was said before this committee was ever disclosed to a third party in an illegal manner. Although the name of my son had been mentioned before the Bond Commission no factual information had been presented to support this claim. The conversation referred to has taken place in 2016 during which time I was not a member of Parliament,” Ms. Senanayake said.

She said certain media outlets had dragged her and her son’s names into the Bond inquiry without any basis or proof. “This shows just how low the media is willing to stoop in order to sensationalise a story,” she said.

Denying any wrongdoing, Ms. Senanayake said that from the very beginning she had engaged in clean politics and legal action would be taken against all those who had defamed her in this matter.

“I will make a broad statement over this matter when I return to Sri Lanka,” said Ms. Senanayake who is currently overseas.

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  • Ram Friday, 08 September 2017 03:09 AM

    Media only highlighted what transpired at the Commission.

    sss Friday, 08 September 2017 03:31 AM

    government change in SL - changing hand of crooks while pathetic public looks on while their wealth is stolen

    Keerthy Friday, 08 September 2017 09:05 AM

    200% agree

    J. Bond Friday, 08 September 2017 06:06 AM

    A broad statement will be appreciated. What she states sounds not quite right.

    lion Friday, 08 September 2017 06:23 AM

    Lady no point shouting get your lawyers to file deformation cases against the media who went to town with this information.

    Sunil Jayanetti Friday, 08 September 2017 08:54 AM

    Who is deformed ? Could you please explain ? Or was your sentence deformed ? You are defaming yourself with your deformed English.

    Snowy Friday, 08 September 2017 06:27 AM

    We had Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Now we have Ali Babas and the 250 Thieves. Nice and Cheers.

    Snowy Friday, 08 September 2017 06:31 AM

    There is no smoke if there is no fire. This is just the tip of the iceberg. All mentioned in the telephone conversations need to be investigated. We do not hear the word "corruption" which was a key word during the past election campaigns. Why Madam? Please explain. It is nice to ride in lunary cars at public expense. Nice and good luck.

    Sameen Jan Friday, 08 September 2017 06:35 AM

    This was not a media invention but a statement given by a witness to the PCOI on the multi billion bond scam.What is the difference between "disclosing to a 3rd party in a illegal" and legal manner. Rotten deeds everyone knows of .

    Premalal Friday, 08 September 2017 06:51 AM

    Mrs.Senanayaka was one person who was trusted or to put in the current political context, not mistrusted by the people. It would be a devastating blow to the country if she is involved in someway which means none of our politicians could be trusted. You need not be a COPE member or a member of parliament to leak out a report, you can simply get it from a fellow member. By the looks of it this scam could well be a turning point in this country's politics.

    BUSHEL Friday, 08 September 2017 07:02 AM

    DARLING, FIRST ANGER THEN DENIAL FOLLOWED BY ACCEPTANCE IS THE NATURAL SEQUENCE OF THE MIND WORKING WHEN A PERSON GETS BAD BREAKING NEWS. bi..baiee....tata...good luck...

    ANTON Friday, 08 September 2017 07:18 AM

    ANOTHER RETIRED ACTRESS COMES TO THE STAGE ................

    MEDIA REPORTS - PUBLIC DECIDES Friday, 08 September 2017 07:21 AM

    “This shows just how low the media is willing to stoop in order to sensationalise a story,” she said. -- But we say "MEDIA REPORTS - PUBLIC DECIDES " Rosy - please note the media did not pull this off its hat - This is off the evidence at he PrC !

    sacre blieu Friday, 08 September 2017 07:30 AM

    The beauty and the beast within. A good many have seemed to have acquired a lust for illicit wealth and bribery. They are taking refuge in plausible denial and expertise in doing so, to escape the truth.

    nick Friday, 08 September 2017 08:15 AM

    Ane rosy dont pretend like ur thoththa baba u knew when gave the access to ur sown on confidential report u should be put out behind bars for stealing public fund by leaking government inside information through ur son via DM Android App

    sirisena Friday, 08 September 2017 08:29 AM

    HI Rosy, we know whats your family involvement in the government inside deals. your son involve in the most ICTA tenders by taking commission. In case you do not know or cant remember i can provide you all the information. i will send all the information to media in correct time.

    Suda Friday, 08 September 2017 08:39 AM

    Deputy Head of the Prime Minister's Staff what qualification she has to have this position. I wonder I have done something wrong by acquiring all MBA,BSC,Chartered and other certification with greatest difficulty with my hard earned money. 90% of the MP and ministers are also like that no matter what government comes. Wonder of Asia

    Jagath Friday, 08 September 2017 08:46 AM

    How can you deny after call records were heard at bond scam inquiry ?.

    Rasheed Friday, 08 September 2017 11:03 AM

    Whether you was a member of Parliament in 2016 or not is not the issue, the question is whether you gave the information or not.

    smartgent Friday, 08 September 2017 11:12 AM

    Guys, guys, it was only in a telecon,her son's name was mentioned. So let us wait for her return to make a public statement, followed by the outcome of the deliberation of Aloysius b4 Bond Commission.

    James Bond Friday, 08 September 2017 04:00 PM

    I hope the commission call her son to give evidence. Based on the evidence given by the Son, the commission may call her to give evidence and get confirm what the Son has told This may be the procedure that will follow.


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