Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi said today Minister Rajitha Senaratne should complain to the Bribery Commission according to the proper procedure without making allegations to the media.
He denied having offered any bribes to the minister and said if it was so the minister would not have hesitated to complain to the appropriate authorities.
“Dr. Senaratne is a public servant and a cabinet minister but he is lying without any shame. I am asking him to go to the Bribery Commission without making baseless allegations against me in public. Otherwise I will send him a letter of demand. Isn’t there a law in this country? I will meet him at the Bribery Commission if he goes there,” Mr. Senadhipathi said.
He said the Health Minister had had a record of making erroneous statements to the media in the recent past and this instance was no different.
“You saw how he got so many things wrong and how much trouble he got into after making false comments about the Nigerian government. This is no different to that,” Mr. Snadhipathi said.
He was responding to an allegation made by the minister that a respondent cited in the controversial Avant Garde case had offered him a bribe of Rs.40 million to remain silent on this matter for just two weeks and that another person had offered him a bribe of Rs.300 million. (JG)
Comments - 29
Ranjith Saturday, 16 May 2015 06:02 AM
Will never sen any comments. What is undefined?
Mason Saturday, 16 May 2015 07:42 PM
The public will know soon whether the Minister is genuine or bogus. He should go to the Bribery Commission with his story if he is true. If not for the present the least he could do is to SHUT UP.
Sam Saturday, 16 May 2015 06:13 AM
Rajitha acts like he is the main man who calls the shots in this government. Surely he did not play that role in last gov and may have been wanting that. May be that was the reason for him to quit it as well. I saw him answering journalists when they asked about the complain by Udaya Gammanpila against president and prime minister. He was blasting everyone like mad. I hope truths will reveal fast. History will decide the place they belong.
laksiri Saturday, 16 May 2015 06:45 AM
if you can do this entire nation will be grateful to you. we people do not like to see some of the allegation like $18b in foreign bank bellowing to former president by foreign minister. just proof $180m to us. if not people will look these guys are jokers in the city. this is a great challenge to minister and now proof it if not this man will not be hold any credibility.
jolly bird Saturday, 16 May 2015 07:15 AM
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worldeye Saturday, 16 May 2015 08:37 AM
Count down beginning for you and gang not BC, Interpol brother. Have a good rest first!
samam Saturday, 16 May 2015 01:37 PM
If there was a law in this country, many wrongdoers now in public offices should have enjoying life inside a jail.I have few more question to you Senadipthi,1. Who is spending money to make two-three page advertisement on behalf of you in a Sunday news paper last three-four months?2. Did all your company expenses mentioned in those advertisements were in company accounts?3. Did your company pay relevant taxes according to company earnings? 4. Did you pay your personal taxes according to your earnings. correctly in last five years.If your answer is no to any of above, you are supposed to be in Jail long before.
Copral Saturday, 16 May 2015 08:38 AM
this is because the brain shuts down when mouth opens...
Nihal Amarasekera Saturday, 16 May 2015 08:40 AM
Boneless tongue no, for you, him and all the politicians
Perumal Saturday, 16 May 2015 08:40 AM
This is typical Rajitha
Liberal One Friday, 15 May 2015 09:35 PM
Any other country rajitha will be summoned to the bribery commission.
sothra Friday, 15 May 2015 09:55 PM
yes , you are right .all double game , they came to power to punish all criminals and who stole the public money end of the day only few in jail , all big fishes still out or got anticipatory orders no back born
@ fair n square Saturday, 16 May 2015 02:47 PM
Because he came up with an idea to provide sea marshaling services. He took a business risk and it has rewarded him and the country well. Rakna Lanka joint venture is a great venture and one of the most profitable sections of the government. When one man makes money fair and square he has to do something shifty... Typical Sri Lankan mentality... Just accuse
patriot Friday, 15 May 2015 10:14 PM
Mr. Minister is pinocchio of Sri Lanka, please go ahead to issue the letter of demand, Nissanka.
Wele Vidane Saturday, 16 May 2015 03:02 PM
douglas Friday, 15 May 2015 10:19 PM
Thank you your guts.
Kelaniya Some Friday, 15 May 2015 10:36 PM
" Empty vessel make more sound
palle Friday, 15 May 2015 10:43 PM
Mr. Rajitha, please tell another lie to cover-up this lie.
Fair N Square Friday, 15 May 2015 11:21 PM
Nissanka, YOU were a public SERVANT too and how did u amass that much wealth in such a short time? Thanks to Gota your handler..You MUST be investigated THOROUGHLY.
JO JO Friday, 15 May 2015 11:35 PM
Minister and others must stop making allegations in public unless they can prove them in the courts or appropriate places legally.
garawi Saturday, 16 May 2015 12:36 AM
Nagarajah Saturday, 16 May 2015 01:00 AM
This minister is bringing so much of disrepute to the government by his irresponsible statements. If someone offered him a bribe, he should have informed the police or BC immediately. If he did not, he is also committing a crime under the law.
TONY Saturday, 16 May 2015 06:27 PM
IF RS HAS MADE A FALSE ALLEGATION YOU CAN CLAIM DAMAGES INSTEAD OF ASKING HIM TO GO TO BC. HE HAS ALREADY GIVEN THE REASON WHY HE DID NOT GO TO BC, I THINK AN OPEN DEBATE ON TV CAN SATISFY THE READERS
edward Saturday, 16 May 2015 04:22 AM
Before the presidential election, Navin Dissanayake also made this type of bogus complaint. Now it looks like Ministers job is making fake statements public.
Hiran Gunawardena Saturday, 16 May 2015 06:28 PM
Just to make you aware, Rajitha is busy with his favorite hobby, child abductions with his son. So he has no time to go to BC
Lanka Saturday, 16 May 2015 04:41 AM
I wonder how many times a day do these people utter "Mussawada veramani sikkapadam samadiyami"....."I will refrain from falls speech" ?
iemerald Saturday, 16 May 2015 11:40 AM
DAMNED RIGHT. FOLLOW THE RIGHT PROCEDURES INSTEAD OF BULLSHITTING.
Chandra Saturday, 16 May 2015 04:50 AM
Dont worry Mr. Senadipsthi as soon as new president appointed he made a public statement saying KP was allowed to leave the country. Then as cabinet spokes person told something about Colombo port city... so on. This is not the last false statemnt he made who willing to take PM post of the SL. via DM Android App
Cheers Saturday, 16 May 2015 05:04 AM
Well said this govt is trying to spread false rumours and to mislead the public
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