I will resign if Sajith is found guilty-Thalatha

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Foreign Employment Minister Thalatha Athukorala said she would resign from politics if Housing and Samurdhi Minister Sajith Premadasa is found guilty of misusing the savings of Samurdhi beneficiaries for political purposes.

Addressing a meeting in Ratnapura, she refuted allegations levelled at Mr. Premadasa and stated that those who accused the minister, of giving funds to financially stable individuals, were engaged in a futile attempt to insult him.

“Minister Premadasa is a very honest politician. I have never influenced him to do anything for my electoral division (Nivithigala). These allegations are baseless,” she said.

If Mr. Premadasa was proven guilty for misusing Samurdhi funds, Ms. Athukorala said she would definitely resign from her ministerial post as well as politics.

The All Island Samurdhi Development and Agricultural Research Production Assistants Officers’ Union recently alleged that Minister Sajith Premadasa was granting loans from Samurdhi Banks to people who were not Samurdhi recipients by changing the existing circulars. (Piyumi Fonseka)
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  • Manik Monday, 22 June 2015 07:26 AM

    Yes, resignations, fasting unto death and other similar activities of politicians can sometimes be stopped with a packet of biscuits and a glass of water.

    Daya Monday, 22 June 2015 12:05 PM

    When Sajith is doing something to alleviate the sufferings of the down trodden those who had illegally benefitted themselves with samurdhi funds try to play havoc.

    Dilip Sunday, 21 June 2015 06:20 PM

    So many people said that they will resign, but so far none has done.

    Apo Cheeya Monday, 22 June 2015 06:19 PM

    Chee...eeeee...!!!

    de silva Monday, 22 June 2015 08:28 AM

    If there are ,the union must come out and show us to whom the funds are given.

    lkboy Monday, 22 June 2015 09:53 AM

    Especially in last 10 years.

    gavapaalanaya Monday, 22 June 2015 12:28 AM

    Ai sugathta baniddi dammi adanne?

    mel Monday, 22 June 2015 02:49 AM

    Ooooooooooooh !!! Thal-atta, are you soooooo in love with him then?

    Ruwan Monday, 22 June 2015 03:12 AM

    Well said madam.

    Nims Monday, 22 June 2015 05:14 AM

    What a stale joke. Just resign now and return after Sajith is cleared. That is most reasonable suggestion that anyone can make.

    upali Monday, 22 June 2015 11:18 AM

    This is because prior to formation of this minority govt. You all were in one faction against Ranil.


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