MR denies allegations against wife

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Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa today rejected the charges that his wife, former first lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa had transferred the funds of the Siriliya Saviya Foundation to her private account and purchased a house in Colombo 5 using the money.

"Former president Chandrika Kumaratunga alleged at a news conference that my wife had purchased a house from the funds of the Siriliya Saviya Foundation. This is a baseless allegation. It was my wife's nephew, Dilshan Wickramasinghe who lent her a sum of Rs. 35 million to purchase the said property,"

Rohan Weliwita, media coordinator of Mr. Rajapaksa said that these facts were recorded in both Dilshan Wickramasinghe’s and Mr.Rajapaksa's income tax returns. He said the property is being used as a storehouse now.

Mr. Rajapaksa had also rejected the claim that two vehicles belonged to the Presidential Secretariet had been deployed to the Siriliya Saviya Foundation. "The said two vehicles were offered by the World Food Organization (WFO) as a gift. They had been left without using because of the excessive taxes imposed by the Customs," he said. (LSP)
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  • Real Peace Monday, 15 June 2015 01:09 AM

    Oh, borrowing of 35 million?.......what a boru!!!!

    Mason Monday, 15 June 2015 12:34 PM

    The corruption allegations will have to be expedited if the new regime is serious about ridding the country of corruption and fraud. The way investigations are being PURPOSEFULLY dragged it appears that at the end of the day NOTHING is going to be done.

    Nims Monday, 15 June 2015 02:45 AM

    Common man - be patient. Let them do the investigations and find out the truth.

    Lawry Monday, 15 June 2015 06:15 PM

    His herdhashaksiya is gushing out the truth like a mighty tsunami.The whole world believes him. And of course Hambantota.

    Weerabahu Monday, 15 June 2015 05:26 AM

    To find out how that kid got Rs. 35 millions to donate is up to you madam, the Tax chief.

    wft Monday, 15 June 2015 06:10 AM

    Wheres the proof you idiot. Till blindly believing the lies it seems, you gullible fool!!

    Sue Monday, 15 June 2015 01:46 PM

    You forgot the "hahaha" at the end of "He never tell lies"

    ragu Monday, 15 June 2015 06:48 AM

    Those rejected politicos who try to bring them back and those brain washed people votinf for them are the worse enemies of this country

    Cobra Monday, 15 June 2015 07:04 AM

    His denial is only natural but let the law take its course because somebody has made a serious petition against her and it has to be investigated.Needless to say that it would never have happened during his reign !!!

    shaggy Monday, 15 June 2015 07:08 AM

    You are a very trusted person - you dont tell lies, so we believe you what you say - ha, ha, ha .....

    Soma Aunty Monday, 15 June 2015 07:32 AM

    No need to respond MR. CBK had gone mad and still not recovered. CBK is the worst leader SL had since independence.

    Mala Monday, 15 June 2015 07:42 AM

    These facts are acceptable, coming from a virtuous individual.Statistically, it would be interesting to know how many persons (who the law suspect as being involved in any anti-social activity) really admit their mistakes.

    T Wickramaratna Monday, 15 June 2015 07:43 AM

    MR is a politician with a very,very clean record.He will never tell lies.

    Premalal Monday, 15 June 2015 08:28 AM

    Are you serious? How about helping Hambanthota?

    kukula. Monday, 15 June 2015 02:24 PM

    Dear readers, MR claims that the property is been used as a store room.CID to investigate if there are any stolen items belonging to the government.

    hudson Monday, 15 June 2015 08:37 AM

    Alice in wonderland. The prado crashed on its own.

    Ram Monday, 15 June 2015 08:44 AM

    Nephew to gift Rs 35 Million to Aunty there must be some acceptable reason. What is it? Can a MR or a family member give details

    banda Monday, 15 June 2015 08:44 AM

    all he does is deny, deny and deny. Has he done anything else in life.

    mack Monday, 15 June 2015 09:01 AM

    oh yeah we believe you via DM Android App

    Mr. Perfect Monday, 15 June 2015 08:58 AM

    Very lucky people. Then get millions free from friends and relations. God only knows who these friends and relations got such a lot of money. He always denies and never accepts cause of the cats paw teary.

    Jayan Monday, 15 June 2015 03:01 PM

    Majority of Sri Lankans are not idiots to believe you.

    Hiran Monday, 15 June 2015 09:07 AM

    If MR says so, it must be true !!!

    ANTON Monday, 15 June 2015 09:13 AM

    KATA BORU KIYANEY NAA ........ NAMUTH DIVA BORU KIYANAWA ........

    TONY Monday, 15 June 2015 09:20 AM

    A DONATION OF 35 MILLION IS SUBJECT TO GIFT TAX. DID SHE PAY THIS TAX

    Onlooker Monday, 15 June 2015 09:50 AM

    What customs duty? MR has given thousands of tax waivers using his powers

    Jayantha Monday, 15 June 2015 10:00 AM

    House now used for storage after paying Rs 35 m ? Is it a business venture? Whose business ? Income Tax returns for that business ? What is the consideration Dilshan got for this loan/gift? Given for pure love for the aunt?

    fayaz Monday, 15 June 2015 04:20 PM

    How did your wife intended to repay the money which was supposedly lent to her? is she doing a job? is she some qualified professional?

    shamantha Welgama Monday, 15 June 2015 10:40 AM

    To get a loan of 25000 from bank for an ordinary citizen will have to have guarantors,You must be employed or receiving some sort of regular income.This family destroy the values of our country, destroyed the whole economy.Entire family should be in Jail.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Monday, 15 June 2015 10:51 AM

    The biggest liar in Sri Lanka. But identify himself as an ardent buddhist.

    mohamed Sunday, 14 June 2015 08:39 PM

    you and your family not doing any single bribe and misuse the funds belongs to our nation that mean you and your family is clean ? what a joke this is this man is lier he will get the punishedment as soon as possible

    Sikuru Sunday, 14 June 2015 08:42 PM

    MR is totally stupid! Even Dilshan Wickramasinghe has a lot of corruption allegations and he is the brother of the well known thief Nishantha Wickremesinghe of the SriLanakn airlines

    Premalal Sunday, 14 June 2015 09:02 PM

    Stating transactions in the income tax forms does not make it legitimate. In fact the high and mighty use the income tax department to clean up their loot because the department is afraid to question the legitimacy of such transactions. For instance where did the lender have such amount of money kept? If in a bank how was it accumulated? If it is a loan what is the repayment plan and how is the borrower generate funds for repayments?

    Maya Sunday, 14 June 2015 11:12 PM

    Jayalalitha in Tamil Nadu used the same LENDING logic to escape jail. Income Tax will not be charged on debt.


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