President never offered me money: Sanga

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Star cricketer and former captain Kumar Sangakkara rejected reports that he was offered financial incentive by the president Mahinda Rajapaksa to support him in his election campaign.

 


 Mr. Sangakkara said in his facebook post that he was surprised and disappointed to hear of such a story being circulated.

 


“I was very surprised and disappointed to hear of a story being circulated regarding His Excellency the President offering me money to support his election campaign. I would like to categorically confirm that at no time whatsoever have I been asked by the President in any manner to be a part of his political campaign,” Mr. Sangakkara said in his post.

 


“The allegation being circulated on social media claiming that I have been offered a financial incentive to support his election campaign is completely untrue. These are just false stories concocted with malicious intent that are trying to use and abuse my name and I would like to request everyone to ignore them,” he  added.

 

  Comments - 20

  • Indrajith De Silva Thursday, 25 December 2014 04:01 PM

    Well done Kumar. That one too was over the ropes!!

    Ryan Thursday, 25 December 2014 04:15 PM

    gossip everywhere, MY3 palanaya mking a havoc in Sri Lanka, all of us should stand up against this

    Mahi Seneviratne Thursday, 25 December 2014 04:16 PM

    Sri Lankans are good at spreading rumours especially at election time. They would even say the landslips caused by bribes..

    Rana Thursday, 25 December 2014 04:24 PM

    We believe you. Entire country loves you not only because of you crecket talants but also of your courages human qualities and persanaliy. Do not by any chance allow that image to erase. God bless you Sanga.

    Dutchy Thursday, 25 December 2014 04:39 PM

    Do not assassinate character of this patriot star spreading utter rumours. Sanga can never be bought over by money. World men love him

    Tilak Fernando Thursday, 25 December 2014 04:43 PM

    The fact is that whether you were offered money or not, you declined to get involved in Politics. Thats true Sportsmanship!

    ABC Thursday, 25 December 2014 04:59 PM

    Good on you Sanga. Sri Lankans are nothing but a nation of gossip mongers .... sigh

    Lasantha Peiris Thursday, 25 December 2014 05:14 PM

    Sanga please take action against that certain website which gives out nothing but bogus stories. They are spreading rumors as they were present at every occasion. Good Luck on your tour!

    Aruna Thursday, 25 December 2014 05:18 PM

    Thank you Sanga. We see frequent slinging mud but wondering where no media independence is.

    Dammika Thursday, 25 December 2014 05:22 PM

    Dear ABC ... you really cannot say that ... its more than gossip there is no proper information release media to get correct information for SL people. Therefore people tend to believe where ever there is any news item. If it is real (Because even this cannot believe because the way things happening) THANK YOU SO MUCH to Sanga for correcting this news. However this could also can happen

    ARROW Thursday, 25 December 2014 05:32 PM

    Donkey

    visaka Friday, 26 December 2014 07:04 AM

    Nothing can be worse than the Weerawansa Lies machine.

    george Thursday, 25 December 2014 05:38 PM

    Who is the Donkey? ABC, Sanga, Mahinda or You Mr Arrow? I think you are the Donkey here!

    RAJANKAY Thursday, 25 December 2014 05:40 PM

    BUT IF YOU TAKING UP POLITICAL POSITIONS LIKE SANATH AND MURALEE IT IS EQUAL TO TAKING MONEY. YOU KNOW HOW DIRTY SRI LANKAN POLITICS. PARTICULARLY THE CURRENT REGIME.

    Wewala Thursday, 25 December 2014 05:52 PM

    ARROW, why did put your Surname instead of a comment.

    Robin Friday, 26 December 2014 07:47 AM

    Another desperate attempt by failures of the nation.well done we love you Sanga just as much as Criket.

    Crazy Coot Thursday, 25 December 2014 06:05 PM

    Otherwise, what exactly did HE offer, he, he, heee!!!!

    shelly Friday, 26 December 2014 08:25 AM

    You are very clever.Very good comment.You know what is the consequence if you say yes it is.

    Bpiya Thursday, 25 December 2014 03:42 PM

    HaHaHa....now we know the reason for rejection of MRs offer to you Sanga

    Bingo Friday, 26 December 2014 11:25 AM

    The offer did not cone directly but indirectly.


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