Property in Ireland: I won't respond to FB claims: Anura Kumara

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Referring to claims that he owns a property in Ireland, JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said he had no interest in responding to claims made on social media.

Earlier this week, several pictures of a letter from the Irish Revenue Department addressed to one Anura Kumara Dissanayake was circulated on Facebook.

The letter addressed to Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Anura Kumara Dissanayake was dated October 16, 2016 and referred to a property on 28, Sydney Avenue, Blackrock, Dublin 6.

Signed by Collector General Michael Gladney the letter is a reminder to pay 675 Euros as Local Property Tax (LPT) for the year 2017.

When contacted by Daily Mirror, the JVP Leader questioned whether any public figure had made any accusations against him in this regard.

“If someone in the public sphere such as another MP or politician has not made such an accusation, I do not see the point in answering such questions. You should ask the people who posted such pictures,” the JVP Leader said.

During the short telephone conversation he neither denied nor acknowledged that he had received such a letter or that he owned such a property.

  Comments - 23

  • Nimali Wednesday, 01 February 2017 04:33 AM

    So it appears even those who are supposedly championing anti-corruption have secret monies stashed away...

    Sam Wednesday, 01 February 2017 05:21 AM

    This is a very upmarket area houses sell from between 1 to 2 million euro. If true surely purchused with black money

    IVJ Wednesday, 01 February 2017 05:56 AM

    I would give the benefit of the doubt to Mr. Disanayake until it is proven that the property is his. However, I wouldn't be surprised even if it is true as I don't think we have "any" honest person in our parliament. Hence why our country is cursed!

    M. Fool Wednesday, 01 February 2017 05:59 AM

    He must have got it from a dayakaya!!!

    Leo Wednesday, 01 February 2017 06:18 AM

    There are no such people as patriots in the political arena of Sri Lanka. via DM Android App

    Gratiaen Hewa Wednesday, 01 February 2017 01:38 PM

    We are confused on this news!

    ceylon Wednesday, 01 February 2017 01:49 PM

    if not belong to himwhy dont say not belong to him . via DM Android App

    ceylon Wednesday, 01 February 2017 01:51 PM

    after work very hard for lankan poorhe need a luxury home in a rich country to have a good rest. via DM Android App

    DEAL KUMARA Wednesday, 01 February 2017 06:47 AM

    This fellow is biggest rough in this country

    ceylon Wednesday, 01 February 2017 01:54 PM

    jvp argument goes like thisshow me where carl marxlenin or mao wrote cant buy a luxury home in me the pagei give you the home free. via DM Android App

    Kale Wednesday, 01 February 2017 07:02 AM

    €675 for the LPT?That is quite a tax, how big is the house?!

    Kale Wednesday, 01 February 2017 07:04 AM

    How did 'social media' get hold of this letter?More misconduct in the post office, opening mail meant for others to see if there is cash?

    Ajith Wednesday, 01 February 2017 07:17 AM

    I cannot remember the person or the. TV channel, however one politician (think from JO) mentioned this during a media briefing just a couple of days ago. He also linked it deals with the government. Over to you Mr Dissanayaka to respond now.

    Pradeep Wednesday, 01 February 2017 07:23 AM

    That means news is correct !

    Kadiya Wednesday, 01 February 2017 07:24 AM

    So what? If the IRA gifted such a property to him why is it anybody's business, neda Anura?

    naren Wednesday, 01 February 2017 07:27 AM

    We hold you in high esteem. Don't allow it to be tarnished by false propaganda.

    Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 01 February 2017 07:41 AM

    Oh! To be in Ireland.

    Premalal Wednesday, 01 February 2017 07:50 AM

    Looks like even the JVP is getting infected by the coruption bug.

    bogambara Wednesday, 01 February 2017 03:31 PM

    That is not the ussue.Do not blame the messenger who gives the info about corrupt politicos

    Bogambara Wednesday, 01 February 2017 03:32 PM

    No they infected others

    Claude Peries Wednesday, 01 February 2017 07:58 AM

    "neither denied nor acknowledged" / Dont ask Dont Tell . This is a Sahodaraya. He only feels the pain of the people on TV and stages .

    TONY Wednesday, 01 February 2017 05:05 PM


    Sunny Wednesday, 01 February 2017 06:09 PM

    Bloody s.... man, now the guys who claim to be good guys are stashing their goods elsewhere. Now good lesson Mr. Anura, do not read from pieces of paper while at parliament until some other MP make a accusation. Keep shut. Case is open.

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