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JO says another fake report on MR is coming soon

12 July 2018 04:53 pm - 17     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Government was attempting to release another fake report like the New York Times report on former President Mahinda Rajapaksa soon, the Joint Opposition (JO) alleged today.

An article appeared recently on New York Times that at least US$7.6 million was dispensed from China Harbour’s account at Standard Chartered Bank to affiliates of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s election campaign

Addressing a news conference, JO member and MP Shehan Semasinghe said it was clear that the recent NY Times report had been complied with the initiative of Mangala Samaraweera with the intention of tarnishing the image of former President Rajapaksa.

“Although the incumbent Government attempted to make false allegations against the former President in and through the NY Times, its attempt became a dead duck. Therefore, the group headed by Minister Samaraweera is now attempting to bring another fake report via a NGO funded website belonging to a Western country,” the MP said.

“According to the information we have accumulated, the fake report would be in relation with the misappropriation of funds that had allegedly taken place during the tenure of Mahinda Rajapaksa. These all are false allegations that target the former President who who had become a threat to this Government,” the MP claimed. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 17

  • colombo man Thursday, 12 July 2018 05:15 PM

    What is left to Mahinda to Tarnish.Colombo

    jayantha Thursday, 12 July 2018 05:21 PM

    Every politician knows the past ,present , and future Deals.

    das Thursday, 12 July 2018 05:40 PM

    What else has MR done that we don't know yet?

    Dhammika Thursday, 12 July 2018 05:52 PM

    So who will believe what is uttered by the JO as the TRUTH ? .

    Anura Thursday, 12 July 2018 05:54 PM

    Why you are washing clothes

    Cobra Friday, 13 July 2018 07:15 AM

    Because they are dirty and stained!

    Pradeep Thursday, 12 July 2018 05:56 PM

    If you say so, we will accept it, because you all know the past, the present and the future.

    Buddhist Thursday, 12 July 2018 06:14 PM

    If the news is fake Mahinda should have the guts to take legal action against NY times and not threaten the SL journalists. Does Mahinda have the guts?

    Biddhi Perera Thursday, 12 July 2018 06:29 PM

    MR and the family have covered everything and no report can be a fake

    Jaya Thursday, 12 July 2018 08:29 PM

    Crabs are dancing in boiling water?

    Yeti Friday, 13 July 2018 07:16 AM

    Fake is the hunter!!!

    Cobra Friday, 13 July 2018 07:17 AM

    Mover over Wimal, this bluffer is taking your place!!!

    PC Friday, 13 July 2018 08:33 AM

    Surprise! Every report on MR is a fake as per his cahoots.

    nhal Friday, 13 July 2018 08:33 AM

    it seems now, this man has taken Gammapila`s role in issuing jokes and protecting rogues at tiem feels that he is better than Gammnapila in that case.

    Citizen Friday, 13 July 2018 09:25 AM

    When you say, a Western NGO, it's really vague. If you are so sure, please mention the name of the NGO and file a case against them.

    macapagal Friday, 13 July 2018 02:28 PM

    He is always defending his boss who has done enough damage to this country.

    GH Saturday, 14 July 2018 12:04 AM

    No doubt this time American will fail in assisting Maithree Govt. His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa, war hero, won the hearts and the minds of the Patriotic Citizens.

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