Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has said that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party's then deputy leader Maithripala Senanayake, his wife and Mahinda Rajapaksa were paid by J.R. Jayawardena to divide the SLFP.
At an event in Gampaha, she said she had ample proof to support her allegations.
“I have the receipts to prove these transactions took place. Rajapaksa was paid Rs.35,000 on a monthly basis. Rajapaksa is trying to destroy the party today in a similar manner that he was paid to do years ago,” Ms. Kumaratunga said.
She claimed that when President Jayawardena’s move to destroy the SLFP by depriving former prime minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike of her civic rights failed in 1980, the then president had opted to bribe both Rajapaksa and Senanyake to divide the party.
“The job for the payments made from 1980 until we came to power was to destroy the SLFP and chase Sirimavo away,” Ms. Kumaratunga said.
Hinting that the party had been diluted during Rajapaksa’s tenure as leader, she said former leaders of the party were in no way associated with corruption.
“We had generous leaders who gave up everything for the party and the people of this country. But the party was diluted within nine years by Rajapaksa,” she said. (Tilakaratne Dissanayake)
Video by Thilakarathne Dissanayeka
Comments - 26
MJ Tuesday, 01 November 2016 06:21 PM
Sri Lanka Politics having a problem or not ... I am sure This woman is having an obvious problem and she need to consult...
Maya Tuesday, 01 November 2016 06:28 PM
Yes, we know that. Some people get money from anyone who are ready to give it for whatever reason.
TJ Tuesday, 01 November 2016 06:34 PM
Then why did you dismiss UNP government in 2004
lonpol Tuesday, 01 November 2016 06:36 PM
MR is the one who united this country.. you and other politicians have made mess in this country since its independence. What you are trying now.. Your time is over, rest in peace..
Seyed Arshad Tuesday, 01 November 2016 06:50 PM
Nobel for literacy goes to, CBK!!!
Wickremasinghe Tuesday, 01 November 2016 06:54 PM
This women has really gone to a world beyond return.it is better for the society ,to keep her locked before more damage is done. Some times greed for power pushes one to go mad.Dilip.
SHANTHAPRIYA Wednesday, 02 November 2016 09:43 AM
its a blessing to have madam cbk around to get this kind ofstories once in a way
mm Tuesday, 01 November 2016 07:19 PM
and the commode opens again via DM iOS App
musthafa Tuesday, 01 November 2016 07:26 PM
OMG really CB is a nut case
SL Man Wednesday, 02 November 2016 09:53 AM
She has told publicly it was a major mistake she did allowing MR to contest the 2005 P election.
aravinda Tuesday, 01 November 2016 07:28 PM
If MR had been so destructive for the party in the past, then why did you support his party leadership in 2005?
Klum Wednesday, 02 November 2016 09:56 AM
so far Sri Lankans have appointed these type of brainless people for the presidency. they think voters will accept whatever they say via DM Android App
Pat Wednesday, 02 November 2016 10:01 AM
She is Tubelight, which switched now only started to burn !!!!
SD Wednesday, 02 November 2016 10:06 AM
Not a fan of MR. but she needs continuous medication.
Jude Wednesday, 02 November 2016 10:07 AM
CBK and kids got financial support immensely in London from Ronnie Peiris!! Subsequently, when CBK came to power she made Ronnie P. Wealthy by helping him to build a business empire in SL from Media to other businesses!!!!
Fazmi Wednesday, 02 November 2016 10:18 AM
She is having duminda syndrome. Y the he'll did u appoint him prime minister when u were president.
Rasheed Wednesday, 02 November 2016 10:22 AM
That was a very wise thing she did for the country.If not dissolving UNP , Prabakaran would be still leaving and he will be the Chief in North. RW was almost ready to sign the CFA.
Piyas Wednesday, 02 November 2016 06:13 PM
She cannot remember her own past due to her old age or any sickness.
klasa Wednesday, 02 November 2016 10:37 AM
SO???why should i care?? There are more problems to think in this country
tony Wednesday, 02 November 2016 10:43 AM
lost cause in a lost country
DHA Wednesday, 02 November 2016 10:51 AM
CBK you hardly did anything for this country at least MR though he was a robber he did some notable changes to the country so madam stick to your original brand and enjoy your retirement....even MS is following your advise and ruining the nation
Jagath Leanage Wednesday, 02 November 2016 11:34 AM
We do have sufficient psychiatrist in Sri Lanka . Arent we?
Citizen Wednesday, 02 November 2016 01:40 PM
She will go down in history as the president who failed to DO ANYTHING
Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 02 November 2016 01:43 PM
Not having much credibility nowadays. Lost in the wilderness.
saman Wednesday, 02 November 2016 05:54 AM
CBK needs to see a doctor.
JJ Wednesday, 02 November 2016 06:20 AM
Best comment and question....
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