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No more wedding receptions at Temple Trees: PM

7 September 2018 07:31 am - 18     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had decided not to allow anybody to hold wedding receptions at Temple Trees in future, UNP sources said yesterday.

This decision comes after the controversy that arose with regards to a report that a sum exceeding rupees two million had been spent by MP Chathura Senaratne to hold a wedding reception at the venue recent.

The sentiments expressed by the UNP MPs at its parliamentary group meeting had prompted Premier Wickremesinghe to take such a drastic decision, these sources revealed.

Temple Trees has served as the official residence of a number of this country's leaders since the late 1940's. At present, it is the official residence of PM Ranil Wickremesinghe. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 18

  • Ananthan Friday, 07 September 2018 07:42 AM

    Aswaya giyata pasea isthalaya wahala wedak nea! Over to you kalucoffee! No road to 2030!

    Jude Friday, 07 September 2018 07:50 AM

    Yeah!! Until the next one!!!

    Doctor is Son Friday, 07 September 2018 07:56 AM

    Operation Successful Patient Dead

    sam123 Friday, 07 September 2018 07:56 AM

    PM run the party to the graveyard. What's next ?

    Prabhath Friday, 07 September 2018 07:58 AM

    This decision should have been taken before allowing to have his wedding there.

    Chari Friday, 07 September 2018 01:04 PM

    Temple Trees should never have been used as a Wedding Reception Hall. Aren't these Public Assets. Is this not abuse of a Public Asset ? Whether UNP, SLFP or any other Party same rule applies.

    sanath Friday, 07 September 2018 01:40 PM

    world no 1 PM.,Always take decision at correct time and correct intervals . We are fortunate have a asset like you. Hat off and my heartiest respect.

    Weerakkody Friday, 07 September 2018 02:37 PM

    Cat jumping out bag. We knew this only for yours friend Rajithas son.

    cleanman Friday, 07 September 2018 05:31 PM

    Also, no more UNP after 2020 .. !

    Chux Friday, 07 September 2018 06:35 PM

    You always allow people to unwanted things

    mahin Saturday, 08 September 2018 05:50 PM

    You mean being single?

    pradeepan Friday, 07 September 2018 08:00 PM

    Thank you sir, well done. We trusted and you betrayed. Don't do it again.

    Manik Friday, 07 September 2018 09:14 PM

    It is not your family home, PM you are just a tenant there fore I don't understand the validity of your statement.

    mahin Saturday, 08 September 2018 05:54 PM

    I dont know why people succumbed to false news. This is not Temple trees building mate. This is another the building within the premises where MR was holding non stop dansale to his party lovers

    CITIZEN Saturday, 08 September 2018 03:42 PM

    It was after all the adverse comments on the matter the PM's Office announced that it is open to anybody subject to the compliance of the relevant procedures. On payment any citizen can obtain the facility etc. But, now it is an about-turn! Why not honourably admit that it was done as an exceptional case despite it compromised the dignity of the PM's Official Residence and now we realise it was wrong!!! Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa, Mea Maxima Culpa!

    parakum Saturday, 08 September 2018 05:19 PM

    This property is not yours to rent, you should have seeked Cabinet approval for such occasions?

    kondaya77 Saturday, 08 September 2018 10:58 PM

    Too late to close the barn doors.

    HARI Sunday, 09 September 2018 01:27 PM


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