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Sagala denies meeting Gamini Senarath

2017-11-13 21:53:57
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Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake today denied reports that he had a secret meeting with former President's Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath who was remanded today.

Minister Ratnayake issuing a media statement in this regard said this was a baseless and malicious allegation as he had no intention of meeting a suspect in a corruption case which involved billions of public funds.

“Despite many challenges and obstacles, the Sri Lanka Police, the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and the Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) and I, as the Minister, endeavor to deliver results, in this regard. It is in this context that a section of the media, including some online publications and social media pages, have published news items indicating that former President's Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath, who is suspected to have embezzled Rs 4 billion of public money, had a secret meeting with me. This is a baseless and malicious allegation. I have no reason to meet a suspect in a corruption case involving billions of rupees in public funds. I have nothing to gain by holding meeting with a person of that "calibre," the minister said in the statement.

Therefore he categorically denied the allegation and charged that it was his firm belief that a handful of bankrupt political elements with hidden agendas are behind this propaganda campaign.

“It is widely known that a small clique affiliated with the top-brass leaders of the previous government were involved in large scale bribery and corruption cases. Their corrupt practices pushed over 6.2 million people to come forward on January 08, 2015, in a bid to topple the Rajapaksa government. President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who gave leadership to these progressive forces, played prominent roles in this 'silent revolution'. The government of good governance and its ministers came to power with the promise of investigating into these cases of large scale corruption and bringing the culprits to book. I, as the Minister of Law and Order, have a special responsibility in this regard and I must state that I am committed and determined to fulfil that responsibility,” the Minister added.


  Comments - 18

  • Snowy Monday, 13 November 2017 23:10

    This is what these politicians normally do. Modawansa is free with a forged passport. We have to further investigate this. I mean the people.

    Reply : 1       26

    VOTER Tuesday, 14 November 2017 12:08

    Tell us minister how many of the fraudsters from the previous regime is behind bars? and who gave that famous telephone call to the IGP during a news conference that went viral?

    Reply : 1       23

    VJ Monday, 13 November 2017 23:32

    Was it the police under your ministry who followed GS to your residence?

    Reply : 1       27

    Nana Tuesday, 14 November 2017 00:49

    No Fire - No Smoke. Now its many times you been caught. Thus no basis to believe you.

    Reply : 1       30

    ed Tuesday, 14 November 2017 04:38

    YOU SHOULD BE SHAMEFUL FOR WHAT HAD TAKEN PLACE. IT'S BETTER YOU LEAVE YOUR MINISTERIAL POSITION...... WHERE IS YOUR PROMISE BEFORE GETTING ELECTED???IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO LEAVE BECAUSE IN THE NEXT ELECTION YOU WILL BE NOT WIN !!!!

    Reply : 2       32

    Mandy Tuesday, 14 November 2017 12:53

    And you deprived a better person like Buddhika Pathirana a Ministership though he topped Matara while you came third.

    Reply : 1       18

    Thilak Tuesday, 14 November 2017 10:24

    Come the provincial elections let's teach these very humble soft spoken ministers a good lesson for bending the law according to well being of the Rajapaksha clan

    Reply : 1       28

    KD Tuesday, 14 November 2017 10:35

    Do you expect people to believe you ? You, your boss and all other henchmen should be behind bars by now for the crimes that you all did. This does not mean that the POHOTTUWA people are good. Its time for a change.

    Reply : 1       22

    nihal Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:19

    yes we have to find a good alternative. both parties are full with corrupted idiots

    Reply : 2       18

    Gobba Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:25

    Ha ha ha, He is the biggest protector and broker for MR and his clan. He is the spear for the master deal maker RW in this deal.

    Reply : 1       21

    Jayath Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:55

    In the first place irrespective of your status as the Minister any citizen has the freedom to meet any person without any obstacle. You are regarded as one of the most honorable ministers in the cabinet who has never publicly spoken against any individual of corruption or any other wrongdoings. That shows your gentleman qualities of a man of a noble breed unlike some of your colleagues whose only job is to speak like lunatics against the opponents and their own coleagues, You are in the same class of your colleagues such as Ranjith Maddumabandara, Gayantha Karunatillake , Arjuna Ranatunga , Navin Dissanayake, Sarath Amunugama etc.

    Reply : 22       3

    Sofia Tuesday, 14 November 2017 12:56

    OMG what a comment from an alien, may be. Only privately spoken to the IGP, may be.

    Reply : 0       14

    Sambo Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:24

    Our politicians have a syndrome. I cant remember, I forget or I don't know. I don't know why?

    Reply : 0       12

    Sincere Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:45

    Definitely you have every right to meet any person. No one has the right to deny it or criticize it.. But the question is whether that meeting would pose a threat to the Yahapaalana policies you yourselves have taught us! Not too long ago we heard, Yes sir, yes sir, no sir, yes sir!

    Reply : 1       7

    Citizen Tuesday, 14 November 2017 14:09

    Did he say Good Governance? The Bond Scam never happened?

    Reply : 0       8

    Dhammika Tuesday, 14 November 2017 14:13

    He didnt meet GAMINI SENARATH he met SENARATH GAMINI ! .

    Reply : 0       10

    Sri Wickrema Tuesday, 14 November 2017 14:56

    No one believes you now. It is too late!

    Reply : 0       10

    TONY Tuesday, 14 November 2017 18:33

    OUR PARLIAMENTARIANS ARE ALL HONEST PEOPLE, WHY ON EARTH ARE THE MEDIA GIVING FALSE AND BASELSS NEW ITEMS

    Reply : 0       0

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