State Minister of Child Affairs Vijayakala Maheswaran said she had not made any statement with the intention of bringing the LTTE back to life and said that it was a slip of the tongue.
She expressed these views during a telephone conversation with the Social Empowerment Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayaka who called her during a media briefing in Colombo today.
During the conversation, she explained that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had promised to give her Rs. one billion in cash and a Cabinet portfolio at the time of the previous regime.
The telephone conversation went as follows:
Ranjan Ramanayaka - What have you said about the LTTE?
Vijayakala - Who said?
Ranjan Ramanayaka - Why, you have said. It is in every newspaper.
Vijayakala - Ayoo, Who said that lie. What I said was that we did not have any problems those days.
Ranjan Ramanayaka - Was the schoolgirl raped by relatives?
Vijayakala - There was no connection between the brother and uncle. It was done by the drug users. No relations issues exist in the Northern Province as in South.
Ranjan Ramanayaka - You thanked him for the lands that were returned but the President had only visited Jaffna.
Vijayakala - He visited Jaffna only to build his party. We worked hard for his victory. Mahinda Rajapaksa told me that he will win the election with a majority of one million votes and promised me Rs.1 billion and a Cabinet minister post. But we did not support him.
Ranjan Ramanayaka - Was your husband murdered by the LTTE?
Vijayakala - No, what nonsense. All problems we have now because of Chandrika and Mahinda.
Ranjan Ramanayaka - Your solution to this problem was wrong.
Vijayakala - I did not say that we want to bring the LTTE back. We lived in peace in that era. Due to being excited I said it by mistake. No one will come back.
Ranjan Ramanayaka - Don't say that LTTE is coming back. Is it not good ok?
Vijayakala - No, no Ranjan don't take it seriously, This had been done by the media to defeat Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Ranjan Ramanayaka - Don't make such statements, it is not good for the government.
Vijayakala - No Ranjan, I did not say we want to bring the LTTE back. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)
Both are good axtors...why not both get-together and release a movie ?
SL Wednesday, 04 July 2018 01:49 AM
So she maintains that 'they were living peacefully during LTTE time'. ranjan is trying to whitewash. This woman should be stripped of her state ministership and arrested.
Waco Wednesday, 04 July 2018 03:18 AM
Investigations / Inquiries should be carried out by a proper institution such as the Poice or the CID. Not by every Dick ,Tom and Harry. As usual the Government is still sleeping. May have not read the papers yet.
Manel Wednesday, 04 July 2018 04:16 AM
This is now clearly a conspiracy by media that want to bring MR to power by hook or by crook. If MR promised one billion to Hon. Vijayakala how much would he pay to the media who lick his back. Looks like NYT exposure about chinks funding MR election campaign is 100% true.
Mevan Wednesday, 04 July 2018 04:33 AM
I saw this conversation on TV and Ranjan should be thanked. He got Wijayakala to spill the beans about MR offer of giving her one billion in money and minister post for her support. Now NYT must be correct about its article about Chinese funding MR election campaign. Otherwise how can a politician dish out so much money to retain power.Further the rumour about MR giving money to LTTE to block Jaffna people from voting in 2005 election must also be true. THIS FELLOW MR IS THE FATHER OF CORRUPTION IN SRI LANKA. IDIOTIC VOTERS FROM RURAL AREAS SHOULD KNOW THIS.
Sahan Wednesday, 04 July 2018 06:56 AM
MR MR MR MR MR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Even after 3 years!!!!
sanath Wednesday, 04 July 2018 05:05 AM
Definitely Runja must have told her to speak like that. He is trying to save the YAHAPALANAYA.
Lal Wednesday, 04 July 2018 05:15 AM
She said that North East had more law and order under the LTTE which is not exactly wrong. SL can't deal with rapist and criminals and some harsh words are needed
Banda Wednesday, 04 July 2018 05:31 AM
It should have been the Prime Minister and not this ex actor Ranjan questioning this confused woman.
Waco Wednesday, 04 July 2018 05:31 AM
Has Mr.Ranjan Ramanayake been vested with Police powers to Inquire /Investigate in to a this type of serious matter?Is he a Fit and Proper person to handle a serious case of this nature?
ANTON Wednesday, 04 July 2018 06:06 AM
SHE ALSO HAS MEMORY LOSS PROBLEMS..........." MATA MATHAKA NAA"
Hari Mani Wednesday, 04 July 2018 06:28 AM
Another drama enacted to please the fools. Where is this country going to?
Sujeeva Wednesday, 04 July 2018 06:42 AM
What does this joker think of him? When something happens he always goes on with this drama. Wonder why he did not call the New York Times during a press conference? Maybe the language issue...hhaaaaa... Anyways everyone watched and carefully listened to what this retarted woman said in the meeting. So this joker does not have to call her and ask her again. When everyone is condeming, this fellow is making drama. Let's see what government does now for this serious issue.....