Got threatening call to join Govt: Hirunika

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UNP MP Hirunika Premachandra today alleged that a person had called her aunt, who was residing abroad and had threatened to put an end to her political career if she failed to accept a Ministerial portfolio.

Ms Premachnadra told a media briefing that her aunt had told the caller that she would not accept any portfolio.

“My aunt had told the caller that her niece cannot be bought over. Then the caller said they would destroy my political career,” she alleged.

She said she had been made many offers to join the new Government by many individuals.

“I have recorded all phone calls given to be offering various things but I don’t want to reveal them to the public now as the true face of some Buddhist Monks and even Christian priests would be revealed if I did so,” she said.

Referring to the speech made by President Sirisena on Monday, Ms Premachandra said one should not refer to another’s private life. (Yohan Perera)


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  • My Country Wednesday, 07 November 2018 05:06 PM

    What a shame for our country. Mr. President pls leave the office. You are destroying our country and our people with threats and thugs. Is this why we voted for you?

    Sils Wednesday, 07 November 2018 06:24 PM

    It was a gross mistake on our part. Just see the way he spoke the other day? DISGRACEFUL to say the least! We definitely need a change and FAST!

    Razan Wednesday, 07 November 2018 05:11 PM

    ""Make hay while the sun shines!""

    Warren Raed Wednesday, 07 November 2018 05:22 PM

    What you are getting is retribution because that's how your father practiced politics.

    karthil Wednesday, 07 November 2018 05:23 PM

    MS had hoppers with MR before the last Presidential Election and now both are giving hoppers to all of us. It is funny to say that we are a democratic country with what is acually happening in this country.

    Saman Wednesday, 07 November 2018 05:28 PM

    Well, she too is a thug. Both parties doing this by with black money or blackmailing.

    upul Wednesday, 07 November 2018 05:33 PM

    pls dont blame Buddhist monks. you might be labelled to link with ISIS

    shan Thursday, 08 November 2018 10:06 AM

    Not monks, its publicity by the agent media

    Moiez Wednesday, 07 November 2018 05:33 PM

    Mr.President, please take all your cabinet ministers in a ship and go to another country before bloodbath going to happen.

    Mohamed Zuhair Mohideen Wednesday, 07 November 2018 05:40 PM

    Thugari started.

    Haramanis Wednesday, 07 November 2018 05:41 PM

    Ministerial Portfolio - does she deserve one?

    SureshP Wednesday, 07 November 2018 05:42 PM

    Desperation by a failure

    Premalal Wednesday, 07 November 2018 06:05 PM

    Madam, by insinuating that some religious dignitaries are trying to put pressure on you, you are bringing the whole religious dignitaries into disrepute. Therefore please publish who these people are so that the rest of the clurgy is vidicated. You are so irresponsible if you do not do so.

    Ralahamy Thursday, 08 November 2018 09:30 PM

    What will you do if names are revealed? Will you disrobe them? People know the clergies who go to political meetings and court cases.

    harihara wicks Wednesday, 07 November 2018 06:08 PM

    Why not go on record stating that your aunt is the consulate for SL in LA, appointed by you?

    Meg Wednesday, 07 November 2018 06:30 PM

    Thank you Harihara for the revelation. President must leave the office without resorting to these low and thuggery acts.

    Cobra Wednesday, 07 November 2018 06:17 PM

    He leaves such dirty jobs for his new found friend who is very good at it!!!

    Shehan Wednesday, 07 November 2018 06:25 PM

    Published this man full details etc as soon as possible please.... Don't let these thugs to dictate any one any more...Otherwise one day this country will march towards a massive up rise...

    GH Wednesday, 07 November 2018 06:35 PM

    People are aware, that before you come to the politics, you offered everything that a woman always denies.

    Buddhist Wednesday, 07 November 2018 06:40 PM

    Its time President who destroyed democracy in Sri Lanka should resign immediately.

    Ravi Thursday, 08 November 2018 08:49 AM

    Puppet President leave the office before Mahinda impeach you. He has not forgotten the hopper case.

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