UNP candidate A.S.P. Liyanage today alleged that former Foreign Employment Minister Harin Fernando asked him to perform an illegal activity when he was the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Qatar and told that he would be removed if failed to do it.
Mr.Liyanage who is contesting the General Election from the UNP from Colombo said he also informed the former President about the issue.
“I challenge Mr. Fernando to prove if my allegations are false. He did say that I would be removed from the Ambassadorial post if I failed to carry out his illegal request,” he said speaking at a news briefing
When asked the nature of the ‘illegal’ request, Mr. Liyanage said, “It was a matter related to the Sri Lankan School in Qatar. The Embassy took over the school from a private management and replaced the corrupt officials. The then minister asked me not to do so because the head of the previous management was one of his neighbours.”
“I told the President that I can’t do this and offered to return but the President said there was no need to do so and commended my service,” he said.
Meanwhile, he condemned the statement made by Mr. Fernando over Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith and said people should get rid of ‘such’ people from politics. (DSB)
Comments - 17
Sarath Wednesday, 24 June 2020 06:06 PM
People should get rid of politicians like ASP. They should remain as the porters for VIP brats
Susantha Senanayake Wednesday, 24 June 2020 06:12 PM
Pot calling Kettle BLACK.
Shame on all these polticians who are running naked on the road assuming one is Archimedes.
Joshua Wednesday, 24 June 2020 07:32 PM
A porter of rajapakshe trying his best to drum support for SLPP. We have no faith in his election stories.
Borat Wednesday, 24 June 2020 07:39 PM
ASP is fit to be laundry man of Rajapakse’s . In the absence of Wimal and Gammanpila he is filling the slot
Shehan Wednesday, 24 June 2020 07:45 PM
One word for you ... get lost
Armal Fernando Wednesday, 24 June 2020 08:06 PM
A.S.P. Liyanage why now you are coming out with cock and bull story , you played out lots of money from the sri lanka international school qatar we have all the records , don't talk to much you will be called up for cid investigation soon , count your days.
karu Wednesday, 24 June 2020 08:09 PM
School kid. Why didn't you complain to the class teacher then.
Aney Aney Wednesday, 24 June 2020 09:15 PM
Who is this guy? Another famous thief?
Jude Wednesday, 24 June 2020 09:21 PM
Suddenly ASP have become a Saint !!! WOW!! Miracles do happen!! Huh!!
johan Wednesday, 24 June 2020 09:33 PM
He could not get seat to contest from SLPP.May be
he is waiting to roll from UNP if he wins.
R. Anthony Wednesday, 24 June 2020 09:36 PM
One who can call a spade a spade should be respected,and recognised. Not the ones who bend all over for personal gains and say Yes Sir ,Yes Sir and sling mud at others.
Sam Wednesday, 24 June 2020 09:38 PM
You mean in Qatar?
DJ Wednesday, 24 June 2020 10:05 PM
The way he puts it seems like a big lie, this joker contesting under UNP, shame on RW
Sanjeewa Wednesday, 24 June 2020 11:13 PM
This cunning ASP destroyed Sri Lankan School in Qatar.people should get rid of ‘such’ people from community
F. C S Dhammika Wednesday, 24 June 2020 11:19 PM
We wish to know whos order was followed. It is Ravi and Sira. Credibility of ASP country knows. The way he manupulated accounts if his company to cheet tax was explained in front of Hon.Minister wasantha senanayeke. School founders have the write to defend in the news paper. On front page.
PSA Thursday, 25 June 2020 12:01 PM
Liyanage has reserved these to be revealed at election time. Don't know what more he has ?
Citizen Thursday, 25 June 2020 06:09 PM
Why don't you put this out when you were removed from the post of Qatar ambassador. Are you sleeping, suddenly wake up and saying stories
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