Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Namal Rajapaksa, slammed reports that his father-in-law, Thilak Weerasinghe who serves as a Director of Airport and Aviation Services Sri Lanka Ltd. has been given the authorisation to import beef into the country following the cabinet approval to ban cattle slaughter.
Rumours circulated on social media yesterday that following the ban, Weerasinghe was now preparing to import beef into the country which was one of the main reasons that the ban had been proposed to the cabinet.
However rubbishing these claims, Rajapaksa said this was a personal attack against his family and no one in his family was involved in meat imports."In a day and age where fake news is rampant, it is sad to see people spreading false allegations against my family. These claims are rubbish and we have no involvement in any meat exports. This is the second time, Mr. Thilak Weerasinghe has been targetted by fake news, and this is nothing but political rivalry," Rajapaksa said. Weerasinghe himself dismissed the allegations saying this was a personal attack and said he himself was not a meat consumer. (JAMILA HUSAIN)
Truth Saturday, 03 October 2020 07:16 PM
Lal Saturday, 03 October 2020 07:17 PM
F. I. R. E. OR. S. M. O. K. E.
Roshan samarathunga Saturday, 03 October 2020 07:31 PM
DOnt worry my son you must look after your family. Family come first.
Van Thee Saturday, 03 October 2020 07:31 PM
If Namal says, then must be true.
Ramesh Kanth Saturday, 03 October 2020 07:53 PM
Cat is out of the box.
Hareen Saturday, 03 October 2020 09:05 PM
No need to be a meat consumer but to make money you can get it imported.
Mokan Saturday, 03 October 2020 09:07 PM
Time will tell
Ranaweera Saturday, 03 October 2020 09:10 PM
ha ha, importing beef while cows wonder the street. Buddhism or Hinduism. Or business opportunity. No one can really understand this move. I do not eat beef but I am against depriving other's rights. I am also againt spending foreign exchange to import beef. This is a confusing philosophy. Don't kill but eat.
Sokrates Saturday, 03 October 2020 09:26 PM
Heroin importers also not consume their imports.
Ralaharamy Sunday, 04 October 2020 05:55 AM
Will the common man benefit from the import? Or is it to cater to the requirement of hotel trade? What is the fate of ageing cattle, who are not economically viable to be maintained? I am not referring to the senile parliamentarians please.
Sambo Sunday, 04 October 2020 06:07 AM
There is no smoke without a fire.
Buddhist Sunday, 04 October 2020 07:03 AM
70% of the so called Buddhists and Hindus eat beef that a fact...
Odin Sunday, 04 October 2020 07:11 AM
Remember there is no smoke without fire!
Samika Sunday, 04 October 2020 07:12 AM
Legally he is right. He had said family is not involved in meat exports. Read the article again.
Buddhist Sunday, 04 October 2020 07:56 AM
Whose Dubai Company is exporting? Killing cows in any other country to be consumed in SL is OK?
harshass Sunday, 04 October 2020 08:04 AM
Now we know the reason for banning cattle slaughter in Sri Lanka. Money and Family first!!!!
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