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President Maithripala Sirisena today rejected the news report that appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald website that he and his adviser allegedly demanded a political "donation" to be paid by the iconic Snowy Mountains Engineering Company (SMEC) when he was the Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian services in 2009.

In a statement issued by the President’s media unit said that the President had no involvement or connection with the incident and that he had instructed the Attorney General to take further action necessary in this regard.

He further reiterates that he had never been involved in or supported any corrupt activity in his political career. 

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  • Natasha Friday, 26 August 2016 12:30 PM

    The company under the investigation has admitted that they were requested to pay AUD 27000 in order to get the approval. The ones who are defending our president is saying that all these reputed Australian media institutes and SMEC is lying to tarnish the image of our Sirisena. Hilarious.

    nimal Friday, 26 August 2016 04:03 PM

    Our president will resign now setting an example for other corrupted politicians, same as Aussies do.

    Nimal Friday, 26 August 2016 04:06 PM

    he hee. Aussies resign with respect and dignity. Remember allegations against MR who was called Hora without any convictions?

    Siva Friday, 26 August 2016 04:43 AM

    We respect you Sir ! Just ignore these Aussies we know them very well....

    Red Flag Friday, 26 August 2016 04:47 AM

    Australia should prove it, 'MK'. This is mud slinging campaign against an Asian country Leader.

    Jude Friday, 26 August 2016 05:15 AM

    Anyone or any foreign company or person can make accusations based on nothing!!!??? These accuser's got ulterior motives!!! Remember, it's always people and media makes a valiant effort to tarnish reputation of someone like MS who've Clean slate political career!!!!!!

    Sharon Friday, 26 August 2016 06:02 AM

    What goes around comes around. via DM iOS App

    TONY Friday, 26 August 2016 09:55 AM

    WHAT HAS THE AUSIE AMBASSADOR IN SRI LANKA GOT TO SAY RE THIS ALLEGATION

    Banda Friday, 26 August 2016 09:59 AM

    When Aussie get beaten up by our cricketers.. gamblers get bit irritated..

    Roman Friday, 26 August 2016 10:02 AM

    wow! so original! lol

    Hubert Friday, 26 August 2016 10:03 AM

    This paid by business rivalry by another firm operating in Sri Lanka

    Faz Friday, 26 August 2016 10:04 AM

    why this allegations was not bought in 2010/2012/2013/2014/2015 ... and even in 2016....why now ..................

    Manel Friday, 26 August 2016 10:11 AM

    Aussie send the captain home when the team loses.

    rasheed Friday, 26 August 2016 10:12 AM

    This is the work of MR to keep the President silent as he has threatened MR that he will reveal the sectret once he form the new party.

    Oma Friday, 26 August 2016 10:22 AM

    We should respect every Judas and Brutas and kick the kangaroos

    Soma Friday, 26 August 2016 10:26 AM

    Why is it tarnishing or mud slinging in this case but not when it comes to former president who saved us from the fear of bombs in Colombo

    Gamaya Friday, 26 August 2016 10:32 AM

    Jude! This is what JO also say, when they go to FCID.

    siri Friday, 26 August 2016 10:35 AM

    President is rejecting the stated allegation. what about secretary....is he with MR....now via DM Android App

    pelikan Friday, 26 August 2016 11:19 AM

    He said he will reveal more secrets . This is one of them.

    Arjuna Ranawana Thursday, 25 August 2016 08:33 PM

    It is better to clarify President by him self without issuing statements immediately .Otherwise, it will be affected President's good name and " Yahapalanya" . Also JO will create anarchy of the country taking this advantage

    Aruna Friday, 26 August 2016 11:24 AM

    Why Gammanpila's 1997 matters come now?

    Freddie Friday, 26 August 2016 11:30 AM

    Yes I'm sure the Araliya group was built only from hard work. puff.

    Nish Friday, 26 August 2016 11:34 AM

    Just imagine the noise of the Red elephant if the accused was a rajapakshe. Red elephant is not suitable to be the chief opposition whip if he is color blind like this.

    MK Thursday, 25 August 2016 09:03 PM

    How can our attorney general act on anything at this stage when this is currently an australian investigation? The australians should reveal the original emails to the public... these wolves in sheeps clothing.. yahapalana style!!!


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