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Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga has denied categorically that UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, met her during the Presidential Election Campaign of 1994 and provided her with confidential information regarding the campaign strategies of the late Gamini Dissanayake – the UNP Presidential Candidate.

Issuing a statement her office said, “Madam Chandrika Kumaratunga has noted with surprise, reports of statements made by several Senior Members of the present Cabinet to the effect that Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe, Leader of the UNP, met her during the Presidential Election Campaign of 1994 and provided her with confidential information regarding the campaign strategies of the late Mr Gamini Dissanayake – the UNP Presidential Candidate.”

The statement also said that Madam Kumaratunga categorically denies this assertion. Mr Wickremasinghe did not at any time, give her any information about Mr. Dissanayake’s or the UNP’s campaign.

The office of the former President Sri Lanka further revealed that Mr. Wickremasinghe did pay a courtesy call on her after she assumed duties as Prime Minister, in his capacity as the outgoing Prime Minister. He also called on her at the time she left office as Executive President. Likewise Madam Kumaratunga called on President D B Wijetunga, at the time he retired from office to bid him farewell. This is a customary practice of cultured persons.

In conclusion the statement pointed out , Madam Kumaratunga wishes to add that she is not in any way surprised that senior members of her party failed to understand this, as very few of them took the trouble to indulge in this little courtesy at the time she left office as President.(Asian Tribune)
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  • Lalindra Saturday, 04 August 2012 06:39 AM

    This maybe true. But she has this great ability to lie with a straight face, it sometimes becomes difficult to believe her even if she's telling the truth.

    Imran Hussein Saturday, 04 August 2012 07:12 AM

    Why did it take 18 years? Suddenly woken up now. Is this for the elections, if so, cheap, very cheap shot.

    Nari Sabry Sunday, 05 August 2012 05:28 AM

    @farieze
    You must be blind.

    EnEff Saturday, 04 August 2012 07:26 AM

    End of the day, we voters are the donkeys! Waste your time and debate who tells the truth; who lies; whom to be believed, etc, etc. Then forget all that stuff and go and elect same old monkeys with thousands of votes, either they be BLUE or GREEN!!

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 04 August 2012 07:28 AM

    These very same SLFP senior ministers who accused Ranil of having a "Ali Koti Givisuma" during a Presidential Election went after offering inducements to the LTTE to prevent the Tamils from voting during the 2005 Presidential Elections. So, they have lost all credibility and people know they are famous for uttering such stories during elections.

    Pol Pol Saturday, 04 August 2012 07:13 AM

    This is not supprising from the politicians of Wonder of Asia.
    It too 18 long years for a very Senior Minister and more over a Party secretary to come out with such a story which has been strongly denied by the Former President. Now whom to beleive? My guess is good as yours.

    MI Friday, 03 August 2012 07:12 PM

    WHO CARES NOW EVERYTHING WAS PAST THE LADY YOUR TIME IS OVER AND THE MAN RANIL HIS TIME IS OVER TOO...

    CHANDRAPALA Saturday, 04 August 2012 08:04 AM

    RW is a respected politician remaining in the country now. Unfortunately, most of the people including the people who have cast their vote to the UNP in previous elections to the UNP did not understand the present political culture of the country and always put the blame on the opposition leader saying that he is not suitable for the UNP leadership. Former UNP leader JRJ was also unpopular person among the general public like RW but he won the 1977 election with great majority.

    Hash Sunday, 05 August 2012 08:01 AM

    Strange that these things comes out only when an election is nearby

    CITIZEN Saturday, 04 August 2012 08:13 AM

    Aiyo Sirisena! You put an unnecessary wide-ball and gave Ranil an extra run! The former President herself has denied this statement. So, what more facts do you need to prove that Dengue Mosquito has eaten your brain?????

    Senaka Friday, 03 August 2012 08:28 PM

    Nonsense !

    Renu Saturday, 04 August 2012 08:51 AM

    Sirisena show the culture he comes from, the upbringing, and values decent people have. Education, courtesy plays a great role in people who have manners.which seems not heard of in their clan

    Lal Suranjith Friday, 03 August 2012 09:44 PM

    Dont tell us About Ranil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!? people know well???

    KUMUDINI Saturday, 04 August 2012 09:44 AM

    WHO CARES ABOUT WHAT SHE SAYS . WHEN DID SHE EVER SAY THE TRUTH. WELL SAID RAND JAY.

    P.L.J.B.Palipana Friday, 03 August 2012 09:34 PM

    DON'T WORRY MADAM. THIS MAN IS JUST ONLY A GIRAMA-SEWAKA>.

    Chandler Friday, 03 August 2012 10:59 PM

    Hope your denial is true, because what have you achieved during your 12 years as President. Nothing!

    ifthikar lafir Friday, 03 August 2012 11:14 PM

    No smoke without fire....

    Bambu Silva Monday, 06 August 2012 06:24 AM

    Blind in both eyes.!

    Ranjitdea Saturday, 04 August 2012 12:14 AM

    Madam, can you please provide a place for Ranil in your present office

    Pala Saturday, 04 August 2012 12:15 AM

    My Three

    rednaxela Saturday, 04 August 2012 12:09 PM

    What happened to him for the last 18 years not to remember this? How come all of a sudden he remembers this now???
    He too needs treatment at the Singapore hospital!

    Pradeep Saturday, 04 August 2012 12:29 AM

    This is a serious allegation against the past prime minister of UNP Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe and the past president of SLFP madam Chandrika Bandaranaike by one of her own senior ministers. There should be an inquiry in this regard and should punish the culprit against deformation of character of the innocent parties. Slinging mud during election is common in Sri Lanka.

    farieze Saturday, 04 August 2012 01:22 PM

    you are beautiful-so what you say is correct

    Ameer Monday, 06 August 2012 08:41 PM

    When Channal 4 aired the accusation that Mahinda's government killed surrendering terrorists what did she say? She said her son rang her from overseas and said he is ashamed to be a SriLankan

    CBK make sure you dont send your son as a candidate anytime ever. Where is your patriotism? Is that how you stand for your country when everyone is putting it down? Ungrateful woman you sold our country, you lied through your teeth. These politicians are playing with us and we are just treated like dummies

    Sudhu Sreema Saturday, 04 August 2012 01:35 PM

    Tell me Aney. When did this woman NOTot deny anything.

    Hettiarachchi Saturday, 04 August 2012 01:35 AM

    We are very unfortunate to have ministers who lie and try to mislead voters for the benefit their party at elections. If this was true, this minister should have told it at the time of 1999 Presidential Elections where Ranil Wickramasinghe also was a main candidate. From what we hear regarding alleged corruptions by senior officials of his ministry. we can come to conclusions regarding his efficiency and integrity. I think Ranil should sue him for this statement.

    Dammika Saturday, 04 August 2012 02:05 PM

    Unbelievable people still believe these rubbish. All these things come out when there is an election around. He should have brought this up when Runil was contesting against CBK. Why now. This is crazy politics.

    Janaki Kalansuriya Saturday, 04 August 2012 01:56 AM

    Expect more salvo like this. There is an Election close at hand. More additions to the pre-election trends, the strongest being Sajith or a clansman bashing the UNP leadership. Sri Lanka is a ship caught in rough weather with engine trouble and no lighthouse in sight.

    Nihal Amarasekera Saturday, 04 August 2012 02:17 AM

    Useless analyzing who says what & what says who. All seems crazy & power hungry and angry. No way out?

    rajiv Saturday, 04 August 2012 03:17 PM

    Its the work of the Maha Raja's to destroy those who dont fall in line with them.

    King Barnette Saturday, 04 August 2012 02:42 AM

    What funny monkey, donkey memories these idiotic polioticians have. Having forgotten such an important event for more than18 years, now that the elections are round the corner, M.Sairsena suddenly remebcers a valuable priceless "Kelama" . Deadmen tell no tales and Chandirka madam vehemently denies and Maithipala Sirisena has not "Lanuwak ti Ellenna" Aho dukaki, boruwata mgaka netho!!

    nicky karunarathna Saturday, 04 August 2012 02:54 AM

    When did she tell a truth last time? She is just behaving like Prabakarans sister. Disgrace for her ellustrious parents. About her brother Anura, I have my own reservations!

    Neil Saturday, 04 August 2012 03:12 AM

    what legacy will these two leave?

    CBK,RW? its a joke,any tom and jerry will know that.

    Please do not even talk about legendary leaders like
    Sir Gamini Dissanayake,What he has done to this country,its a wonder.We all are unlucky to see his death in the hands of the UNP.
    God only knows,if he was alive,our mother land would have been amazing.

    Our children,childrens are just unlucky.

    peeda mossa Saturday, 04 August 2012 03:12 AM

    Take it easy, madam. There is nothing wrong in childhood neighbours exchanging information which are mutually beneficial. After all, everything is fair in love war and politics.

    Nihal Saturday, 04 August 2012 03:13 AM

    She is very famous to' twist and turn' things to her advantage, now that she has become a great friend of Ranil through Mangala's intervention what more can we expect from her...we remember the days prior to the Presidential polls in 1994....she wanted to destroy Gamini Dissanayake in every way...Readers pl read the Hansard just before the '94 Presidential elections

    Rand Jay Saturday, 04 August 2012 03:08 AM

    CBK cannot be believed. She dislikes everyone. When Channal 4 aired the accusation that Mahinda's government killed surrendering terrorists what did she say? She said her son rang her from overseas and said he is ashamed to be a SriLankan. What about the killings during her time? She is better known as the "Rogue Queen" She was a traitor to the UNP as well as to the present Government.

    Beraiam Peiris Saturday, 04 August 2012 05:20 PM

    Mr.Pradeep; As a former President when she was making a speech in public as she got upset when her son was calling via the phone from UK saying that “I was much regretted and shame to be a Sri Lankan seen after war crimes documentary on Chanel 4 TV program”. But as a former President; is it correct to repeat her son’s immature level of understanding in public? Her part of the speech was included in ‘Killing Felids –Part 2” as a justification.
    If she is love to the nation then irrespective of the President whoever governs the country, she should categorically oppose any such international acts. In fact she acted highly irresponsible and unethical way. She shouldn’t make any harm to the country though she doesn’t like Rajapakses. I ask you what cause of action country should take against her?

    Nodrog Saturday, 04 August 2012 03:40 AM

    Usually when a politician says something its always the opposite thats true.

    Nari Sabry Saturday, 04 August 2012 05:20 AM

    Sure thing. The mahaveli would have flowed through the poorest slums of colombo and the children there will be eating the fruits from orchards bought in Australia.

    Katta Kuvera Saturday, 04 August 2012 05:42 AM

    Maybe she got Dumindas forgetting disease.

    Nihal Saturday, 04 August 2012 06:01 AM

    It's a habit and truth always remain in ladies in this world. Everything they denying. She will denying so many things.

    Kautilya Sunday, 05 August 2012 02:49 AM

    Ayyo ! Srisena, please commit suicide.

    Rand Jay Sunday, 05 August 2012 02:55 AM

     Premadasa armed the LTTE to fight the Indians. Ultimately they killed Premadasa their benefactor . He who rides a tiger will find it hard to di
    mount. The Tigers killed Tamil Amirthelingam, their mentors . Ranil and Chandrika promised the north and the east for Prabakarn to rule as Chief Minister . Praba wanted nothing but Eelam. Fortunately King Mahinda took power and finished off the Tigers. Today the remnants of Tigers and, idiots like Karu Jayasuriya and Chandrika and the dumb JVP as well as General Gonseka have joined together to undermine our loving King Mahinda and Prince Gota who saved the nation .
    If not for Gota who persuaded Mahinda to appoint the retiring Fonseka as Army Commander, Fonseka would be catching Madakari in the Beira lake today.
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