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Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka’s media unit said today legal action would be taken against UPFA Colombo District candidate Udaya Gammanpila for making a false allegation that Minister Ranawaka had spent Rs. Rs. 140 million for his election campaign.

Minister Ranawaka’s media secretary Danushka Ramanayake told a news conference that anyone can question the minister’s assets and take legal action against him, if they had any doubt about their accuracy. “There were provisions in the law to question and take legal action against the minister if they have any doubts about him,” he said.

Mr. Ramanayake said Minister Ranawaka and his organizers had taken steps to act in a transparent manner in carrying out their election campaign so far. Rejecting a news item that appeared in the print media that mobile phones had been given to some media heads he said legal action would be taken against the institution for spreading false propaganda about Minister Ranawaka.

The “Maithri Mithuro” Foundation, convening a news conference, said that as an organization comprising business leaders they were supporting clean politicians who could render a yeoman service towards the country which included Minister Champika Ranawaka and Arjuna Ranatunga.

UPFA Colombo District candidate Udaya Gammanpila had earlier charged Minister Ranawaka had made preparations to spend Rs.140 million for his election campaign and urged him to disclose the means he used to collect these funds. (Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • J Palitha Saturday, 08 August 2015 09:03 AM

    Gamampilla should be mouldered then only his crooked mouth with ugly teeth could be put right.

    Bubble Banda Saturday, 08 August 2015 09:11 AM

    Sir, go a head, we will see that you win with a big majority and we will make Gamampilla to fell into your feet soon.

    Vijith Pieterz Saturday, 08 August 2015 09:14 AM

    We are with you Sir as you are honest.

    Premalal Friday, 07 August 2015 08:54 PM

    We have heard of so many politicians suing each other for astronomical sums of money but never heard of a single law suit filed in court.

    INDIKA Saturday, 08 August 2015 10:05 AM

    This guy Gammanpila talks too much with out concrete facts and figures same as MR. No wonder these type of overrated people are in MR camp.

    sam silva Friday, 07 August 2015 09:32 PM

    GAMMANPILA is the most over-rated politician. His party Pivithuru hela urumaya is a one man show. He only became a provincial council member the last election- running MR show. Why the newspapers TV talk shows give prominence to this guy?

    Premalal Saturday, 08 August 2015 06:11 PM

    Entertainment.

    Bala Friday, 07 August 2015 10:12 PM

    My3 mithuro has declared their contributions and receipts of funds to concerned authorities. It is not like the Siriliya of Mrs MR or the Pushpa Fund of Mrs. Basil.

    Ponnambalam Friday, 07 August 2015 05:52 PM

    Gammampila need a KataKaliyawak, Just Barking like a Tommiya. Baw Baw Baw>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Ranga Friday, 07 August 2015 05:56 PM

    this is not about his assets but about how he can spend so much. ordinary people can see that he is spending lots of money

    Buwa Friday, 07 August 2015 05:57 PM

    mayithri mithuro my foot. anybody knows shady businessmen thrown money on elections just to earn more

    Leo Friday, 07 August 2015 06:00 PM

    mayithree mithuro? never heard such an organization. was this setup just days before the election?

    Gihan Friday, 07 August 2015 06:02 PM

    If not 140 million can the minister reveal how much he has spent? we can clearly see that he is one of the contenders for the title of most money spent politicians this election

    Channa Friday, 07 August 2015 06:03 PM

    "Maithri Mithuro" Ha ha.... nice way of covering things . There must be a way to cover NGO money these people get

    Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 08 August 2015 09:00 AM

    Gamampilla is talking rubbish because he had been given 6-7 Million by MR recently.


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