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Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) leader Dinesh Gunawardane said yesterday Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake should apologise to the country for making a false statement about a bank account maintained by former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Mr. Gunawardane told Parliament that the media had been manipulated under the new Government to spread falsehoods against the leaders of the previous Government.

He said there was a sinister media campaign about a coup hatched at Temple Trees on the day after elections.

"It is total fiction. I know the Prime Minister is aware of what happened. Therefore, I am asking the Government not to load people with false news. It does not help the good governance that you proposed," Mr. Gunawardene said.

Referring to the news item about a floating armoury in the sea off Galle, he said it was part of maritime security arrangements to protect the transnational ships and other naval activities to prevent sea piracy.

"This security arrangement has been recognised by the United Nation. Yet, the Government twists news stories. They are playing with the media. I kindly request you to allow the media to engage in impartial and accurate reporting rather than loading them with falsehoods," he said.

Mr. Gunawardene said nobody could forget the fact that it was former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who defeated separatist terrorism in this country.

"We all know Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa played a pivotal role in this effort. Today, there are accusations against him about running a bank account with a balance of eight billion rupees. This news has been vehemently denied even by the new Defence Secretary," he said.(Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)
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  • Nuwan Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:19 AM

    The whole country knows who ran away to US when the war was raging.

    pro bono publico Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:35 PM

    Poor Dinesh! He is still trying to please his masters from Medamulana. Why are you trying to justify what is plainly a transgression of laws?

    kuthbuddin Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:38 PM

    keep an independent accountability see who is wrong and who is right .

    S.Sriranjan Thursday, 22 January 2015 05:38 PM

    Forgot about the Past! But Now a member of the Opposition!!!

    Ranjith Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:28 AM

    Mr Dinesh. Where were you when same thing happens to the war hero Sarath Fonseka?

    patriot Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:28 AM

    Dinesh is brave, not afraid of the gossip factory run by Ravi

    Kj Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:28 AM

    Feel the pain now.. this was all over for years and you can not take this for days.. Make it Matter..

    Nader Friday, 06 February 2015 06:47 PM

    Mr. Gunwardena, you should be shot with - you know what - your own S--T! That is what you deserve. A vermin!

    aney Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:31 AM

    Please see the Government Financial Regulations . All income from the sale of assets should have been credited to consolidated fund.If there is a need to use that money then it has to be voted which is parliament must approve. If not this breaks the whole Financial Systems in the Government . The revenue may not be accounted and the Capital Expenditure may not be accounted. This also violates the constitution as it is parliament that can vote for the use of funds.

    nalaka Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:33 AM

    dinesh thaama kade yanawa

    johan Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:33 AM

    What apologise?How can defence ministry hold such a big sum of moneyin its account.All money required for the ministry should be obtained from the treasury forits time to time use.This will generally tend to malpractices

    Ram Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:38 AM

    Sale of any Government land the proceeds must go to treasury and not to any other account. As Gota says if it is sale proceeds of land occupied by the Army that money must go to treasury account first and Defence can ask treasury to pay for their needs or provide a project plan and ask for the money. The procedure Gota followed is questionable

    Man Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:40 AM

    Dinesh the Royalist has more respect to Ranil than the President since those people Royalists while Mr. Sirisena from a farmer community of remote Sri Lanka. This was evident in the Parliament, yesterday. Very pathetic.Very pathetic display. Voters must take note of this to answer next time.

    Chryshan Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:41 AM

    Why should he apologize. Its illegal to open an account separately even under same ministry and deposit huge sums of money without Parliament approval. Gota has just taken cabinet approval from his brother MR and deposited money in a separate account under MOD. Since treasure has no funds they borrow at very high interest from other banks. This is a fraud. Also Gota can easily make payments to contracts without much scrutinizing which provides loopholes for corruption.

    Sara Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:44 AM

    Ravi K has no shame, he will twist his talk again and escape this time and come out with another very soon and spend his hundred days with fairy tales.Poor MS will have to swallow his words and purge on JHU, JVP big talkers.Mother Lanka will suffer all these.

    Nelun59 Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:44 AM

    Aiyo Dinesh still washing clothes - Ok if you say so what do you think of SF? Isnt he resposible for winning the war?? And what is the treatment he got just because he contested for the presidential election, at theend of the day the real war Hero got nothing absolutely nothing he even didnt get his medals everything was taken away by MR So Mr. Dinesh that was a good thing what your MR did that time? Now you are talking on behalfof others. Paw for you ney. Anyway we can see what is happening very soon so you just get pissed off Dinesh

    Empulze Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:44 AM

    Sit tight the show did not even still begin.

    Nalak Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:44 AM

    Well said Mr.Dinesh Gunawardena. How can you expect the current finance minister to know the difference between a corporate account and a personal account when he did not know where Pamankada and Alimankada was....

    mohamed asfar Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:45 AM

    people with functioning brain knows it is illegal to keep public money in private accounts.

    Gihan perera Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:45 AM

    Yet an another laundry man!

    Ruwan Wednesday, 21 January 2015 05:09 PM

    I am somebody who voted for this current national government. But my earnest hope is that Ravi K. Keeps his gap shut and only comment when information is confirmed. He should know best as he alone has done more damage during the war to the UNP by making irresponsible and irreparable comments!

    Shan Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:47 AM

    Actually who ran to US? I dont know pls tell.

    Farook Hamid Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:54 AM

    In this page itself Gota agreeing to the allegation he had 8 billion in the account but he says it is an official account. If they had won the election nobody will know about this official account. This is the mode of operandi of robbing. Beside this amount was raised by selling state land so it should go to the treasury. What a nincompoop this Dinesh Gunawardene,

    Achcharu Wednesday, 21 January 2015 05:40 PM

    Ravi should apologize if he even knows what Governance stands for. He knows only to speak of Pamanka as baseless stories as such.

    basnayake Wednesday, 21 January 2015 02:44 PM

    dinesh pl do not insult your father. shut your mouth and wait.thank you

    Nuwan Wednesday, 21 January 2015 02:55 PM

    Ask Gen. Fonseka, knows best about computer operators in the US.

    Sam Wednesday, 21 January 2015 05:48 PM

    I am shame to be Sri Lankan or Singalese. They are the worst ever race betray their people for small benefit. They are the ones can not tolerate others success. It will clearly prove by ousting their great leader MR who has done immense to the country. True gentlemen and honest and patriotic leader is humiliated by political clowns. What a race! Sinhalese are the worst race and do not know their shame.

    Lanka Thursday, 22 January 2015 05:43 AM

    Sadly true, most Sinhalese have no gratitude and they cannot be trusted! I personally have helped few families in a small business situation. Most of the Sinhalese workers stabbed behind my back while other minority workers continued their business. This is a shame! They bite the hand that feed them!!!We just have to wait and see....what goes around will come back to haunt them as well!

    Hoona Thursday, 22 January 2015 05:49 AM

    That is a good question, now why did Basil run away to US so soon after the election results?

    dulan Wednesday, 21 January 2015 03:11 PM

    Ravi stop talking and take the correct action against Gota for financial violations

    lakshmanu Wednesday, 21 January 2015 03:12 PM

    Dinesh has always been an empty sounding vessel for his political Masters! Never, ever even a semblance of his leonine Father!

    JS Wednesday, 21 January 2015 03:13 PM

    We are going to Madawachchiya not Kilinochchiya.

    Cheers Wednesday, 21 January 2015 03:40 PM

    Ravi is always the scapegoat of UNP

    SEBA Thursday, 05 February 2015 10:36 AM

    If MR had rescued some dogs, they would have been so grateful, unike the Sinhala people.

    SB Wednesday, 21 January 2015 06:28 PM

    What race do you belong to? Kade yana race or Comiss gahana race

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