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While claiming that he is becoming a single, Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage who is currently under a cloud for allegedly threatening his estranged wife, denied allegations levelled against him.
 
“I have never threatened her at any point for any reason. I will always protect her because she is the mother of my two children" he said in a wide ranging interview with our sister news paper, Irida Lankadeepa
 
Explaining his side of the events that unfolded during the last week, Aluthgamage said the Inspector General of Police had got in touch with him upon receiving a complaint from his wife. 
 
“I was told that my wife had written a letter to the IGP saying her life was under threat. The IGP spoke to me after receiving that letter and told me that he had received a complaint to the effect that I was threatening my wife. I told them to meet her immediately, get a statement from her and take action against me if I am found guilty," he said.
 
 
The full interview
 
Q. There are allegations that you threaten your wife. Why is that? Are you trying to show your powers to a woman because you are a powerful minister?

A. I have not threatened her at any time for any reason. I always look after her and protect her because she is my two children’s mother. Therefore I will never do such a thing for any reason and I have not done so either. It is said that my wife had informed the police chief that she had death threats. The Police chief telephoned me after he received the letter and said my wife had lodged a complaint saying that I threaten her. Then I asked him to meet her immediately and record a statement and take legal action against me, if I am wrong.

Q. Are you speaking honestly?

A. Frankly. You can ask the police chief about this. The police chief had sent a DIG to her house and recorded a statement. All these happened within a week. After recording her statement, police recorded a statement from me also. What she had mentioned in her statement is that Mahinda has never threatened me.

Q. How do you know what she had told the police? You influenced the police because you are a minister.

A. I must know when a statement is recorded from me. Otherwise how can I respond to those allegations? She had said that I had not threatened her. She had said even though I had not threatened her over the phone or through another person, a complaint was made fearing that such a thing might happen. Then the police had asked whether she needed police security. She had rejected it. Still she uses the driver paid by and my servants are still there in her house. I protect her. I shall never do any harm to her even in the future because she is the mother of my two children.

Q. You must have showed your power at least indirectly because you are minister.

A. Her self-conscious may know it. I have not done any sort of influencing or got anyone to do so as well.

Q. You must have instructed the police what to ask and how to record the statement?

A. However much the IGP interrogates my wife, she is a clever woman. The Police cannot get  answers from her the way they wish.  She gives statements as she wants. If such an influence had been done, it would have been splashed in the media by those who are waiting to sling mud at me.

Q. Are you single now?

A. I am becoming a single.

Q. Are you going to marry again?

A. I have no such idea right now.

Q. How are your two kids?

A. My two kids are receiving education really well. They are very cautious about all these challenges. My son is following an engineering course at the South Wales University in England. He reads and watches what is published in the media here. He advises me also by reading and watching all these. He is doing his education successfully. My daughter is studying in grade 8 amidst all these challenges. She has scored the highest marks at the term test this year. My children have realized these problems since those days. I am glad that I have achieved to get everything done without hampering their education. They know who their farther is.

Q. Do you influence your children?

A. Whatever problems we have between us, we are together when it comes to children’s matters and we take decisions together. Both of us are the same.

Q. It is alleged that you have earned money in unjustifiable ways. How did you amass an asset like this?

A. Mahindananda is someone who stood against corruption. Even the UNP had said in parliament that Mahindananda was not a thief. Why is Mahindananda attacked?
 
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  • Suq Madique Sunday, 15 December 2013 11:59 AM

    When even a small kadey is asked to pay taxes why don't the tax people check where these politicians get their monies from? No guts?

    Shehara Sunday, 15 December 2013 12:00 AM

    we all know you are a theif and a thug via DM Android App

    thusitha Sunday, 15 December 2013 01:03 PM

    Just start, Best things will happen at the hell

    Premalal Sunday, 15 December 2013 01:07 AM

    Educating in the UK will cost a packet. He must have inherited lots of money.

    Snowden Asange Sunday, 15 December 2013 01:28 PM

    but the dishonorable minister said Wales University is in England... he may be right even though WALES is NOT in England..... eg... Monash University in Malaysia...though its from Australia..

    Andrew Pitugala Monday, 16 December 2013 05:35 AM

    Aney Babo! Oya kochchara hondada ????????

    ala Sunday, 15 December 2013 02:14 PM

    Last man have chance....bat on....

    T Wickramaratna Sunday, 15 December 2013 01:35 AM

    He is innocent as a new born baby

    Suq Madique Sunday, 15 December 2013 01:59 AM

    This man can't even keep his own house in order so how is he going to control the sports ministry? Its already in shambles just like his marriage.

    MrRetort Sunday, 15 December 2013 02:49 PM

    Just like Sana boy. Ministers who make a lifetime commitment cannot hold to that for the training they get to deceive the voters and general public on a routine basis.

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 15 December 2013 02:01 AM

    According D.M. , you have said that you have no idea to remarry again right now. That means later on are you going to marry again? If so, what has happened to these politicians and people connected politicians?

    Palayangyako Sunday, 15 December 2013 03:20 PM

    Yes you absolutely correct. Why our guys are wasting their valuable time arguing on geography ?

    Cobra Sunday, 15 December 2013 02:13 AM

    That's not very 'sporty' of you, sir!

    ANTON Sunday, 15 December 2013 02:14 AM

    GETTING GREAT WEALTH IS ONE WAY TICKET TO THE HELL.

    Philip Sunday, 15 December 2013 02:36 AM

    Dear Sir. The University of South Wales is not in England. It is in Wales!

    sada Monday, 16 December 2013 07:19 AM

    How he be a bachaolar? Is he following Sana BOY?

    Seelawathie Monday, 16 December 2013 01:02 AM

    Well, there are lots of brothels in Colombo.

    jude Sunday, 15 December 2013 04:54 AM

    The Only Sport this man has ever done in his whole life is "Wife-Beater"

    jude Sunday, 15 December 2013 04:58 AM

    Remember, Spending Public Money as your own and going around the world together still wife won't tolerate "ABUSE"!!!

    Jamalji Monday, 16 December 2013 01:25 AM

    He cannot be a bachelor but a divorcee.

    reg Sunday, 15 December 2013 05:12 AM

    Main issue to raise here is how he piled up such a large sum of assets, wealth.. while in public service...the article is missing this..our media should act more aggresevly...

    vidhushaka Monday, 16 December 2013 09:18 AM

    LISTEN TO HIS ROYAL ENGLISH ???????????
    ABU BA AAAAAAAA

    Hiran Shanaka Sunday, 15 December 2013 06:15 AM

    Mr. Philip, you're right, but what's wrong in your statement is that Wales indeed is part of England (UK).

    Hafsal Sunday, 15 December 2013 06:45 AM

    Dear Philip, You see why he is a minister in SL. If one knows everything and educated he can't be a minister or be in this regime.

    R.R.Rohanp. Sunday, 15 December 2013 07:02 AM

    agree with you Anton, and you are right Philip.

    child care Sunday, 15 December 2013 07:20 AM

    what goes round comes back.. children suffer...

    kane Monday, 16 December 2013 03:07 AM

    A warning to all the sports women.

    Musthafa Sunday, 15 December 2013 08:42 AM

    there are many ladies in Sri Lanka

    pr Sunday, 15 December 2013 09:01 AM

    IF HE IS SO GOOD, CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHY HE ENTERED POLLING BOOTHS AND THE ELECTIONS IN HIS ELECTORATE WAS KEPT FOR THE SECOND TIME.

    Apita Danawa Saturday, 14 December 2013 05:38 PM

    Apita Danawa may loka kochara hondai ...harry ahinsaka kiyala

    Harry Tuesday, 17 December 2013 06:44 AM

    Not countries COUNTIES.

    ajan Sunday, 15 December 2013 09:20 AM

    hehehe shame shame shame. minister try to solve your family problem than come to social..

    Goofy Saturday, 14 December 2013 06:00 PM

    Oh, hands full.

    Matilda Fernando Saturday, 14 December 2013 06:03 PM

    Aney paw..... Api nodanna Aluthgamage.

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 14 December 2013 06:17 PM

    Ma Ra's cabinet is superb now. We are soooooooo fortunate have such good ministers. Now we feel asiyawe ass charya.

    GonAliya Saturday, 14 December 2013 06:29 PM

    Marry once in a while.

    Loka Gaynu-hora Saturday, 14 December 2013 06:36 PM

    Ayo pawo. pls do not do like this to your new one

    Exhorcist Saturday, 14 December 2013 06:59 PM

    And he should be at the mercy of Rahuf Hakeem meeting him6u in Ja ela

    Sundaralingam Ayya Sunday, 15 December 2013 10:50 AM

    Hiran Shanaka - it's the wrong answer. Wales is not England, Scotland or N ireland. It is part of the UK (correct)

    Duleep Sunday, 15 December 2013 11:19 AM

    Hiran Shanaka, The United Kingdom comprises of four Countries- England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. In other words, UK is a collective term given for these four countries.

    Premalal Sunday, 15 December 2013 11:41 AM

    Wales is not a part of England. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland constitutes The United Kingdom or Great Britain whichever you prefer to call it..


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