Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday that it was the United Peoples’ Freedom Alliance (UPFA) that should bear the responsibility for the alleged non-settlement of dues to the Independent Television Network (ITN) for telecasting his advertisements prior to the January presidential election, as he was the party's candidate and not an independent candidate.
Mr. Rajapaksa expressed these views soon after making a statement before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC), with regard to losses caused to the state owned ITN during the last presidential election.
“I was asked a few questions by a police team that arrived at my residence and I answered them. The party should take complete responsibility over the matter because I was the candidate of the party. The party will take the responsibility,” he said. (Ajith Siriwardana and Indika Sri Aravinda)
this is not a responsible reply and what else can expect from him , good for Baiyas
Leon Friday, 25 September 2015 12:37 AM
MR is in control because we have two idiotic gullible leaders. Its time they stopped misleading the community and wasting time and money on CID
vithura Thursday, 24 September 2015 03:39 PM
A shameless response made in the belief that all Sri Lankans are so gullible.
rathnasiri Friday, 25 September 2015 12:44 AM
Yes he is correct.After the election the leadership change.So now the present leader of SLFP is responsible for this.After loosing the leadership MR had no power to handle the finance
local silva Thursday, 24 September 2015 03:50 PM
so do you take responsibility on everything that has happen in the country during the term you were the president or is it the individuals responsibility?
Somapala Thursday, 24 September 2015 04:25 PM
Well done by whom? or what? Is it robbing millions of funds from state?
Citizen Friday, 25 September 2015 06:09 PM
What kind of excuse is that?
de silva Thursday, 24 September 2015 04:30 PM
You are correct.
BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 24 September 2015 11:15 AM
U were the President when this happened and also the party leader at that time, thus all this would have happened under your authority. U also held the post of Minister of Finance, therefore the finances of all state institutions also are part of ur responsibility.
Channa Thursday, 24 September 2015 11:17 AM
Jayan Thursday, 24 September 2015 05:04 PM
SLFP must pay all the dues
perera Thursday, 24 September 2015 05:16 PM
Then Susil Premajayantha is going to be in trouble. True leaders always take responsibility. I can imagine what he would say in Geneva.
JjOSEPH Thursday, 24 September 2015 11:49 AM
Upul Thursday, 24 September 2015 08:11 PM
War was won single-handedly by me. Election expenses is a responsibility of the party!
Nimal Saturday, 26 September 2015 06:31 PM
Country is lawless due to him who set a bad example.
brainmaster Friday, 25 September 2015 04:10 PM
This statement provokes a comment from the old and new party secs. AND from MS. Somebody has to pay. And what about the payment for the hired busses and flights ?
Gobbaya Thursday, 24 September 2015 02:57 PM
Now we know very well who are responsible for all these bad practices.
gamaraala Thursday, 24 September 2015 03:12 PM
A classic example of how to make headline news by making a stupid comment
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