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No presidential residence in KKS: MR

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Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa said today that no presidential residence was being built in Kankesanthurai for his exclusive use as reported in the media.

“Wide publicity has been given to images of what is purported to be a half-built presidential residence in Kankesanthurai said to have been constructed for my exclusive use. I wish to inform the public that no presidential residence was being built for me in Kankesanthurai,” he said.

Mr. Rajapaksa said the presidential residence,within the Jaffna Fort, destroyed by the LTTE in the 1980s had not been rehabilitated to date and added that the property in Kankesanthurai was an International Relations Centre belonging to the presidential secretariat and being constructed by the Navy.

“The public may be aware that some of the best known convention centres in the country like the BMICH, the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute and NelumPokuna come under the presidential secretariat,” he said adding that the International Relations Centres in Kankesanthurai and Arugam Bay were being built not as presidential residences but as international convention centres to be used when Sri Lanka hosts international events.
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  • Perumal Friday, 06 March 2015 08:46 AM

    If the photograph is current, then he still has that Magic Ball in his hand!

    sacre blieu Friday, 06 March 2015 09:01 AM

    Hari Hari, umbala ne mawa balayata path keruwe neda. Mage dansalata ethanata thiygannata kalpana keruwa.

    Amila.G Friday, 06 March 2015 01:57 PM

    You have proved what ever that comes out from your mouth is a lie .

    Dayawathie Thursday, 05 March 2015 04:22 PM

    Get you facts right Appuhami. It was a Kithul tree and not a coconut tree.

    tom Thursday, 05 March 2015 04:27 PM

    Ayo Tomiya.......How for the talking these people tell so much lies about me these days, this is like konda ban da chine nuu.......aha....aha.

    M O Daya Thursday, 05 March 2015 04:27 PM

    Thottha baba.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Thursday, 05 March 2015 04:28 PM

    You still want to fool the people. Not that easy now.

    ilyas Thursday, 05 March 2015 04:29 PM

    Social Republic of Rajapakse Sri Lanka .

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 06 March 2015 09:50 AM

    How much commission you got for this Mansion at KKS?

    Mevan Thursday, 05 March 2015 04:32 PM

    He is still trying to fool all the people all the people all the time!!!

    Helayaa Thursday, 05 March 2015 04:43 PM

    Why do we need so much of International Relation centers near beach spending millions of Rupees. Sorry I do not understand.....

    Dan Friday, 06 March 2015 10:21 AM

    It seems MR has done everything to benefit personally and for the family...Southern Express Way to reach Home fast, Katunayake Express way to get to the Air Port fast, Carpeting all roads of the Country for sons to drive Lamboginies, Norochchole to supply President House, Nelum Pokuna for MR to see drama, Yal Devi for MR to visit his Jaffna palace and the Port City to enjoy sea front...Lotus Tower to see Colombo.....

    J Palitha Friday, 06 March 2015 10:30 AM

    You are a dam actor. Your crocodile tears will not work again man.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 06 March 2015 10:31 AM

    Will you attend the Kandy rally with Weerawansa?

    Vijith Pieterz Friday, 06 March 2015 10:32 AM

    Do you have secret deals with Ranil?

    Bala Thursday, 05 March 2015 05:39 PM

    How often are these conventions ? But you and a few others will use it 95% of the time.

    J Palitha Friday, 06 March 2015 10:47 AM

    Are you still funding W-wansa?

    noor Thursday, 05 March 2015 05:50 PM

    He is denying everything it mean there is no corruption took place during his rule. If so Mr. MR what is reason behind loosing the presidential election.

    SEBA Thursday, 05 March 2015 05:50 PM

    Mr.Dharmishtar and Mr.Yahapalanaya have been making various statements from day one but nothing proven yet.We are fools to believe them.This is just a ruse to cover up unkept promises.

    T Wickramaratna Friday, 06 March 2015 10:47 AM

    MR was out voted at the polls.Today what has happened is the 4 political discards who have no way out are trying to hang on to him.Knowing what his fate would be, he will not jump into this sinking boat.

    NILAN Friday, 06 March 2015 05:17 PM

    මොනාද මේ විහිලු කතා. ඔනේම රට, විශේෂයෙන් අපි වගේ දුප්පත් රටවල ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මන්ත්‍රණ ශාලා තියෙන්නේ රටේ අගනගරයේ. කෝටි 400 - 500 වියදම් කරලා ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මන්ත්‍රණ ශාලා රට වටේටම හදන්න අපේ රට සෞදි අරාබියාවද, කුවේටයද, එහෙමත් නැත්නම් ලෝකේම හොර සල්ලි තමන්ගේ බැංකුවල පුරවගෙන ඉන්න ස්විට්සර්ලන්තයද ??? ලෝකේම ඉන්න රාජ්‍ය නායකයන් කිලිනොච්චියටයි මඩකලපුවටයි ගෙනියන්න, කිලිනොච්චියයි මඩකලපුවයි කියන්නේ වෙනම රටක අගනගරද ??? රට වටේම ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මන්ත්‍රණ ශාලා හදනවා නම් ඉතිරි දිස්ත්‍රික්ක 24 ත් ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මන්ත්‍රණ ශාලා හදනවද ?????

    TJ Thursday, 05 March 2015 06:05 PM

    Why such a convention centre in a cantonment area?

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 06 March 2015 10:51 AM

    You seems to be so greedy to power.

    Ganesh Friday, 06 March 2015 04:20 AM

    Unless this dangerous dirty man has been voted out ,everyone of us would have been a pauper now. This is the main reason he wanted to keep the armed forces more than necessary on the back of every Tamil showing Sihalese that he is the guardian of Sihhalese from same countrymen What a humbug rascal?

    Vijith Pieterz Friday, 06 March 2015 10:53 AM

    The men whom you fed are with MS now and serving him. You are isolated by them as well as by the masses. Better do some cultivation and stay at home.

    Shiran Thursday, 05 March 2015 06:33 PM

    If it is a International Centre, the public will have access. I was denied access to this building on 4 jan 2015, when I visited KKS.There was no Presidential residence inside Jaffna Fort. The Dutch Governors residence was not used by a President.

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 06 March 2015 10:56 AM

    Are you still with Weerawansa who made you to go home.

    Bubble Banda Friday, 06 March 2015 10:58 AM

    You ate the dead ropes of your house boy - Wansa and now stationed at Carlton. Hooo.... Hooo... Aiyo Mahinda !!!

    chimpa Thursday, 05 March 2015 06:37 PM

    As a developing Country like us, we need to spend money as we can afford and according to the necessasity.

    willowsd Friday, 06 March 2015 06:01 PM

    who is telling the truth?

    haris Friday, 06 March 2015 06:02 AM

    There was allegation by the UNP some time back CBK bought a castle in the UK from her Srlankan/Emirates deal. What happened to that now?

    Jonny Friday, 06 March 2015 06:11 AM

    From the day he came to power he was saying lies.

    Nader Thursday, 05 March 2015 06:56 PM

    Swindler trying to fool all the people all the time!

    Arjuana Ranwana Friday, 06 March 2015 06:31 AM

    He forgot today is Poya Day and 4th concept one

    Cobra Friday, 06 March 2015 06:38 AM

    The people of Jaffna need housing desperately especially those displaced due to the war and chased away by the army, not International Relations Centers! If they really are like our former worthy says then why these locations?

    Jaya Thursday, 05 March 2015 02:42 PM

    Before he could allocate money to build International Convention Center in Jaffna, the main focus would have been building houses for the displaced Tamils during the war.

    Gobba Friday, 06 March 2015 11:33 AM

    What a colossal waste of public funds when there is so much more to do for development of basic infrastructure. The plunder that this entire family did will haunt all of them for the rest of their lives even if they do escape from legal justice.

    Nims Friday, 06 March 2015 07:00 AM

    Hahaaaa, there you are. No Presidential Residences all over the country - but only presidential Secretariats. Sri Lanka is richer that Developed countries to have so many Presidential Secretariats, 800 vehicles for the Presidents Security and what else??? Honerouble Ex -President, please refer to my feedback I left for your sons statement in regard to TV Station yesterday. I remind yo too - the more lies you say more lies you have say to maintain it. Dont forget "CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME". Children born to good parents always live a decent ethical life.

    Appuhami Thursday, 05 March 2015 02:55 PM

    A man caught going up a coconut tree said he was looking to cut some grass..

    Harshi Thursday, 05 March 2015 02:56 PM

    "A rose by any other name ...", You can call it by fancy names, but the reality is they are to house the Family and their cohorts in super luxury at our expense.

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 06 March 2015 07:26 AM

    He is conning, what else can he do, accept. Fact of the matter is he got his priorities wrong, entangled.

    Cuckoo Thursday, 05 March 2015 07:58 PM

    What about the one already nearly completed in Knochchi

    Sri lankan Thursday, 05 March 2015 08:11 PM

    Dear MR,You can fool some of the people most of the time and some of the people some of the timr but you cannot foll all the people all the time.Why do you not go into retirement just like the cunning old fox JR after the two innings and fade away forever.

    roger Thursday, 05 March 2015 08:13 PM

    Is he really the owner of Carlton House? I read sometime ago that he has taken it away from the original owning family.

    amda Friday, 06 March 2015 07:37 PM

    Will fined the places like this and name it the way you want.we are fool enough to digest.

    nimal Friday, 06 March 2015 07:52 AM

    People were never mentioned about these constructions.WHY?

    Avatar Saturday, 07 March 2015 06:51 AM

    All the fine comments above tells you how much the country loves you and Weerawansa.Ohoma yang!

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