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Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Ajith P. Perera today asked Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to make a public declaration on his assets and financial records.

He inquired that if former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had not committed any frauds, he should make a public announcement on his bank details and properties.

“The people can provide a judgment on him and his assets after this declaration,” the deputy minister told a news conference held at the Ministry.

He stated that former President Rajapaksa was attempting to make temples as political institutes and trying to use them to accomplish his political gains.

“We humbly request the former president not to use religious places for his political gains. We request him not to take away the culture and religion from religious places,” he said.

Meanwhile, the deputy minister said they were optimistic to obtain Generalized System of Preferences (GSP+) by the end of this year and the ban on fish exports by the European Union (EU) would be lifted.

“Some members of the EU had explained that if Sri Lanka could follow relevant regulations, we could easily acquire GSP+. We also hope it will lift the ban on fish exports immediately,” he said. (Yoshitha Perera)
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  • Don Tuesday, 02 June 2015 05:30 AM

    Mr should and so should all other politicians including Chandrika,Ranil,current president sisrisens,SB,Champika,all JVP politicians,Malik samarawickrama,Rajitha,Arjuna etc.This will be a can of worms which will open up a lot of questions.Just because Champika,Rajitha

    jay Tuesday, 02 June 2015 11:42 PM

    He has no assets everything he has stolen from the poor tax payer!

    ranga Tuesday, 02 June 2015 05:50 AM

    Dear DM Perera...it was in the temple that the battle against the likes of you (ancient Ferreiras who later became Pereras) began...all you kalu suddas will know soon the true power of the Singhalese... via DM Android App

    yaha paluwa Tuesday, 02 June 2015 05:51 AM

    Can this be started from you and other current MP s in the ruling party. After all you people came to do yahapalanaya

    Sunny Tuesday, 02 June 2015 12:46 PM

    Ask the Election commissioner. MR should have given what you need to EC during the nomination

    Sirimal Tuesday, 02 June 2015 01:15 PM

    Well said !!! people who has brain , should understand this clearly.

    Bala Tuesday, 02 June 2015 07:43 AM

    Where is the Right to Info act you promised in 100 the programe. If that is there no need for MR to publish. The declaration at last presidential election given by MR to the EC is there for all to see if RTI in place. You are trying to fool us as the RTI will put your people also in difficulties and hence delaying it.

    Desmond Jeromme Tuesday, 02 June 2015 07:58 AM

    Yes Sir... its a must. Then only the entire nation will know how MR looted our country.

    Bubble Banda Tuesday, 02 June 2015 08:00 AM

    Yes half of SriLanka - MR robbed, but with the Mal Vattiya he will say... I am still honest

    mountain Tuesday, 02 June 2015 07:48 PM

    It MR SHOW YOU THE CORRECT AMOUNT YOU MAY GET HEART ATTACK. via DM Android App

    MR Monday, 01 June 2015 08:19 PM

    Well, everyone seems to know everything I have, stolen, where and when. So why ask me ?

    jolly bird Tuesday, 02 June 2015 03:12 PM

    TO DECLARE HIS ASSETS HOW MANY PAGES AND HOW MANY FILES WILL BE NEEDED CANNOT IMAGINE CAN ANYBODY TELL via DM Android App

    punchi banda Monday, 01 June 2015 08:34 PM

    Which law states that people should provide their bank details to a govt ? That's personal stuff that no one has the right to look into. if Mahinda is to do that, every minister and president, should do that too.

    jolly bird Monday, 01 June 2015 09:00 PM

    IF HE DECLARES HIS ASSETS EVERY SRI LANKAN WILL KNOW HOW AFLUENT MAARA IS via DM Android App

    Freddy Monday, 01 June 2015 09:02 PM

    First accuse Mahinda, than his brothers, than son and family members including his wife and possibly his servants and dogs. Nothing found. Now wanting admission. How far you people are pushing a former President is Shocking and you call this good governance. People are innocent till proven guilty this seems the opposite.

    Push Tuesday, 02 June 2015 03:15 PM

    This is a good move.

    Bandula Tuesday, 02 June 2015 03:16 PM

    Are you so scared of MR?

    sad Tuesday, 02 June 2015 03:37 PM

    this required by law isnt I think MaRa is waiting to transferhide all the assets before he declare them. via DM Android App

    TONY Monday, 01 June 2015 09:39 PM

    IT IS CRAZY FOR THE DEPUTY MINISTER TO ASK MR TO DECLARE HIS ASSETS. IS HE GOING TO FOLLOW IT UP WITH AN AUDIT

    SriLankan Tuesday, 02 June 2015 03:49 PM

    If all his Assets are in the names of Mr.A Mr B. .......up to Mr Z then the declaration of Mr MR will show 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 via DM Android App

    Bala Monday, 01 June 2015 09:47 PM

    Please bring the Right to Info Act soonest - then we can peruse his declaration to the EC at last Presidential election.Otherwise now he will add some which he did not declare and say it was a computer error like his wife for Siriiliya Fund.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 02 June 2015 03:53 PM

    If he really makes a clean breast of his actual assets, then he should leave the country for good: otherwise, the people will kick him out anyway.

    ravi Monday, 01 June 2015 10:22 PM

    all politicians and high level public servant should required make an annual asset declaration. Even the President of the USA has to do it.

    Don Monday, 01 June 2015 10:25 PM

    Before the Elections these guys said that they have all the information about the wealth of Mahinda Rajapakse. So without troubling MR why cannot these guys publish the details, which they said they already have?

    cyril n Monday, 01 June 2015 10:35 PM

    Will MR declare his assets to the public? If honest, yes.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 01 June 2015 10:42 PM

    Yes it is very fair that MR should declare his assets as most of his wealth is the looted from the General public using his powers. ... this is a must.

    Horri Jimonis Monday, 01 June 2015 10:43 PM

    He has to declare his wealth and its a reasonable request.

    Mailman Tuesday, 02 June 2015 09:23 AM

    MR will show an account under his name with a few thousand rupees and then make a sweet talk to gain political mileage. Is he going to show all his assets overseas under different names. via DM Android App

    Bubble Banda Monday, 01 June 2015 10:45 PM

    Using temples as Political stages by the Former losing President is very very UN-fair.

    sadees Wednesday, 03 June 2015 11:17 AM

    you have Guts Mr. Perera.

    adamsapple Monday, 01 June 2015 11:12 PM

    Who da hell are you to ask MR to declare assets.... who you think you are....

    ranga Monday, 01 June 2015 11:20 PM

    I seriously didnt know of this joker until he was DFM...did you via DM Android App

    John Monday, 01 June 2015 11:18 PM

    What about Kotte Naga Vihare and who was involved there?

    namal Tuesday, 02 June 2015 12:13 AM

    so true via DM Android App

    punchinilame Tuesday, 02 June 2015 12:27 AM

    The so-called Declaration of Assets as given to the EC on his 3rd attempt at the Presidency, if disclosed at this stage will be more interesting. Can the EC say it is a secret? Or should we await the RTI Bill to find out this?

    Lima Tuesday, 02 June 2015 12:46 AM

    DO NOT ALLOW MR TO USE TEMPLES AS HIS POLITICAL GAINS, DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THESE MONKS DO NOT HAVE COMMON SENSE TO ALLOW ROBBERS TO DO POLITICS IN TEMPLES , THESE ARE PLACES OF WORSHIP FOR ALL NOT FOR ROBBERS TO DO POLITICS ,

    Push Tuesday, 02 June 2015 01:44 AM

    Not only MR, in order to get to the bottom of things assets of all members of that family including the MR brothers should be investigated.

    Nims Tuesday, 02 June 2015 02:13 AM

    Why do you want to challenge. If he doesnt it is your responsibility to find out. Because you came in to power promising the country to investigate, expose and punish all those who were involved in corruptions.

    Mary Tuesday, 02 June 2015 03:42 AM

    Very good idea,. this should apply to all politicians. First, start with yourself

    Chandra Tuesday, 02 June 2015 04:25 AM

    Why do you expect to declare MRs assets. You can find it. I have read some western countries are sssisting your government to find wealth pumped to other countries. via DM Android App

    simon Tuesday, 02 June 2015 04:20 AM

    Each present politician takes their aim and say the same in the different tune. What a wast of time when they could use the valuable time to develop the country !

    peiris Tuesday, 02 June 2015 04:27 AM

    Then everybody in sri lanka should do the same?

    prasad Tuesday, 02 June 2015 12:06 PM

    All tax paying individuals from the day they start earning to retirement must declare assets that includes all present and past politicians. Can you show the way.That is Yahapalanaya.


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