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Former Parliamentary Affairs Minister Gayantha Karunatilaka said he submitted a Cabinet paper seeking approval for a residence to be assigned to Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan on the recommendations of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

He told Daily Mirror that he had to submit the Cabinet memorandum in this regard as the subject minister.

“The former premier and Speaker recommended a house to be given to Mr. Sampanthan as the then opposition leader and senior-most MP. Actually, it was given as a special privilege for Mr. Sampanthan to be used,” he said.

The residence is located at Mahagamasekara Mawatha in Colombo 7. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Dr. Ananda Seneviratne Tuesday, 31 December 2019 09:03 AM

    With all due respect to Mr. Sampanthan, how the hell Ranil and Karu make a decision without the proper approval and a proper mechanism to give a house to someone? He is not longer the Opposition Leader so did he give this residence back to the government?

    Anmanpan Tuesday, 31 December 2019 09:10 AM

    Misuse of public property and passing the buck?

    Max Tuesday, 31 December 2019 09:32 AM

    haha what a joke

    Sando Tuesday, 31 December 2019 10:52 AM

    What nonsense is this.....Public Money. People who insight Racial Hatred and Separatist Sentiments.

    mohandev Tuesday, 31 December 2019 11:59 AM

    Who is the speaker to recommend houses to each

    Milinda Tuesday, 31 December 2019 12:03 PM

    Well said Gayantha This is how Ranil

    Samson Tuesday, 31 December 2019 01:48 PM

    You have made many blunders including the allocation of a Presidential palace to an ex president. He should have been allocated accommodation similar to ex Pres Chandrica.

    Nihal Tuesday, 31 December 2019 02:45 PM

    Will do anything incorrect or not to keep my position, this was the attitude of UNP ministers.


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