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MR’s family has no links with alleged fraudster Thilini Priyamali - Former President’s Office

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's office today denied reports circulating on social media, linking the former president and his family members to the owner of Thico Group Private Ltd Thilini Priyamali who has been remanded over allegedly misappropriating large sums of money while operating a luxurious office at World Trade Center in Colombo.

Rajapaksa's office in a statement said that the reports and pictures circulating on social media were false and baseless.
"A picture that has been circulated showing Mrs. Shiranthi Rajapaksa attending a function which was also attended by Thilini Priyamali was taken in March last year when Mrs. Rajapaksa had attended the launch of a movie production and musical show," the statement said.
The event which was also attended by senior politicians and artistes was held under the patronage of the Sri Lanka Film Corporation and an invitation had been extended to Mrs. Rajapaksa by the Film Corporation Chairman, the statement added.
"The Former President's office catergorically denies of any links between Mrs. Rajapaksa or any of the Former President's family members with Thilini Priyamali and condemns the actions of some individuals who are circulating the concerning picture, with ulterior motives," the statement said.
Thilini Priyamali was yesterday ordered to be remanded till October 19 after being produced before Colombo Fort Magistrate’s court over allegedly misappropriating Rs.226 million, USD 60,000, and Australian $100,000 while operating a luxurious office.
The CID alleged that the suspect had befriended several businessmen running their business operations adjacent to her office and had obtained money from businessmen by promising high returns.

  Comments - 16

  • Premalal Perera Friday, 07 October 2022 07:28 PM

    Former President has an office? For what? At least when he was in power we could argue that that he used his office to make deals for his commissions.

    Women Are Not Saints Friday, 07 October 2022 07:36 PM

    All women use their “sexuality” to get what they want, yet everyone falsely believes that women are powerless in a man dominated world.

    Harak Kata Friday, 07 October 2022 07:57 PM

    This is the first time we hear of such a woman's name and Oh Heavens she is such a notorious character.! Whose wife is she?

    Lala Friday, 07 October 2022 08:59 PM

    Our politicians are innocent. Don’t blame them. They don’t know what are the meaning of commission and bribe.

    Nihal S Friday, 07 October 2022 09:41 PM

    Do not trust what this office is saying, They deny every thing knowing that there is no legal system to prove. There can't be high profile corruption in this country without Rajapakse involved.

    Ranjan Friday, 07 October 2022 09:58 PM

    Prove it then. I have evidence to say otherwise

    Jagath Leanage Friday, 07 October 2022 10:09 PM

    I am 100 percent sure that former president's wife is innocent and pure .

    Timothy Saturday, 08 October 2022 07:09 AM

    Ths company is jsut 6 years old and into construction, films, gems etc etc,.... You mean tos ay no connection with Rajapakses, you must be joing.

    God knows the culprits Saturday, 08 October 2022 01:51 PM

    The entire world knows MR FAMILY is the only clean family in the world. Hence we know that they have no links with Thilini also they have no links with Nirupa too.

    Helping the Rajapaksas Sunday, 09 October 2022 07:19 AM

    Wonder how much was syphoned off to the Rajapaksa pockets!!!

    Citizen k Sunday, 09 October 2022 10:47 AM

    I salute to you Thilini for cheating the biggest cheaters and fraudsters in the country.It is a shame you could not get away.What goes around comes around.Its the story of woodpecker and the banana tree.

    Bernard Jayatilake Sunday, 09 October 2022 11:29 AM

    Despite involvement of powerful politicians in the racket, a deep probe cannot be expected due to current merger of two political parties who depend on each other to consolidate their grip on the power which would eventually exenorate themselves.

    Gayan Sunday, 09 October 2022 11:39 AM

    In the first place, do former president's have offices?? For what? Anyway, for sure the rajapakses are involved in any fraudulent activities of this nature. There's no doubt about that. Whether it will come to light is a different matter.

    Gulam Rasik Monday, 10 October 2022 03:13 AM

    If Naki myna’s family doesn’t have any connections to this fraudster, it’s like monkeys saying that they never climbed trees. When there is a misappropriation of funds case, always a Rajapaksa involved in it. Good what happened to these investors.

    UMAS Saturday, 15 October 2022 05:03 AM

    Former presidents have offices because sri-lankan idiots are paying for it JAYAWEWA SRI-LANKA

    SAm sen Sunday, 16 October 2022 05:53 PM

    Every one knows it is Rajapakses need for proof!!!

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