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Those in power from 1990 to 1998 should respond, says Namal

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Referring to the Pandora Papers where Two Sri Lankans were listed over their alleged transactions, Minister Namal Rajapaksa said the relevant transactions had happened in the period from 1990 to 1998 and thus those in power during that period should express their stance.

He told reporters today that there are two different viewpoints about the Pandora Papers; some say it is baseless whereas some say it is credible.

“However, when I visited the website, I came to know that the relevant transactions had been done in the period from 1990 to 1998 during when Former Presidents Chandrika Kumaratunga and R. Premadasa ruled the country,” he pointed out.

The Minister said many were pointing finger at Mahinda Rajapaksa and his regime which came to power in 2005 although the report has not stated any transactions done after 2005 but from 1990 to 1998.

“Then, who should be held responsible?,” he asked.

“Nirupama Rajapaksa is my aunt; however, despite being the relationship, the relevant transactions had been done between the said period and it's nothing to do with Mahinda Rajapaksa regime,” he added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • Lalith Wednesday, 06 October 2021 11:17 PM

    Well the issue relates to his aunt an uncle. They need to explain how they amassed the wealth, and not the government of the day. Whether they are linked to any other persons of interest, that is left to be unravelled. Understanding how many transactions, including consultancies, occured after 1998, and their values, may put things in perspective. There may be nothing to it all or there may even be more to the story. In the meantime, please let not to spin the story at hand to mislead others.

    Sam Silva Wednesday, 06 October 2021 11:19 PM

    This is not about a regime but how our politicians and influentials are upto regardless which side you are. Just like the bond scam.

    Palitha Vitharana Thursday, 07 October 2021 12:08 AM

    "Namal" is clearly trying to divert attention from the real issue - the fact of the matter is that his Aunt Nirupama Rajapaksa and her husband looted money from Sri Lanka just like rest of his family. They are all crooks.

    N SENA Thursday, 07 October 2021 12:25 AM

    TRYING TO FIND TECHNICAL FAULTS? THEY PLEAD INNOCENT WHICH MEANS THAT OTHER RELATIVES HAVE PUT THEIR MONIES IN THEIR NAMES. WHO ARE THESE RELATIVES?

    A Ratnayake Thursday, 07 October 2021 12:32 AM

    If it was like that in 1990s, just imagine about 2005-15!

    What to say Thursday, 07 October 2021 12:41 AM

    Your father is an angel and CKB and RP are fraudulent according to your findings. No sound Sri Lankan will believe in such explanation ..

    Farieze Thursday, 07 October 2021 01:00 AM

    Come on report mention yr aunt

    maddumaraala Thursday, 07 October 2021 01:23 AM

    Nirupama is his cousin not his aunt. LOL

    Uncle Sam Thursday, 07 October 2021 04:22 PM

    FIRST COUSIN

    Rama Nanayakkara Thursday, 07 October 2021 01:46 AM

    This Pandora Baby has done the investigation already

    Ram Thursday, 07 October 2021 01:46 AM

    Before uttering a word on this Namal Rajapaksa must disclose to the public, his wealth in Sri Lanka and overseas and explain how he found the money to collect the wealth.

    Ram Thursday, 07 October 2021 01:49 AM

    It is not the period that matters, how they earned the money for the investments to be made. Namal has to mature a lot if he has any idea of leading the country

    Lion Thursday, 07 October 2021 05:09 AM

    You can gage the intelligence of this man by his statement.God save Srilanka from these idiots.

    Sunil Thursday, 07 October 2021 05:18 AM

    Of course this refers to an earlier period. If the present day frauds are investigated, as these investigative journalists would surely do one day, the activities of these two persons will seem mere child's play.

    Mokan Thursday, 07 October 2021 06:06 AM

    What about the money we don’t know

    Bim mal pipidewa , Rata tama kela wewa Thursday, 07 October 2021 06:12 AM

    You can fool some people ALL the time and ALL the people some times , BUT NOT ALL THE PEOPLE AT ALL TIMES ! .

    Demuni Uduwara Thursday, 07 October 2021 06:12 AM

    Namal Rajapaksa think we were born yesterday! You too was an offender of money- laundering and arrested on July 11, 2016. Rest is left to you to tell the episode.

    Ravi Senanakake Thursday, 07 October 2021 06:46 AM

    This guy is really stupid. What degree you need to figure out that the one committing the transaction is primarily responsible. Or may be he thinks the public is stupid!

    Pandora's Box Thursday, 07 October 2021 06:48 AM

    Why is he getting his pecker up unless he knows his family is involved?

    Ranjith Thursday, 07 October 2021 06:53 AM

    Rajapakses are bunch of pandora more to be disclose you cannot escape the karma and next birth after your death

    Bernard Thursday, 07 October 2021 06:53 AM

    He has already admitted that the relevant transaction had taken place involving his aunt and uncle irrespective of the government in power at that time and these were secret dealings executed under the cover of the war.

    Eranga Fdo Thursday, 07 October 2021 07:05 AM

    A person by the name of MR was the Prime Minister then. Can you remember that Mr. bright lawyer.?

    S B Lokuge Thursday, 07 October 2021 07:12 AM

    The minister for everything has spoken. Rajapaksas are not saints. That is a well known fact. Namal Baby is quick to defend his clan, but not regarding BOND SCAM and Easter Sunday massacre because friends of family are involved.

    Dee Thursday, 07 October 2021 07:15 AM

    Diversion tactics won't work anymore!

    DW Thursday, 07 October 2021 07:18 AM

    I think it was the very same people who did those transactions in the period from 1990 to 1998 bought Namal the luxury Lamborghini.

    Kumar Thursday, 07 October 2021 07:33 AM

    Like in the case of the bank account of a TV network or a grand mother who could buy a pricy property with no income. Nice try.

    Chris Thursday, 07 October 2021 07:43 AM

    This fool is trying to be a lawyer. It is mentioned they are relatives of the Rajapakse family. Ofcourse they all lived in the period 1990 to 1998. He is accepting that a regime can back fraud and cover ups.

    sam Thursday, 07 October 2021 08:19 AM

    It is better if Namal keep quiet because a lot more will come out soon.Be prepared to answer how you earned your wealth. Period of earning does not matter.

    S de silva Thursday, 07 October 2021 08:22 AM

    Honourable Minister Namal Rajapaksa-Now you are a powerful minister of the present government, if anybody has done any wrongdoing it is responsibility of the present government to investigate

    Gullible Thursday, 07 October 2021 08:37 AM

    Think before you talk.Please reveal the source where you obtained the details and I will believe you.Keep your comments for the gullibles.

    Kalusena Thursday, 07 October 2021 08:40 AM

    All the not guilty people are very excited and making statements and going to investigate this time as they know everything. When the Airbus bribery case case came out they were all silent.

    Andrew Silva Thursday, 07 October 2021 08:48 AM

    What a kindergarten statement is that. Namal Baby is like the kindergarten cop.

    Christ Thursday, 07 October 2021 08:50 AM

    Namal is becoming just another politician, need of the hour is honest leaders. I'm disappointed in you

    janp Thursday, 07 October 2021 08:59 AM

    Who Robbed TSUNAMI MILLIONS,WHO USED MILLIONS OF STATE MONEY TO PARENTS MEMORIAL MONUMENT,WHO OWNS GLOBALLY FAMOUS"MALWANAMANSION",How CABRAL GAVE MILLIONS OF CIA AGENT " SUBERI" GREEK BONDS" FULL OF SINS,

    joshua Thursday, 07 October 2021 09:01 AM

    why do these politicians talk absolute nonsense? What has the period in which it occurred matter? Can you say that this Govt has no mandate to investigate the bond scam, Easter attack since all these happened in the past? Please go and tell these kind of crap to your family members.

    Sam Thursday, 07 October 2021 09:04 AM

    So in 2030 you and the rest of the now Gov will be in the Pandora papars. Is that what you are saying?

    Premalal Perera Thursday, 07 October 2021 09:15 AM

    So now its not the perpetrators but those in power at the time. Some logic.

    Godayata Magic Thursday, 07 October 2021 09:25 AM

    Yeah! Your grandpa is responsible for all these Rajapakshe atrocities.

    Samantha Thursday, 07 October 2021 09:36 AM

    After the crook is caught saying the police who were there previously should be blamed. I thought this guy is a fake lawyer, sorry my bad.

    Buddhi Palanam Thursday, 07 October 2021 09:36 AM

    Very Clever Answer! Even Buddha time and Jesus time there were thieves, rapists, muderors etc. Then who are responsible for these activities? Person doing the wrong acts or the King?

    rew Thursday, 07 October 2021 09:46 AM

    Beginning of the end`

    Ranjith Thursday, 07 October 2021 09:46 AM

    Toththa baba Namal how do you do this type of transactions you are the best person to ask

    Bernard Thursday, 07 October 2021 09:59 AM

    Imagine a murderer is still at large on the failure of the law-enforcing authorities to locate and prosecute him during 1990-1998 period now with evidence to prove him guilty or to probe the incident, who is responsible to take the law forward, the former Presidents or the present rulers?

    VJ Thursday, 07 October 2021 10:05 AM

    Looking at the comments, I think Namal just opened the Pandora’s box again.

    Renu Thursday, 07 October 2021 10:41 AM

    Part of 10% and Malwatte.People are aeare

    Anne Karunaratne Thursday, 07 October 2021 10:55 AM

    Aiyo leave the rajapakses alone, after all, they are soooo innocent in every aspect and it is their hard earned money that they spend in the development of the country

    Terrence Thursday, 07 October 2021 11:00 AM

    No milk to feed you in a Bottle as it is out of stock as always you put Baby Talk not able to count from 1 to 10

    Anne Karunaratne Thursday, 07 October 2021 11:06 AM

    A fool is considered intelligent as long as he keeps his mouth shut!

    Baby Thursday, 07 October 2021 11:18 AM

    Namal baby if you mean this amount of money was earned during 1990 to 1998 then we will have to wait until the next report of Pandora covering the period after 2005. People are not prepared to listen to what you politicians utter. Surely you all must be aware how one of your close family member accumulated so much of wealth .Remember you all will not be able to fool the people all the time. Bad luck baby.

    GERIATRIC Thursday, 07 October 2021 11:57 AM

    NO investigations if they pay 1% and request anonymity under the recently passed TAX AMNESTY LAW.

    Janaka from Matara Thursday, 07 October 2021 12:59 PM

    This man is so shaken, he cannot think straight.

    Jaliya Paramakumara Thursday, 07 October 2021 04:06 PM

    You are BEST of THE BEST for the next PREZ of this sinking island! Keep doing and keep talking!! We'll follow you!!

    Central Bank of Sri Lanka - Cabral Thursday, 07 October 2021 04:54 PM

    Don’t get excited. Cool down Namal. Your fathers and your money will be safe.


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