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The responsibility of the outstanding bills to the ITN should be taken by the committee that represented the Media and Propaganda Affairs of the party, former UPFA General Secretary Minister Susil Premajayantha said.

He also said he had no responsibility over the non-payment of bills after made a statement to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) this morning.

“According to the Presidential elections law, I had only to look after the legal matters of the election propaganda,” he said.

The responsibility of the outstanding bills to the ITN should be taken by the committee that represents the Media and Propaganda Affairs, the Minister said.
“At the time of the Presidential Election period the UPFA had less than 10,000 Rupees on its account. How can we pay Rs. 104 million from that account balance? The responsibility had to be taken by the committee,” he said.

“I do not know anything about the advertising firms, which had worked on the election propaganda, or how they raised money for the election, and don’t know to whom they paid to,” he said.

“I have been holding UPFA General Secretary post for eleven years but I have not done any work in the election committees and that is not relevant to me,” the Minister said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

  Comments - 15

  • sobers Wednesday, 30 September 2015 05:00 PM

    This shows how the previous regime had plundered the wealth and misused. Everyone involved should be punished. It is Now or never!

    BV Wednesday, 30 September 2015 05:14 PM


    Saradiel Wednesday, 30 September 2015 05:15 PM

    Party General Secretary for eleven years issuing a statement as he is a new born. What a joker

    Sri Wickrama Wednesday, 30 September 2015 05:19 PM

    Let 5.8 million voters settle the ITN bill.

    Mason Wednesday, 30 September 2015 06:19 PM

    He says the account balance was less than Rs.10000/-, which means he is aware of the finances, and therefore carried certain responsibilities about incurring and controlling expenses. He cannot pass the buck saying he is unaware. They collectively worked to elect MR and the collective responsibility must be accepted.

    Silva Wednesday, 30 September 2015 06:28 PM

    Excellent idea, 5.8million to pay 104 million, this is only Rs 20 each head, come on all UPFA go ahead and do it,wow ,

    S.Sriranjan Wednesday, 30 September 2015 06:51 PM

    What a Magic Show! Rs104million Advertisment by a Major Political Party with less than Rs10,000 fund! Every members in the Key position of the Party were Puppets of the Ex-President!

    regi Wednesday, 30 September 2015 07:34 PM

    Why Weerawansa and Gammanpila are silent on this issue? Can see how the UPFA has been carrying on their tasks. It seemed to be a one man show. The other parties were merely giving statements to please Mahinda. IT HAS BECOME A LAUGHING MATTER.

    mithra Wednesday, 30 September 2015 10:11 PM

    Ask Gammanpila how to compensate this money.

    ajith Wednesday, 30 September 2015 10:33 PM

    Had MR won the election ITN would have written this off as a bad debt. Why make a big issue out of it when MR has lost the battle.

    TONY Wednesday, 30 September 2015 11:15 PM


    upul Wednesday, 30 September 2015 04:54 PM

    Kekille verdicts new version now showing.

    SARANAPALA Wednesday, 30 September 2015 04:58 PM

    I am a BABY.

    Bippity Boppity Boo Wednesday, 30 September 2015 05:00 PM

    Now we can see the responsibility in line in the UPFA. There is no one responsible. The traditional passing of the buck. We may need the UNHRC help to get this bill paid!

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 30 September 2015 05:00 PM

    Even though he was general secretary of the UPFA for 11 years, he did not know anything that happened at committee meetings.

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