Written by Tharushan Fernando
13 Aug, 2016 | 8:50 pm
The Kandy District activists meeting of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party was held on Saturday. The meeting took place at the official residence of Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake and was attended by several SLFP veterans. However, the meeting was held behind closed doors.
Party representatives expressed their views following the meeting,
Vice Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva stated that the meeting was held in order to raise awareness amongst the SLFP supporters and organisers in the Kandy District on the 64th anniversary celebrations of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party
Minister S.B. Dissanayake elaborated on the statement he made previously on the arrest of Basil Rajapaksa over the purchasing of steel for local government bodies during the run up to the presidential elections.
SLFP Treasurer Minister S.B. Dissanayake stated that “there were many reasons to arrest Basil because there is a tail that you need to grab on and this tail will see the release of Basil.”
“Basil was not nabbed on whatever that was required”, charged the SLFP Treasurer and went on to point out that Basil Rajapaksa was building a mansion on a 15 acre land in Kaduwala but he says that it is not his. However he has paid for it all and he has also purchased five acres of prime lands in Matara, in the South but he denies that it is his, he said.
Minister Dissanayake further noted that Basil Rajapaksa denies that he owns the mansion and office in Gampaha and these are the serious matters.
“What I said was that arresting him for providing steel pipes for Pradeshiya Sabha Chairmen is not what he needs to be nabbed for”, charged Minister Dissanayake.
According to Minister S.B.Dissanayake , Basil Rajapaksa allegedly owns 15 acres in Kaduwala. A mansion on a five acre land in Matara and a mansion and office in Gampaha.
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