UNP backbench MPs on the hunt for Rs 100 Million

UNP backbench MPs on the hunt for Rs 100 Million

Written by Staff Writer

21 Jul, 2018 | 2:48 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) – A group of United National Party backbench MPs lodged a complaint with the Bribery commission today (July 20). The complaint was filed along with a set of documents on the expenses of the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa during the run-up to the previous election.

Speaking to the media, UNP MP Mujibur Rahman referred to a newspaper article published in 2015, which said that documents were found at temple trees showing expenses of the election campaign. Rahman pointed out that the article showed campaign expenses at over Rs 100 Million.

“Recently certain documents showed expenses of over 100 million rupees through the New York Times report. We came to hand over those documents to the Bribery Commission,” he added.

Speaking on the same matter, UNP MP Thushara Indunil stated that there was an attempt to find out what happened to the Rs 100 Million yesterday (July 19) “But Mahinda Rajapaksa did not join the debate nor did Namal Rajapaksa. Chamal Rajapaksa also did not come. None of the Rajapaksa’s came forward to prove their innocence. They are not making a statement on this.”

Thushara Indunil also stated that he (Mahinda Rajapaksa) evaded the opportunity to make a statement to the most respected institution of this country yesterday.

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