MR challenges govt. to reveal ‘secret bank accounts’ … frowns on US, Indian agencies
Posted on April 19th, 2015

Courtesy Island

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has challenged the government to substantiate its claim that he, his wife, Shiranthi or sons, Namal, Yoshitha or Rohitha maintained ‘illegal or secret offshore accounts in any foreign bank’

The following is the full text of statement issued by the former President: “Prominent members of the government have been spreading rumours about billions of Dollars stashed abroad in secret offshore accounts by me, my wife and sons. The allegation is refreshed from time to time through strategically placed media reports about American and Indian financial intelligence bodies joining in the search and special teams being sent to the Seychelles to look for the hidden money. Some weeks ago, the cabinet spokesman had told Reuters that a member of a ‘leading family’ had $1064 million in a secret account in Dubai.

Recently, a government VVIP had even told a group of parliamentarians about these supposed secret bank accounts in order to prejudice them against me. This unfounded allegation is being used as a convenient tool by my political opponents.

Those familiar with the world of high finance will know that in this era of heightened surveillance due to concerns over money laundering and terrorist funding, accounts with millions of Dollars cannot be operated without attracting the attention of international regulatory authorities.

If any such accounts existed, it is certainly not going to take this long to reveal their details. The public should note that these rumours are being spread by the same individuals who said that helicopters had been purchased for the use of my sons and that horses had been bought for them from ‘Buckingham palace in America’. I would like to categorically state for the information of the public that neither I, nor my wife nor my sons maintain any illegal or secret offshore accounts in any foreign bank.”

4 Responses to “MR challenges govt. to reveal ‘secret bank accounts’ … frowns on US, Indian agencies”

  1. ranjit Says:

    Don’t worry my dear President just relax because no one with a good set of mind will believe these traitors who were systematically spreading rumors to tarnish your Image. We will have our time pretty soon so just take your time off and enjoy the vacation.

    From 2005 to 2014 what you did to our country cannot be forgotten so easily for any person or persons because you did a great job by eliminating the most ruthless terrorist in the world that bloody monster Velupillai Prabakaran. That is enough for me and millions of our citizens who loves this nation. If you didnt kill that bastard our country would have been two countries by now,one is under Prabakaran and the other piece under a Sinhalese who ever was there at that time. Prabakaran himself told that everything will be forgotten by Sinhalese pretty soon and that was correct.
    We have people who don’t appreciate anything “Made in Sri Lanka” but will appreciate what ever Sudda make or bloody Indians make,that’s our Sinhalese nature. So Mr.President just relax and plan well your next move.Don’t give up politics because you are still young and healthy so just think of your voter who anxiously waiting for your comeback.

  2. Kumari Says:

    Mr President, Please take things easy at the moment. As very soon you will be brought back to lead the country by the true Sri Lankans who love their motherland. There are lot of people from all communities who want you back.

    I am sure now you know who the traitors and who made use of your position as the President. I wish you will be supported by an able, dedicated set of ministers when you come back to power soon.

    Therwan Saranai and Subha Aluth Avuruddak Weva.

  3. Fran Diaz Says:

    Our best wishes to our President, Mahinda Rajapakse !

    The more the new illegal govt harasses the former President and his Family, the more the People of Lanka turn to him and his Family. President Rajapakse stood for courage, vision and decency with common sense appraoch to problems – qualities sadly lacking in the present illegal govt.

    President Rajapakse, we await your return to guide the Nation. Thank you for all you have done for us.

  4. SA Kumar Says:

    President Rajapakse, we await your return to guide the Nation.
    also We-Tamil await our Thesiya Thalaivar VP to guide .

    all kaputh !!!

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