New York Times vs the Rajapaksas
Posted on July 7th, 2018

C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island


For a more than a week, one of the main topics of discussion in the country was the ‘revelations’ made by the New York Times about massive payouts amounting to USD 7.6 million being paid by China Harbour Co to President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s presidential election campaign in 2014/15. For a while it seemed as if the UNP had finally been blessed with the break they badly needed but things were seriously dampened when it was soon discovered that the New York Times revelation was not a revelation at all and that almost the entire story that about payoffs by China Harbour Co had appeared three years ago on 22 July 2015 as the headline story titled “CID bust massive money transaction during Presidential election” in the government owned Daily News. The bullet points below the headline said “Rs. 149 million transferred from Chinese company’s accounts” and “Money used for T-shirts and caps sporting MR badges”.

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One Response to “New York Times vs the Rajapaksas”

  1. Christie Says:

    NYT of Delhi v Rajapaksas.

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