He was responding to questions raised by journalists during a beach cleaning exercise at Pareviwella in Tangalle yesterday (01).
According to him, the FCID and the CID investigated for four years, summoning both local and foreign fund givers, even those who gave Dansel and erected pandals on Vesak and Poson poya days.
The government has come to understand that there was nothing to catch the Rajapaksas, and is now slinging mud, he charged.
What minister Rajitha Senaratne said itself makes it clear what the “New York Times’ source is.
Another minister said the CID gave the information from its investigation reports, but the journalist who wrote the article rejected it.
But, the minister insists on what he says, which makes it clear the government is fabricating things to sling mud at us, he said.
Both are lying
This is not the first time that newspaper published falsehoods. Rajitha Senaratne is saying ‘New York Times’ found what the CID or the FCID failed to find. Ranjan Ramanayake says those two gave the information. That makes it clear both are telling lies.
Since the day Senaratne became the cabinet spokesman, others are refuting what he says, Namal Rajapaksa said, adding the mud-slinging government would be wiped out at the next election and a populist government elected.
Meanwhile, speaking during a function in Kurunegala town on June 30, ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa said he would “cut his own throat if a single dollar was found.”
He said he was prepared to do even that although committing suicide was a sin. That is how falsehoods and mud-slinging should be answered, he said, referring to the ‘New York Times’ newspaper.