Many voters saw the Rajapaksa family as corrupt (85 percent) and the president himself as corrupt (80 percent)
”There was a time (under President Mahinda) when any large house or hotel being built in Colombo or anywhere else in the country was supposed to belong to the members of my (Rajapaksha) family” says Namal Rajapaksa
Responding to allegations levelled against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family of possessing a wealth of US$ 18 billion, Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa vowed to quit politics if charges were proven.
MP Rajapaksa took to social media last morning to respond to Foreign Minister Mangala Samarawera and tweeted “If Min. Mangala Samaraweera can prove that Prez. Rajapaksa, my Mother, brothers, or I amassed a fortune of US$ 18 billion, I will quit politics.”
Earlier, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa rejecting the claim that he had deposited US$18 billion in offshore accounts said; “I like to inform the public once again that I, my wife, my sons or my brothers have no secret offshore accounts or illegal overseas investments in front companies,”.
He said Foreign Minister Samaraweera who made the statement had covered himself by saying he did not know whether this information was right or wrong.
The minister alleged that foreign intelligence agencies had informed the government that former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family members had deposited US$18 billion in secret offshore accounts.
“There was a time when any large house or hotel being built in Colombo or anywhere else in the country was supposed to belong to the members of my family. Such propaganda cannot be carried out now, so our political opponents have resorted to talking about money stashed overseas,” he said.