Will donate Aloysius money to charity: Sujeewa
State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe, who was accused of receiving monies from the W.M. Mendis Company affiliated to the Perpetual Treasuries Ltd. (PTL) said today that he would donate the three million rupees his campaign team had obtained to social welfare if Speaker Karu Jayasuriya or a Chief Prelate asked him to do so.
He said that he would resign as MP if any one could prove that he personally received funds from the PTL.
Addressing a press conference at his residence in Colombo MP Senasinghe said although what happened was irreversible he would do the right thing to ethically correct the fault.
“It was like having a heart attack. When I first heard of these cheques I was shocked for several minutes. Then I realised that had to face it. I did politics with Principals and I know that I have not conducted anything illegal. I will do politics until people support me and will leave when they stop,” he said.
MP Senasinghe stated that the incident was a small tsunami, which struck him in his political career and was not used to such allegations, therefore he felt like he was entering into actual politics.
He also said according to the dates of the cheques it was clear that the money was supposed to have been received for the 2015 General Election.
MP Senasinghe explained that it was his crew consisting of several friends who have voluntarily conducted the election campaign for him, received the funds.
He said in 2015, there was no information that the Mendis & Company Limited were attached to Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL).
“Not even my friends knew about the connection,” he said.
“If I knew this I would never let my campaign team receive the money as I’m not ready to put mud on me or my team by receiving Rs. 3 million for a campaign that costs Rs. 30 to 35 million,” he said.
He also said that he was labelled as Footnote Gang for revealing Bond Scam damage, however; he and MP Ajith Perera were the only MPS to raise their voice in Parliament to take legal action against the Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) while other Parliamentarians were just shouting holding the Central Bank Governor responsible.
MP Senasinghe added that he maintained a fund of Rs 10.1 million for women at present as a social work and therefore had no need for money from any controversial company.
(Source: Daily Mirror – By Thilanka Kanakarathna)
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First he dold made phone called to gather information for his book (saying Bond scam is a storm in a tea cup). Now it is clear his election campaign received funds from Alosious. Dear Minister Senasinghe do not wait till anyone aske you. Please resign first and hand over the money to War Hearo’ fund!
Then, according to information, nearly 120 MPs were under the pay roll of Alocious & Co. What a shame. These are the people who voted against RWs NCM.
This Fellow, a UNP rebel, outspoken against his own leader, claiming to represent the next generation of leaders, so disgusting behaviour.
An honest evaluation of this incident as follows:
The fellow’s friend A Aloysisus, openly funded his election campaign and in return, the fellow supported PTL and other related companies when the Bond Scam became public.
By the way, the last cheque to the fellow was delivered and cashed in April 2016 according to CID court report. This was long after elections were over.
This fellow thinks he can pull wool over the eyes of independent observers.
If the fellow is sincere, he should not only quit parliament but resign UNP membership and disappear from the political scene and join his openly corrupt brother operating in the UK. That’s where he belongs.
OH now you are guilty you trying to get away from it. You are a dishonest creep and you should be in jail.
Sujeewa Senasinghe, You spoke as a hero in COPE committee claiming that you had not taken any money or benefits from someone but survive with your family income. Now everything has revealed.
if you were honest, you could have yourself reveal this early.
therefore, no point in any action now. You have been now labelled as corrupt politician.
No charity will want to have that LKR3m of Aloysius dirty money, my dear.
Only thing you can do is to shove it up your backside and resign and get lost forever.
Thanakola nee gaha mudunee,
Eaki bimata bahinne,
Harakek nee ne ma langa,
kambayane allan unne,
Ohege nam ohe ganna,
Honda nee nove dos kiyanna
It is like a bank robber when found guilty of the robbery saying I will return the money I robbed, so that I am in the clear now.
This state minister is trying to fool the people of Sri Lanka, who I am sure will not be fooled. The blatant fact is that he accepted the money – this is the type of state minister that adorns the yahap government !! What a state Sri Lanka is in. The people of Sri Lanka will no doubt REMEMBER these state ministers at the next election !!!
Anthony Pillapitiya’s comments are appreciated.
This corrupt State Minister is offering dirty money from Aloysius Mudalali to charity. Shame, utterly disgusting.
It is a shame to see this ‘Important’ State Minister offering ‘dirty’ money to charity. The State Minister says that ‘crew consisting of several friends who have voluntarily conducted the election campaign for him, received the funds’.Does this mean the State Minister is refusing to take responsibility for actions of his team? Disgusting, I will never be a ‘friend’ of this idiot because he never stands by his friends and team.
The State Minister is ignoring the fact that the 3rd cheque for LKR 1m was received and cashed in April 2016 while he was a State Minister and not a candidate at the elections.
This State Minister should admit that he has indulged in corrupt activity, return the money to the Mudalali who is in Remand Prison, resign the Portfolio, resign the seat in Parliament and resign from the party.
The UNP should immediately cancel his party membership so that this utterly corrupt State Minister can go and sit in the opposition along with others who had looted the country and who are now masquerading as saviours of the masses.
caught red handed. any lying around now… shameless a**hole. … .
Sujeewa Senasinghe said that the three cheques had been received from Aloysius’s W. M. Mendis Company as contributions to his election campaign fund handled by his friend Amal.
But the first cheque for a million bucks had been cashed by his police bodyguard on August 24th 2015, a week after the 2015 general elections were held which was on the 17th of August 2015.
The second cheque for another Rs one million had been received by Sujeewa on the 12th of November 2015. That’s three months after the elections.
The third cheque for another one million rupees had been received on the 31st March 2016. That’s seven months after the event.
All cheques received courtesy of Aloysius and cashed after election day of 17th August 2015. Perhaps Sujeewa has a whole load of explaining to do which he claimed this Wednesday and stated again on Thursday, it was money to finance his election campaign from ‘a well wisher’, whose identify he did not know.
This State Minister is turning out to be a leading conman in Parliament. SHAME ON YOU SUJEEVA!
This LKR 3m is dirty money.
No charity should be insulted with dirty money.
War Hero’s fund should not be tainted with dirty money.
It is an insult to the war heroes to be funded with dirty money.
As Anthony says, the only place for this dirty money is the Hon State Minister’s ar**h***.
Only the corrupt Hon State Minister and the Hon MP (former Sports Minister) deserve this money.
why at all did you take it in the first place if you are going to give it to charity oh dear minister please,
No Doubt. May be that was why you accepted it in the first place. With the one and the only intension of giving it to the charity. Having people likle you to decide our future is the curse of the country !