I never said Mahinda siphoned off money - Rajitha
June 22, 2016 03:37 pm
I never said that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa siphoned off money, Minister Rajitha Senaratne says.
The observation was made at a press conference held in Colombo this afternoon (22).
“I asserted that Rajapaksas were behind this, and as well as it was those who were around him involved in this,” he added.
Former President Rajapaksa earlier said that he will cut his throat if the authorities find evidence to prove this.
“They say I have stolen $18 billion, but if they find evidence of even $1, I will cut my throat,” he said in an interview with Jeff Kingston for the Japan Times.