Gotabaya vows legal actions against JVP
May 6, 2015 06:12 pm
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) on Wednesday filed a case against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa with the Bribery Commission. The JVP accused the former Defnece Secretary of misconduct or financial misappropriation of money amounting to about Rs. 130 million through a project incited to renovate three bus stands in the Ampara district.
In their complaint to the Bribery Commission, the JVP claimed the money has been deposited to a bank account owned by the former Defence Secretary. The complaint further stated that the transactions were done by Neel de Alwis, who was the former Secretary of the Ampara district, in this regard.
“The funds were allocated to renovate bus stands in Padiyathalawa, Dehiattakandiya and Maha-oya. However, bus stands in Padiyathalawa and Dehiattakandiya were not renovated as promised,” former Parliamentarian Wasantha Piyatissa told media.
Rajapaksa vows to take legal actions
When contacted by Ada Derana, Gotabaya Rajapaksa while denying allegations said “this seems like the latest episode in the campaign to destroy my reputation. Some elements are struggling to destroy my goodwill,”
Rajapaksa also vowed to take legal actions against those who came to the Bribery Commission to make the complaint what he described as a ‘false allegation’ against him.