Basil denies giving money to LTTE in 2005
March 12, 2016 05:19 pm
Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa today rejected allegations that any deal was struck with LTTE terrorist organization or its slain leader Prabhakaran during the Presidential Election in 2005 and that he had never carried out such a “traitorous” action.
In a clarification letter issued through his lawyer responding to a statement made by Minister Sarath Fonseka in Parliament recently, Rajapaksa says that it is a deliberate attempt to tarnish his image and terms the allegations as shameless, untrue and insulting.
Fonseka had claimed that he had been informed by Basil Rajapaksa that a sum of US$ 2 million received by a South Asian country was given to Prabhakaran to prevent the Tamil people in the North from voting at the 2015 Presidential poll.
The letter issued by Rajapaksa’s attorney states that further legal action would be instigated regarding the derogatory statement in the near future.