Prez answers to allegations against Govt spending Rs.4M on Mahinda Rajapaksa


President Ranil Wickremesinghe says the government has not spent even Rs. 4 let alone Rs.400 million on former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

He was responding to a question raised by SJP MP Rohana Bandara in Parliament today (31).

Bandara alleged that although it took time to provide the farm loan, the Cabinet had approved funds for the renovation of Rajapaksa’s house quite promptly.

In response, the President said that although millions have not been spent on the former President, it is the duty of the government to ensure the welfare of former President’s widows.

By Tharaka Samman