Colombo Telegraph

Bond Scam: Rosy Uses PM Privileges, Does A Ravi K

Former MP and Ex- COPE member Rosy Senanayake following the style of Ravi Karunanayake, who is also now directly a part of the Prime Ministers retinue denied “having knowledge” of anything to do with her name surfacing during the Bond Commission revelations.

In a letter addressed to the media, under the letterhead of the Prime Ministers office Senanayake said she denies all inferences drawn against her.

The conversation which involved her son, Kanishka Senanayake was in reference to him in his personal capacity.

Senanayake instead of setting out the facts straight before the public on a matter that was personal in nature, used the Prime MInister’s office to lambast the media and its conduct.

She failed to point out as to if Arjun Aloysius and her son knew each other. Commenting on the nexus between the two, Commissioner Justice Jayawardena said that they had a common meeting point which was the “infamous international school in Colombo”.

Senanayake’s son was a student of Colombo International School, the same school at which Arjun Aloysius, Anika Wijesuriya and Ravi Karunanayakes daughters studied.

She failed to say how ethical it was for her to sit on a committee investigating her son’s friend, who had made a startling 40 billion rupee profit in the years after the new Government took over.

Earlier, Ravi Karunanayake despite living in the house paid by Arjun Aloysius for over 9 months and thereafter purchasing the house from Anika Wijesuriya, denied having any knowledge of the conflict of interest or allegations of bribery.

He also attacked the media of tarnishing him.

Senanayake followed the same line of defence, targeting the media, in what was only a reported conversation, during which her name surfaced.

Senanayake earlier refused to sign the Interim Report by the COPE committee headed by DEW Gunasekara appointed to investigate into the Bonds issued.

We publish below the statement in full:

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