Harin Fernando to sue Ali Sabry for Rs. 500 million | Daily News


For alleging he and his father had prior info on Easter attacks

Harin Fernando to sue Ali Sabry for Rs. 500 million

Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure facilities, Foreign Employment and Sports Minister Harin Fernando yesterday said that he will sue President’s Counsel Ali Sabry for Rs. 500 million for Sabry’s misleading statement implying that he (Fernando) and his father had advance knowledge of the Easter Sunday attacks.

Minister Fernando made this announcement to news media at the New Democratic Front (NDF) election coordination office at Vauxhall Street, Colombo, yesterday.

“I have explained the real situation about the Easter Sunday terror attacks and now it is clearly seen that the Rajapaksas’ had nurtured Zaharan during their regime,” Fernando alleged.

“The week after the attack, Gotabaya Rajapaksa started his Presidential campaign stating that the country was in danger. All this were a result of their long term plans. We do not stoop low as the Rajapaksas do. We will work for Sajith Premadasa’s victory,” he said.

“SLPP Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s dual citizenship issue has again raised its head as Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s name was not included in the US Federal Register of individuals renouncing their US citizenship for the third quarter of 2019,” he said.

“If Ali Sabry confidently says they have documents then these can be released to the media regarding this issue. If there is nothing wrong here, then the SLPP has no need to flare up. Their outbursts in reaction to my questions on social media indicates that there is something going on beneath. The American embassy must look into this issue,” Fernando said.

“Moreover, NDF Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa has never spoken about the citizenship issue of Gotabaya Rajapaksa,” he added.

“Despite all odds we are happy that Gotabaya Rajapaksa is in the battle instead of Chamal Rajapaksa who is a real Sri Lankan. We expected Viyathmaga professionals to get on Gotbaya’s stage.Yet it is jokers like Bandu Samarasinghe and Anusha Damayanthi who are leading Gotabaya’s campaign. Educated and well–informed citizens must re-think on these matters,” he added.

Minister Fernando said that people vote for Sajith Premadasa not by looking through tinted glasses but by considering his manifesto and Sajith’s vision as the vision for the country.

“Our candidate Sajith Premadasa is an exemplary leader who prefers to live a simple life by rejecting luxuries.The authority given by the public will not be used in an autocratic manner under our rule,” he added.

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