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President rejects Sydney Morning Herald report

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday rejected a news report which appeared in the Australian based website ‘Sydney Morning Herald’ which referred to an incident involving one of his staff members during his tenure as Agriculture and Agrarian Services Minister in 2009.

The President’s Media Unit in a statement said the President had no involvement or connection with the incident and that he had instructed the Attorney General to take further action in this regard.

President Sirisena reiterated that in his political career he had never been involved in or supported any corrupt activity, the statement added.

It also noted that the President’s special attention was drawn to the matter.
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