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Monday, March 29, 2010

How UNP is fighting corruption

UNP admits millions of rupees in donations un-audited

By Nirmala Kannangara

The main opposition UNP has admitted that hundreds of millions of rupees worth of donations received by the party have never been recorded or audited.

Speaking to the Sunday Leader UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake revealed that the money the party receives during election campaigns is not audited, and admitted that the party does not even keep records of the funds its receives during election campaigns.

He insisted however that the money the party received for ordinary(non election) party work was audited.

“The UNP has received funds from its well-wishers on previous occasions but we never keep records of what we get during elections but obviously we keep records on all the other monies that are received for party work,” Attanayake said.

“Our transactions are transparent and there is nothing dubious in terms of the UNP’s transactions. However we are not accountable for the money said to have been received for the presidential campaign as neither the UNP nor its affiliated parties handled the finances. That was done by the NDF fund raising committee.”

According to Attanayake the funds that were received by the New Democratic Front (NDF) for its presidential election campaign were handled by the NDF fund raising committee headed by Mahinda Haradasa, a close associate of the defeated candidate Gen. Sarath Fonseka.

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