Pandora Papers: Husband of Nirupama Rajapaksa denied reports about fleeing Sri Lanka

Thirukumar Nadesan, named in Pandora Papers, denied the reports about fleeing Sri Lanka, said that he and his wife (Nirupama Rajapaksa) were very much in Sri Lanka and had no intention of leaving.

“We have not run away to any other country, and we do not intend to do so. I have requested for an independent investigation into the allegations, so why should my wife and I leave? All these allegations are baseless,” Nadesan said, according to Daily Mirror.

Thirukumar Nadesan and Nirupama Rajapaksa, relatives of Sri Lankan War Criminals Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Mahinda Rajapaksa, have been named in the leaked Pandora papers released by the ICIJ (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) in collaboration with the leading media houses.

“Nadesan set up other shell companies and trusts in secrecy jurisdictions, and he used them to obtain lucrative consulting contracts from foreign companies doing business with the Sri Lankan government and to buy artwork,” the ICIJ report reads.

Thirukumar Nadesan further said he had been summoned to the Bribery Commission today and would appear to address the allegations levelled against him.

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) has summoned Thirukumar Nadesan to appear before the Commission today to record a statement about allegations revealed in the Pandora Papers.

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