Colombo, Oct 5 (NewsWire) – A personal letter written to former PM Ranil Wickramasinghe in 2016 by businessman Thirukumar Nadesan is among the documents leaked in the recent Pandora Papers expose. READ MORE
The letter is related to the Malwana mansion over which Thirukumar Nadesan was arrested and granted bail.
The letter is dated 16th October 2016, days before Thirukumar Nadesan was arrested. He was granted bail the same day.
“Just before his arrest, he wrote a personal letter found in the leaked files to the new Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, proclaiming his innocence. Nadesan said he wasn’t aware until he read news reports that Basil Rajapaksa had built a house on his property. Then he sold the land, he said, to avoid “harm to [his] name and reputation,” the ICJ, which led the global investigation, said.
“I request your good self to appreciate that I have not done anything improper or illegal and do justice by me,” Nadesan wrote in his letter to Wickramasinghe.
“My transactions are transparent and matters of records,” he had claimed.
Nadesan denied any wrongdoing and said that the case is based on a non-credible witness.
The charges “amount to a travesty of justice,” he said in the letter.