Referring to news reports in the media on Sunday and Monday on irregular cheques issued by President Kumaratunga from the President`s Fund, the office of former President Kumaratunga said:
?President Kumaratunga categorically denies these allegations, and wishes to state that during her Presidency all grants from the President`s Fund were released strictly in accordance with Government regulations and were subjected to scrutiny by the Auditor General. This office wished to add that President Kumaratunga is shocked at the clearly intended inference that she had `helped herself` to State Funds.
?President Kumaratunga`s office is in the throes of moving to its new premises. A detailed statement with regard to this matter will be issued soon.?