The SLFP on Thursday denied that it gave the LTTE Rs 70 million to prevent people in the North and East from voting at the November 2005 Presidential Election.
Cabinet spokesman and Media Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa asked at yesterday`s Cabinet press briefing about UNP allegations that in terms of the `Mahinda ?Prabhakaran Election Pact`,the LTTE was paid Rs 70 million said`We never gave the LTTE any money.`
Concrete evidence should be provided,he said.`The UNP is making wild allegations since it is in dire straits.`
The allegation that a team on behalf of then Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse negotiated with the LTTE and paid them Rs 70 million to prevent northern and eastern voters from casting their ballots at the November 2005 Presidential Election, was first made by former Port Development Minister Srripathy Sooriarachchi.
Questioned about the freezing of bank accounts of the `Sunday Standard` and `Maubima` newspapers,Yapa said that no one was above the law.
`Every one is subject to the rule of law.It is applicable to all including me.`
Investigations,he said are on and his request was that it be completed as soon as possible.