Cabraal denies social media posts

Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister and Former Central Bank Governor, Ajith Nivaard Cabraal today denied social media reports that ‘his son and daughter who had arrived recently in Sri Lanka on a special flight from London, had misbehaved at the airport upon arrival demanding VIP treatment.’

“I would have very much liked to have had a daughter, hence I urge the perpetrators of this post to please reveal to me who my daughter is, as I have only been blessed with two sons,” Mr. Cabraal said in a statement on his public social media platform.

“These posts have been instigated and circulated by certain websites which are either managed by the JVP or managed by JVP sympathizers. My children were not on the Sri Lankan Airlines flight which arrived on the 4th of May 2020. I have two sons; one has been in Colombo throughout and the other is safe overseas. The entire story is a total fabrication and I urge the perpetrators not to instigate such malicious rumors during these trying times. The entire world is battling a crisis and now is not the time to resort to cheap politics. We must all act responsibly and do our part to overcome this pandemic,” Mr. Cabraal stated.

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