External Affairs Ministry rejects the allegations levelled against Foreign Secretary Kshenuka Seneviratne.

External Affairs Ministry rejects the allegations levelled against Foreign Secretary Kshenuka Seneviratne by some factions on the renovation of the official residence of Sri Lanka’s permanent Representative in Geneva. The Swiss Federal Intelligence Service had no information that the owner of the company involved was arrested or even that he had any link to the LTTE. As for the alleged role of Mrs. Seneviratne in this matter, the sequence of events, ascertained from documents in the possession of this Ministry, is conclusive.
The Procurement Committee approved the award of the contract on 5th November 2009. Mrs. Seneviratne, however, arrived in Geneva and assumed duties only on 15th November. All matters pertaining to the contract had been finalized prior to her arrival in Geneva, and it is absolutely clear that she had no involvement in the matter at all.
Minister Professor G.L. Peiris says that it is a matter for deep regret that the gravest of allegations should have been hurled against a senior public official with such blatant irresponsibility and with so little regard for the truth.

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