State Minister of Finance Ajith Nivard Cabraal on Sunday (18) acknowledged that his son has been working in the Port City project since 2016, responding to a query raised by a reporter regarding an allegation leveled by Ulapane Sumangala Thero.
"Alas, when you're doing politics, don't commit yourself in dirty politics targeting children. The President's children are blamed, so are Basil Rajapaksa's children. Even my children are spoken of. Remember, one day it was said that my daughter returned from England - Wait, let me speak - Don't you engage in low politics as such.
My child is well educated. He has degrees from foreign countries. He can go and work wherever he desires. So he has a good job. What is your problem, if he works at the Port City? He has been working there since 2016.
We are appearing for 83,000 children, not just my chid. May you understand it. Stop your low politics. Our children have the right to work anywhere. People know, we never hide it. My child has never worked in hiding, understood? Are you publicising that verdict made on Greek Bond case in 2014? May other channels publicise it. Tell them I said it," the Minister noted.