President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday released a statement regarding the misleading news circulating on his social media sites.
As of today, the President or Presidential Secretariat has not appointed any individual to operate President Maithripala Sirisena's official website (www.president.gov.lk) or personal website (www.maithripala.com / lk) or any of the social media accounts - (facebook.com/maithripalas, twitter.com/MaithreepalaS) as claimed by some social media posts and websites.
"The team who were authorized to manage these accounts during the Presidential election are still in control of these accounts and sites."
"With responsibility, we assure all of you, the millions who supported Maithripala Sirisena to become the President, the article titled (මෛත්රීගේ Social Media ආධාරකරුවන්ගේ තොරතුරු මහින්ද වෙත පත්කිරීමේ අවධානමක් - මෛත්රී සටන පාවා දෙයිද? ) circulating among our esteemed supporters in social media has no basis or validity."
"The individual named, Zackey Ahmed, is currently not in control of any of these accounts," the statement noted.