“A Diabolical Lie” – Says Johnston
By Cassandra Mascarenhas
Johnston Fernando vehemently denied reports that he met with an accident last week when travelling with popular female artist Samitha Mudunkotuwa in his car.
“These stories are all false rumours. I was never in any accident and I’m perfectly fine. I will be pressing charges against all the news agencies and media that reported this fictional accident,” Fernando said angrily when asked about the incident.
The UPFA candidate, who crossed over from the UNP to the Government obtained a ministerial portfolio and won the Kurunegala seat in the recently held general elections was allegedly involved in an accident while travelling with Samitha who had sustained serious injuries as a result of it.
The singer had to then be admitted to a private hospital in Colombo and received treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). She was seen attending shooting for the reality show Sirasa Super Stars in a wheelchair a few days ago however.
The police were never properly informed of this incident. They apparently received a fabricated story about the story, although there was no mention of Samitha’s presence in this fictitious story.
Samitha Mudunkotuwa is married to musician Athula Adhikari and is a mother of one. The Sunday Leader tried repeatedly to contact Mudunkotuwa but she remained unavailable for comment.