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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2430

Nudity is not something for marketing - A film and teledrama actress

Colombo, 10 January, (

Madusha Ramasinghe, who sought nomination from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), recently held a protest in front of the Elections Department urging the Chairman of the Elections Commissions to intervene and prevent political parties from asking for sexual bribes from female candidates.

The actress who had sought to contest the Local Government elections alleged an official of the SLPP has demanded a sexual bribe in order to ensure she is given a nomination.

The actress said a secretary who had close links to the former President and a few others asked for sexual bribes and she was denied nominations after she turned down such requests.

She went on to claim that another person asked her to pose for nude photographs if she wanted nomination.
She said she informed former President Rajapaksa of the matter, but no action was taken on those who were involved in abuse of authority.

Ramasinghe also pointed out that to ensure 25% quota for female candidates, government should take measures to prevent sexual harassment to women entering the political domain.

The actress previously projected herself as a supporter of the unity government, but later pledged support to former President Rajapaksa.

At one point, she publicly claimed that SLFP General Secretary, Minister Duminda Dissanayake was her ex-boyfriend.

Madusha Ramasinghe, a vocal supporter of President Maithripala Sirisena before the last Parliamentary election, announced, in a Facebook post, that she was in a relationship with the SLFP General Secretary.

She said, in the same Facebook post, that the political differences between the two did not affect her feelings for him.

The actress described her relationship with the politician as "pristine and intimate".

The actress, however, later switched her allegiance and became a supporter of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's camp.

Dissanayake, a close ally of President Sirisena, is yet to respond to Ramasinghe's controversial statement.

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Nudity is not something for marketing  -  A film and teledrama actress
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