Noting that he is 'very disappointed that the social media is publishing incorrect information', Mr. Mahanama adds that he will will 'never get myself involved in any kind of political activity.'
The complete statement is as follows :
STATEMENT BY ROSHAN MAHANAMA
To my surprise, I have been informed that a false news item is circulating stating that I will be contesting in the upcoming elections. Please note that I have no intention of contesting any election and I am very disappointed that the social media is publishing incorrect information.
I have served my country to the best of my capacity as a cricketer and I want to be very clear that I will never get myself involved in any kind of political activity. I will always support valid charities as a responsible citizen, as I feel that one should not try to make a difference in someone’s life by using political means. I also wish to emphasize that my reputation matters and I have certain principles and values in life that I treasure.
Therefore, I am making a polite request to all social media users not to mislead the public and harm my reputation.