Anuruddha says Ranjan gave letter to extend permit

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Joint opposition MP Indika Anuruddha today claimed that while pointing fingers at him about illegal sand mining, Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake had issued a letter to the Gampaha District Secretary asking that the sand mining permit of one of his supporters be extended.

The MP said the deputy minister was attempting to cancel soil and sand mining permits of SLFP supporters in Divulapitiya and to give them to UNP supporters.

“More than 200 people are engaged in sand mining and operating stone quarries in Divulapitiya legally. But the deputy minister is accusing me of illegal sand mining to take political revenge. It is up to the Geological and Mines Bureau and the district secretary and not the politicians to look into the malpractices regarding sand mining. The deputy minister is trying to give permits to UNP supporters and his relatives while pretending to protect the environment. I have written evidence and photographs to prove his interference in these matters,” he said.

The MP said the deputy minister was making false allegations against him and his family members and added that they were engaged in the business with permission obtained legally.

He said he expected the President would not allow the deputy minister to cancel the permits issued to SLFP supporters and give them to UNP supporters because they were carrying out a legal business with payments made to the government. (Ajith Siriwardana)


  Comments - 6

  • ceylon Saturday, 04 March 2017 05:13 PM

    permit raj licence raj and again have letter raj . via DM Android App

    Marlon de silva, canada Saturday, 04 March 2017 07:54 PM

    Hey, people brought you to politics by giving their valued vote's get some good work done to their area and not to see your show business . hope you have learn more about politics . behaves like a ruffian and the thuggish way wants makes you a good future in politics , and even ranjan doesn't says any thing to your respected decent lovable mother . he has mentioned some things about your mothers brother (uncle) you got's in the wrong way . that's not his fault , it shows that some things came inside from you or somebody poisons you by the lost regime . if wants behaves like that , be with rajano.

    Ranjitdea Saturday, 04 March 2017 05:08 AM

    The bottom line is that politicians think the country belongs to them and their henchmen

    Mr Smart Saturday, 04 March 2017 08:43 AM

    No matter what you say Indika. The people of this country knows who is guilty of this crime. So you don't have to make a big show about it.

    ceylon Sunday, 05 March 2017 02:46 PM

    why say .show it. via DM Android App

    Lion Saturday, 04 March 2017 02:59 PM

    When compared to you Ranjan is in a much better position as he always with the common man of this country, while you have found refugee in the lap of A grade rouge.

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