Ranjan calls for a debate on New York Times allegations

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Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake yesterday said he will shortly move an adjournment debate on the New York Times report which alleged that a Chinese company had funded the campaign of Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in January 2015.

Mr. Ramanayake told Daily Mirror that he intends moving an adjournment debate on the issue shortly as the allegation was serious. “One cannot dismiss these allegations easily and therefore I will move for a debate in Parliament soon,” he said.

Also he challenged former President Rajapaksa and others who had denied the story to send in a letter of demand to New York Times and then filed action against the newspaper if it fails to carry a clarification.

“One local newspaper published a false story about me when I was contesting as the UNP chief ministerial candidate for Sabaragamuwa in 2008 and they compensated me by giving me a full page colour advertisement. Mr. Rajapaksa can do the same and take action against New York Times,” he said.

Mr. Ramanayake who had already filed a complaint with FCID said he will also file a complaint with Bribery Commission as well. (Yohan Perera)

 

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  • Upul Sunday, 01 July 2018 10:31 PM

    It is in vain that you get all the facts and going behind FCID and the bribery commission. As long as your party boss RW is around these people are quite safe. So, please do something to eliminate the root cause first.

    Bugs Bunny Monday, 02 July 2018 07:26 AM

    Where? In NY or Hambanthota Stadium?

    ranmala Monday, 02 July 2018 10:28 AM

    Well said sir. The entire country knows who is shielding whom. So the masses will have to look out of the box-- No UNP no SLFP-- somebody else will do the job. But you have to elect them

    wickremasinghe Monday, 02 July 2018 01:08 PM

    For the last so many years he has been going to the FCID.Where are the results. Last government it was Mervin Silva but this government has two No. 1. Ranjan No.2.Palitha Thewarapperuma

    Saman Sunday, 01 July 2018 10:42 PM

    Will the debates is going to help recover those funds we lost as a country? Nothing will happen. We all know the progress of bond scam probe. Similarly the money looted by MR and co also not coming back. Everything is for the gallery until the next election comes. Long live Sri Lanka.

    Wahab Sunday, 01 July 2018 10:43 PM

    There are official report but not news paper write ups that American spent so much to change regimes which they do not want be a puppet of WestLet us discuss that first and if not China’s investments Sri Lanka is still a beatle old beatle shop with 1000 usd per capita

    Dushyantha Kekulawela Sunday, 01 July 2018 11:30 PM

    Dear Honorable Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake, You are giving New York Times far more credits than they deserve.

    Sid Sunday, 01 July 2018 11:41 PM

    Ranjan just STFU

    chitral Monday, 02 July 2018 03:49 AM

    Mr. Ranjan With out further wasting time please explain some thing you have done for the country as a deputy minister. Atleast forward future plan for your ministry.

    Gaminis Abhedeera Monday, 02 July 2018 03:58 AM

    why does not this Ranjan speak about ETI and speak about the poor depositors????

    Ganesh Monday, 02 July 2018 07:45 AM

    Anybody will be prepared for a bebate so long as they are able to prove their innocence regarding the topic for discussion and debate. If anyone anticipates anyone in this regard the caller may be bold enough but the coward speaks behind every place of worship is considered as Hero by some idiots.

    Haramanis Monday, 02 July 2018 04:24 PM

    He is considered a hero because he stopped the worst terrorist from speaking for ever...

    lkboy Monday, 02 July 2018 11:31 AM

    Welldone Ranjan!

    N V Jen Monday, 02 July 2018 10:43 PM

    Also have a debate on paying LTTE Rs. 1000- Million to prevent North East from voting in the 2005 Presidential election.

    GH Tuesday, 03 July 2018 12:13 AM

    US started fabricating stories against former HE Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family members, fearing his guys going to lose the election soon.

    chandra Tuesday, 03 July 2018 12:19 AM

    Bring all culprits to courts. Debate is useless. Yahapalanaya is not taking necessary action against MEGA frauds.


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