PM should not intervene in Weerawansa's case: Ranjan

2017-01-11 23:59:00

The Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe should not heed to any request from anyone to intervene in the case of Joint Opposition MP Wimal Weerawansa who was arrested, Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake said on Tuesday.

Mr. Ramanayake told media that the Prime Minister may get phone calls requesting that he should intervene in the case but should not respond to those.

“People of this country expected President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to be tough leaders such as the current Pilipino President Rodrigo Duterte who push down drug dealers from flying helicopters, but our President and Prime Minister are not that tough and allow legal proceeding to move against wrong doers,” he said.

“If they act like President Duterte they will have to push down at least 175 members of Parliament out of the total 225 from flying helicopters,” he added.

Further he said even those government politicians who are engaged in corruption should be dealt with.

“The government should deal with corruption in the same way in which late Fidel Castro dealt with Arnaldo Ochoa Sanchez who was charged with various crimes and drug smuggling,” Mr Ramanayake added.(Yohan Perera and Tilakaratne Dissanayake)


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  Comments - 10

  • German Jacob Thursday, 12 January 2017 09:10

    Ranjan now itself RW is sending special food to Weerawansa to the Prison. What is the logic on this?

    Reply : 5       39

    Desmond Jeromme Thursday, 12 January 2017 09:11

    I got to know that Ranil had given orders to specially treat WW with A/c room, TV, special bed and special food from 5 star hotel on Government account.

    Reply : 7       38

    Sincere Thursday, 12 January 2017 12:15

    So what? RW is fulfilling his election pledges given to his 6.2 million voters

    Reply : 8       5

    A4h Friday, 13 January 2017 09:37

    To observe Sil ..........

    Reply : 0       0

    johan Thursday, 12 January 2017 09:18

    What are independent commissions are doing they mustbe tough with politicians who are meddling with judiciary.All politicians are elected by the people to look after the welfare of the masses not to fill their pockets in corruptway and vanish

    Reply : 0       32

    M. Fool Thursday, 12 January 2017 09:26

    So, "One Shot" does not recommend one shot!!?

    Reply : 1       18

    Pramod Fernando Thursday, 12 January 2017 13:09

    මෛත්‍රීද ජනපති ඔබද ජනපති? ක්ලියර් මදි.

    Reply : 13       6 Thursday, 12 January 2017 15:56

    Ranjan, you certainly shouldn't be recommending the murderous actions of Duterte to our leaders!

    Reply : 4       7

    Vernon Thursday, 12 January 2017 16:10

    Your request to PM not to intervene here, does it mean that PM has been intervening in other situations? If so this is a serious matter.

    Reply : 0       8

    Senewi Thursday, 12 January 2017 19:13

    Ranil and Ranjan can swap their posts.

    Reply : 1       9

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