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Cocaine consumption claim: Ranjan to appear before committee today

22 February 2019 09:45 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Highways and Road Development State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake yesterday said that he had been told to appear before the four-member committee today (22) at 10.00a.m over an allegation he made about certain lawmakers consuming cocaine.

The four-member committee was appointed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and comprises of State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne, Prof. Ashu Marasinghe, Presidents Counsel Nissanka Nanayakkara while the head of the committee is Public Enterprise and Kandyan Heritage Minister Lakshman Kiriella.

State Minister Ramanayake said he had been ordered to be present at parliament committee room-1 this morning.

“My claim about certain lawmakers consuming cocaine is true. There was no need for me to make false statements to gain attention. Some ministers whom I used to associate with very closely may now be angry with me. No matter what happens, I will reveal all the names I have with me to the committee,” he said.

“I have already received many threats because of the revelation, but I don't care, he said. Earlier, I was removed from my Divulapitiya electorate for revealing details of sand racketeers, he added. (Indika Sri Aravinda)

  Comments - 4

  • Raj Friday, 22 February 2019 11:16 AM

    Also get all the lists the he promised by saying "I'll reveal" I'll reveal tomorrow" I'll reveal next week" and so on.

    mario Friday, 22 February 2019 11:50 AM

    Our Old Fox will postpone this inquiry to avoid media attention

    HP Friday, 22 February 2019 01:59 PM

    Show your true colours man. Corner the drug takers

    christopher farrow Saturday, 23 February 2019 10:16 AM

    Don't miss next week's exciting episode of ..".Sri Lanka , a land like no other " .....it's just a bad teledrama


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