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Ministers using cocaine: Ranjan undertook a govt. contract - Gammanpila

19 March 2019 06:18 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


While claiming that State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake’s recent remarks on cocaine being used by several ministers, were baseless, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Leader Udaya Gammanpila said it was a contract given by the Government to the State Minister.

Addressing a news briefing yesterday, he said it was done with the motive of diverting the attention of the people and preventing authorities from attending to their respective work.

“Mr. Ramanayake does these types of things often. The government purposely uses him to entertain people during such situations that raise concerns to the general public. This is a serious issue that the government is allowing him to utter whatever the things that come into his mind,” MP Gammanpila said.

“Mr. Ramanayake once said there were 118 MPs who had obtained funds from Arjuna Aloysius and on another occasion, he said 95 per cent of lawyers are corrupt. It was evident that these statements have been made to gain popularity,” MP Gammanpila added.

He said the state minister had been unable to prove any of them.

MP Gammanpila proceeded to say that it was a shame for other ministers to keep Mr. Ramanayake in the cabinet by letting him tarnish their names at ease. (Sheain Fernandopulle)


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  Comments - 10

  • BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 19 March 2019 08:50 AM

    But you are a fellow worse than that, any blatant corruption or crime committed by the Rajapakse clan is washed

    Ram Tuesday, 19 March 2019 08:52 AM

    You are facing criminal charges in court and could be one of the corrupt lawyers. Ranjan's Cocaine accusation could be wild, but those who wants to clear their names can op to undergo the test. Hair follicle test is better than the blood test

    Jaliya Tuesday, 19 March 2019 09:16 AM

    We like his garbage and entertainment. Unlike you he is not a thief.

    TONY Tuesday, 19 March 2019 09:34 AM


    Jude Tuesday, 19 March 2019 09:50 AM

    Well, RR accusations and numbers are NOT totally inaccurate!!!??? Remember, there's real truth in what RR says!!! However, it's NOT Possible to prove any of his colleagues behaviour, in any court of law!!!??

    MODA BURUWA Tuesday, 19 March 2019 09:50 AM

    GAMAK nethi PILAK nethi MP undertakes POHOTTUWA contracts ! .

    Unchikun Tuesday, 19 March 2019 12:59 PM

    Oh! Whose contract are you working on? You and Ranjan are both pawns. Sad!

    Janaka Jagath Tuesday, 19 March 2019 01:43 PM

    Absolutely right. Ramanayake is the biggest clown actor in this country Janaka

    Ruvan Tuesday, 19 March 2019 03:19 PM

    How is that an international crook who used bogus power of attorney documents to cheat Aussie nationals is allowed to do politics in SL.

    Buddhist Tuesday, 19 March 2019 05:58 PM

    A person who does not have a voter base Gammanpilla, if he is a honest person, would ask all SLPP MPs to go for blood test without attacking Ranjan. Ranjan has a bigger voter base than this guy.

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