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Will reveal names of eight politicians’ sons who use drugs: Ranjan

21 February 2019 09:01 am - 22     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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I will reveal eight names of sons of prominent politicians who were involved in drug smuggling and used drugs, State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake said yesterday.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, he said the sons of current ministers, former ministers and those who left politics were included in the list. “I hope to submit the names in writing to the Speaker in the near future. Some names are already known to the people and legal actions have also been taken against them. However, there are more sons whom we do not think of, would be revealed soon,” State Minister Ramanayaka said.

Meanwhile, he said he had all the evidence to prove how former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was engaged in safeguarding the criminals and drug kingpins. He uttered these in response to the remarks made Mr. Rajapaksa on Tuesday where he had pronounced that it was not possible to eradicate cocaine when some politicians were addicted to it.

He said the necessary photos and videos which depicted the links between Mr. Rajapaksa and the drug masterminds who were with him and added he was ready to present them in any open debates.

“How come a person like the former president who had taken some extraordinary steps during his regime to defend those engaged in criminal activities and drug trafficking, talks about eradication of drugs? the State Minister asked.

“If anybody else besides Mahinda Rajapaksa speaks of eradication of drugs, I would have agreed and listened. But how can I tolerate when Mr. Rajapaksa who had acted as a facilitator for drug smugglers like Duminda Silva and Wele Suda, says so,” he said.

Meanwhile, he said that individuals, including MPs and businessmen had asked him over the phone not to publish the names of the Ministers who used cocaine.

“They told me that if this information was released to the public domain, it would not be good for those ministers. Hence, they insisted me not to carry on with this and requested me to give up the move,” Mr. Ramanayake said.

Nevertheless, when Daily Mirror asked whether the names of those cabinet ministers who use cocaine, had been submitted to the Speaker, he said he had informed the Speaker over the phone but yet to give the names in writing.

“I will submit the names in writing next week. When I spoke to the Speaker over the phone mentioning the names of those Ministers, he was not surprised because he said the tactics and behaviours of those ministers could prove that they have been using drugs,” Mr. Ramanayake added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 22

  • mnsmart Thursday, 21 February 2019 09:24 AM

    Great, reveal the culprits.

    Manel Fonseka Thursday, 21 February 2019 09:28 AM

    I hope he survives!

    Perumal Thursday, 21 February 2019 12:14 PM

    If a white van comes your way seemingly by chance and someone in it offers you a lift, don's get in but run for your life, Ranjan.

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 21 February 2019 09:33 AM

    We the public don't like all fart without shit. Come out with the names without talking humbug.

    Sunda Thursday, 21 February 2019 09:35 AM

    What he is doing is very brave and noble but he has to take his own personal security very seriously as there are contract killers roaming in the South.

    BUSHEL Thursday, 21 February 2019 02:06 PM

    What u mentioned is the character he want to show. But unequivocally it is not so. People know he is trying to bring up something and mark his pressence in media. h

    sacre blieu Thursday, 21 February 2019 09:51 AM

    The boy who stood on the burning deck.

    Krishantha Dias Thursday, 21 February 2019 09:57 AM

    How many times gonja revealed these stuff.Baka Baka

    ShakeSpear Thursday, 21 February 2019 10:07 AM

    Come on, disclose the names. It not you fall into the glorious clown category of jokers.

    Palitha Thursday, 21 February 2019 10:13 AM

    0ne classic example of MR patronising drug importers was the case of Nogombo Lansa. When Lansa's house was raided by STF MR ran to the house by helicopter and saved Lansa. Later SB Dissa had inquired MR about this and MR had told that Lansa did not sell drugs but re-exported it.

    Roshanaly Thursday, 21 February 2019 10:21 AM

    Yes, this is the same story you have been telling for 4 years, but you never revealed anything upto now.

    SriLankan Thursday, 21 February 2019 10:28 AM

    Names were know, why was it not shared before??? Mr. Oneshot you can do TIK TOK!!!

    Jaliya B. Thursday, 21 February 2019 10:52 AM

    Ranjan needs to walk his talk. We have seen the " I WILL SOON EXPOSE THOSE WHO HAS TAKEN BRIBES " among many other hype in deed looking for popularity and playing the honest guy ... just like everything else more of a cock n bull show. There is more bull here than cock.

    Anura Nanayakkara Thursday, 21 February 2019 11:10 AM

    Ranjan do not play hide and seek. We are not idiots, come out with the names if you have confidence.

    MADUKRM22 Thursday, 21 February 2019 11:47 AM

    Why the delay ?

    senna Thursday, 21 February 2019 12:08 PM

    Be careful, you could have an accident one of these days. Hope you have all information safe in several places in case you decide to drive your car in to a wall like Thajudeen.

    Ratnam Kandasamy Thursday, 21 February 2019 12:44 PM

    You will be doing a great service to the country and it's future generation if you reveal the names of those MPs/Ministers who have any type of association with drugs. You are daring to do something no one else had the courage of conviction to open the can of worms which is slowly but surely ruining the country.

    ranjan perera Thursday, 21 February 2019 12:48 PM

    If one thing we know about this fellow that he is full of fake news. First promised to expose ministers who are users now he is talking about the ministers sons, just shows his accusations are baseless. He is just doing the only thing he can barely do right which is acting.

    Sanje Thursday, 21 February 2019 12:49 PM

    You said Cabinet Ministers and NOT their sons. we are NOT interested with their personnel life's. wake up.....!

    CITIZEN Sunday, 24 February 2019 12:17 PM

    Why are you bothered about other people's families? Is this a game of blackmail to make some money? You earlier said of Ministers/MPs but still nothing is known. Don't try to be a joker and play the fool. You are causing damage to the Party by seeking cheap publicity.

    Priya Thursday, 21 February 2019 03:17 PM

    What nonsense? First he said there are cabinet ministers, after that he said ministers from both parties and now he is saying minister's sons.... Why the topic keeps changing. He is well known for jokes so this is another drama !!!! Wasting time.

    Ronnie Bugger Thursday, 21 February 2019 01:32 PM

    Come On, Ranjan. First it was the Ministers and MP's who took coke or cocaine, what ever. Now you say sons of Ministers and MP's. Will you're next declaration be - sons of the sons of Ministers and MP's. I have no doubt that you have what it takes to be brave and a man, so out with all this guessing games, pronto.


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