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27 August 2015 03:18 am - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


People should not take the appointment of defeated MPs to Parliament through the National List seriously as many of them were slated to end up in prisons before long, United National Party (UNP) MP elect Ranjan Ramanayake said yesterday.

Mr. Ramanayake told the Daily Mirror that people should not care much about these defeated MPs who would enter Parliament because they might not be able attend sessions for long as they would be penalised for corruption soon.

“Most of the defeated MPs who comes through the National List will end up in either Welikada or Bogambara prisons as the charges they face are so serious,” he said.

The MP said there were some who were charged with accepting bribes from women who go to work overseas and others who would be called before the Presidential Commission on investigating serious frauds.

He said President Maithripala Sirisena was unlikely to sweep investigations against any of these MPs under the carpet.

“We are certain that President will not sweep any investigations under the carpet as he did not do so even the probe against his own brother,” Ramanayake said.

He said investigations would only increase in the time to come as the Bribery Commission would be re activated soon following the request made by many UNP members. “This request has been made to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe,” he said. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 14

  • thumpane gamaya Thursday, 27 August 2015 09:03 AM

    I like Ranjan as a politician. But sometime this guy talks out of tune...Appointing defeated MPS from National List is a serious problem. Ranjan should not try to white wash bad decisions taken by the president.

    Cobra Thursday, 27 August 2015 09:09 AM

    Maybe but it is the principal that we are worried about-we kicked them out to make it easier fort the law to punish them but now the tug-o-war has begun!!!

    Amila Thursday, 27 August 2015 09:20 AM

    Will they (NL MPS) allow to re activate the bribery and irruption commission while holding cabinet minster positions?

    de silva Thursday, 27 August 2015 09:45 AM

    Same old story,even the ones who are custody are still waitng to be produced to courts.What else,you will not be able to send anybody to Prison once the National government is in power.

    Aza Rikz Thursday, 27 August 2015 09:53 AM

    With that being said, we look forward to results now.

    Jackass Thursday, 27 August 2015 10:06 AM

    People should stop taking You seriously! You are the real joker here,,,,,so you are actually admitting that those MPs rejected through the National list-which includes your fellow MPs from your Party- are criminals?? Really Ranjan, you serve your party much better when you keep your mouth shut.

    lkboy Thursday, 27 August 2015 10:42 AM

    Try to explain principals to Ranjan!

    Yapa Thursday, 27 August 2015 11:04 AM

    This guy must be thinking that people are fools.What a disgrace to say that rejects by the people are good to be in the parliament and confirm that they will go to jail.Your leaders are discouraging people from voting in future elections.

    Mason Thursday, 27 August 2015 11:13 AM

    A political party that does not respect the sentiments of the public are only a self seeking group of people. The appointments made thru the National List is to bolster their gains. The appointments in ALL parties leaves much to be desired.It is better to scrap the NL appointments altogether as it does not serve the purpose it was meant to.Will the coming Parliament do it. The answer is a resounding NO.They work for their own benefits. Just wait and see, very soon they will all get FREE PERMITS to import cars. How many MPs will say no to this !

    Waco Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:37 PM

    Ranjan is completely wrong.Defeated candidates must not be taken from the NL. End the story.

    Aquarius Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:39 PM

    No one rejected by the people should be anywhere near the parliament and all investigations should continue and punished according to the law. Nothing more and nothing less!

    Capricorn Thursday, 27 August 2015 04:36 PM

    ha...ha... this is Sri Lanka, Kos Polos Republic !

    hira Friday, 28 August 2015 09:40 AM

    ranjan is a actor nothing else no need to listen to him bullshit

    ralaharamy Friday, 28 August 2015 05:35 PM

    Did you kick them out? or did they lose in the conspiracy to oust them because they are my3 supporters?

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