- The driver did not blackmail anyone or destroy the hard drive
By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya
The Lanka Self-Employed Professionals’ National Three-Wheeler Federation said it had decided to offer Rs. 1 million-cash reward to the three-wheeler driver who has handed over an external hard drive containing MP Ranjan Ramanayake’s telephone recordings to the Police.
Three-Wheeler Federation’s President Sunil Jayawardana told the Daily Mirror that no one had admired the three-wheeler driver, who has done an eminent service.
“If the driver had not handed over the hard drive to the Police and did not expose the recordings, we could not have known about those who were involved in Judiciary, Police and politicians and artists. “The driver did not blackmail anyone or destroy the hard drive. If so the matter would have never come out,” he said.
Mr Jayawardana said they still did not know about the driver’s identity.
“The Police must have driver’s information. If the driver proved his identity we will offer the reward in public or secretly,” he said.
Police earlier said that a three-wheeler driver from Battaramulla has handed over the hard drive to the Mirihana Police on January 2 after a passenger had left it in his three-wheeler.
The Police said they found a large number of telephone recordings of MP Ranjan Ramanayake. Recordings of phone conversations with former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, MP Hirunika Premachandra, former High Court Judge Padmini N. Ranawaka, former Director of the Bribery Commission Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe, former Director of the CID Shani Abeysekera and several other conversations with Judges, Police officers and artists were found in the hard drive.