UNP MP Ranjan Ramanayake yesterday said his battle and target is to bring drug paddlers, thieves and murders before the law and the methods he used to achieve this could be unethical.
The MP expressed these views to media after filing a Motion in the Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court against the release of sealed audio clips, which were seized from his residence, by the police to media. Following the Motion, the Magistrate has issued notice to the CCD to appear in court on December 17 over the case.
MP Ramanayake said his target is to frame the thieves and the murderers and bring them before the law.
“That is my intention. They say the recorded conversations are unethical. Hadn't MP Palitha Range Bandara recorded the phone conversation with S.B. Dissanayake, no one would have believed that the 52-day government had attempted to 'buy' opposition MPs,” he said.
As a member of many oversight committees and especially the COPE, the MP said he launched alone fight against corruption.
“I had to talk to many parties and people from different backgrounds including thieves, officers of CID, FCID, and Bribery Commission, beggars, prostitutes, girls and Judges. I stand by my informants. Shani Abeysekara is an impartial and one of the efficient CID officers who apprehended the ‘Royal Park’ murderer. Shani still has no proper house unlike Anura Senanayake. My struggle could be unethical but how could one wage a good fight with crooks? When we clean up dirty drains, we also get mud in our clothes. I also found from a girl about the MPs who use cocaine. The method I use to get information could be unorthodox, but the benefits are eventually to the people,” he said.
Commenting on the audio clips and his filed Motion, MP Ramanayake said the audio clips were sealed by the police but they had gone to the media the very next day. “As far as I know, these are case productions. Therefore, being the aggrieved party, I filed a Motion,” he said.
He also said that he had no capacity or the capability to influence a Judge to reverse a court order or to give a biased verdict.
“I didn’t call asking for favours for my private cases in court. It was a five-Judge bench which gave the judgement and delivered the death sentence on Duminda Silva. How could I influence a case which has been going on for years? There were four dead bodies in that incident. People know what happened. I called former President Sirisena and IGP Pujith Jayasundara and provided police security to the child of one Judge who was subject to threats. Hadn't I done that, another Sarath Ambepitiya incident could have occurred,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
Anura Nanayakkara j Thursday, 09 January 2020 06:25 AM
Don’t try to play the role of big society cleaner , while you being in Stinky mud drowned up to your nose .!! You are only a parliament member; not a qualified detective!!
Sunil Thursday, 09 January 2020 06:45 AM
Everything you do is unethical, you uneducated moron. You should be the first to be brought before the law and the next is your boss, the former pm.
chris Thursday, 09 January 2020 07:54 AM
Your intentions may be good but your stupidity and unethical tactics will prevent a good genuine cop like Shani from getting a pension and having an honourable exit. hope you learn from this fiasco and be more smarter in your endeavours.
Wijebahu Thursday, 09 January 2020 07:56 AM
Actually his recordings show the difficulty of convicting crooks and criminals in this country. All this criminals have enough money and political influence to defend them selves. The question people ask is whether you caught thieves. But it is not easy as you think.
Arthur Padmasiri Thursday, 09 January 2020 09:59 AM
Don't try to play innocent now. You kept those records with your own ulterior motives including possible blackmailing of high profile people, didn't you?
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