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Referring to the incident where MP Ranjan Ramanayake is reported to have telephoned former CID director Shani Abeysekara, UNP MP Hirunika Premachandra said today there was nothing wrong because Mr. Ramanayake had not influenced Mr Abeysekara.

She told a news briefing that Mr. Ramanayake had only asked the SSP how the investigations were progressing.

“He has the right to speak to officials just as the right for journalists to do so. What journalists do with the pen, is done by ourselves in Parliament,” Ms. Premachandra said and emphasised the fact that under the good governance rule they had never interfered in court proceedings.

However, she stressed that they had never been engaged in interfering to court proceedings right throughout the tenure of the yahapalanaya government. “We have been able to maintain independence of Judiciary, which we established in the Good Governance,” she said adding that it had not been proved by the Government Analyst that the so called telephone conversation was between Ranjan and Shani Abeysekara.

Meanwhile, MP Premachandra said she suspected that Duminda Silva, who was sentenced to death after he was found guilty of her father’s murder, might be released soon.

“The foundation is being laid with the Ranjan Ramanayake incident to release Duminda Silva," she said.

When asked whether President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who had vowed to change the system, would release of Duminda Silva through a presidential pardon, she said it is Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who would spoil President Gotabaya.

“There is a visible confrontation between the President and Prime Minister. This was again proved with a recent appointment made by the Prime Minister to a certain institution, which was subsequently suspended by the President," MP Premachandra said. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

 

 

 

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  • Janaka from Matara Tuesday, 07 January 2020 10:06 PM

    There are lot of wrongs in doing that....

    Janaka from Matara Tuesday, 07 January 2020 10:06 PM

    There are lot of wrongs in doing that....

    Irshad Tuesday, 07 January 2020 10:10 PM

    Don't give these type of idiots a spot light in the press. What is happening to Sri Lanka where are the intellects we are stuck with these morons.

    idiot Tuesday, 07 January 2020 10:28 PM

    your father was also supposedto be a Gangster.in the shoot out unfortunately your father was killed,instead of dumminda.was your fathers Revolver registered.you should not open your mouth often,and Show your ignorence.we know educationwise, you are a zero

    Me Tuesday, 07 January 2020 11:49 PM

    Stop defending an idiot just because he's your friend.

    raj Wednesday, 08 January 2020 01:19 AM

    new drama

    ram Wednesday, 08 January 2020 01:20 AM

    you should join Ranjan to work together politically

    Sarah Wednesday, 08 January 2020 03:05 AM

    This MP is a joke. She should be taught how a justice system should work. If SL MPs behave and talk like this, there is no future for SL. SL is the joke wonder of the world, and its Parliament is represented by a bunch of jokers.

    M.C. Jayawardena Wednesday, 08 January 2020 05:17 AM

    Uneducated Nut Ranjan is? He wanted to Satisfy "Borunika" to show her how powerful he is in the corrupt Ranil's Govt. This is the type of SL politicians who is going to rule the country. God Save SL. Like in Dev. countries we must only allow those with at least a Degree or Prof. Qualifi. to enter Parliament.

    Rene Wednesday, 08 January 2020 05:20 AM

    Duminda should be released yesterday

    CHULANI Wednesday, 08 January 2020 06:00 AM

    MR helped YOU

    cheers Wednesday, 08 January 2020 06:00 AM

    How come so Hirunika has spilled the beans and she has no brains and talks like this. She should also be taken to CID

    Max Wednesday, 08 January 2020 06:12 AM

    Seems she is scared of potential release of DS.Anyway transparent review must be done to all investigations done by this officer.

    Odin Wednesday, 08 January 2020 06:18 AM

    Of course, if Ranjan couldn't paint his fart blue he could be remanded!!!

    justic P Wednesday, 08 January 2020 06:29 AM

    Is Hurunik mad? It is obvious these mistakes by Ranja

    Sangi Wednesday, 08 January 2020 07:14 AM

    Please don't open your garbage bin..

    Jude Wednesday, 08 January 2020 08:04 AM

    RR has opened can of worms!! Huh!!

    Yehiya Wednesday, 08 January 2020 08:39 AM

    Politics need professionals

    DD Wednesday, 08 January 2020 11:25 AM

    She is a garbage bin!

    Janaka Wednesday, 08 January 2020 11:26 AM

    He recorded and kept everything safe... Amazing job..this is called digging your own grave....

    DD Wednesday, 08 January 2020 12:05 PM

    THIS IS LIKE A TOILET PIT!


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