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Ranjan’s phone recording revealed true nature of the country: JVP

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Even though Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake’s recording of phone conversations was immoral and unacceptable, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today it revealed the true nature of the country including the corrupt nature of top hierarchy of the key sectors.

JVP MP Bimal Ratnayake told a news conference that key sectors such as politicians, officials, judiciary, religious organisations and business sector were corrupt and spoilt and added that leaked phone recordings revealed the falsehood of these sectors.

“There are two sides to Ranjan’s matter. He had adopted unacceptable and immoral methods which cannot be expected from a recognised person. The other side is, it has revealed the deteriorated and corrupt nature of the society,” he said.

He said Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had also done the same thing to reveal undemocratic actions but they adopted proper and acceptable methods to do it whereas Ranjan did the opposite.

MP Ratnayake said if Ranjan had done it in an ethical manner after forming a peoples’ movement, it could have been a public campaign such as of Snowden and Assange.

He said all recordings of Mr. Ramanayake should be published, rather than selected clips and added that it was better to keep all the clips at the Public library or publish them through a recognized institution such as Government Information Department so that people can know how corrupt the society is. (Ajith Siriwardana)

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  Comments - 11

  • kumaran Thursday, 16 January 2020 07:39 PM

    For ONCE, just for once I agree with the J.V.P.

    Vipin B Thursday, 16 January 2020 07:48 PM

    Well JVP itself is implicated in those conversations in a shameful and unacceptable manner. You should look at your own party before pointing fingers at others.

    sam silva Thursday, 16 January 2020 07:56 PM

    Very true. We know our country is corrupted to the core regardless which side you are.

    S Fernando Thursday, 16 January 2020 07:58 PM

    An idiot like Ranjan doesn't belong to the UNP. He is an ideal match to JVP.

    Nish Thursday, 16 January 2020 07:59 PM

    Irony is that this same JVP told us that government institutions including judiciary, police were made independant during their yahapalana era. Is that incorrect then?

    Jiff Thursday, 16 January 2020 08:01 PM

    Quite clear that this university dropout doesn't understand what wikileaks was about and what Ranjan did. Such a waste of public money to educate morons like this.

    Liberal One Thursday, 16 January 2020 08:02 PM

    3% logic - It is ok to influence judges and law enforcement but it is unethical to record them.

    CJ Thursday, 16 January 2020 08:17 PM

    How exactly was Snowden or Assange any different? If anything they are worse because they stole or hacked to get documents. Ranjan only recorded calls that he was involved in.

    Dr.Siri Thursday, 16 January 2020 08:36 PM

    The phone recordings are his personal belongings

    Rene Thursday, 16 January 2020 09:07 PM

    I dont know about country but surely it has revealed connection between jvp and Indonesian prostitutes

    rama Thursday, 16 January 2020 09:41 PM

    dont try to become a PORA. country knows that sunil hadunnetti acted on his foreign visits.

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