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COLOMBO (Daily Mirror) - Reiterating an earlier claim that he had received threats to his life, Sports Minister said that he would not drink even a glass of water at the Presidential Secretariat because it could be poisoned. 

"I have faith in the President (Wickremesinghe), I go to see him. But I will never drink even a glass of water from the Presidential Secretariat because I can't be sure if it has been poisoned," the Minister alleged.

“I am concerned about my life to that extent,” the Minister said. 

While stopping short of naming those he believed posed a threat to his life, he alleged people associated with cricket administration would poison him if they could. 

The Minister also lashed out at Sagala Ratnayake, who is an advisor to President Ranil Wickremesinghe, for showing compassion towards “corrupt” SLC officials. 

“I don’t know why he is compassionate towards the cricket board officials, who have been shown to be corrupt (in the special audit report),” the minister claimed.

“He should be compassionate and praise me,” a visibly agitated Ranasinghe said.

 


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  • Sri Lankan Saturday, 11 November 2023 10:04 PM

    Stupid immature statement

    Mahila Monday, 13 November 2023 03:19 AM

    ‘Sri Lankan’, Fully agree, Very True indeed and concur with you!!?? Even if Minister had a mere, 'IOTA of evidence', "superficial in effect", He should be CIRCUMSPECT OF WHAT HE IS UTTERING in PUBLIC!!!??? He should report to Police in confidence and get it investigated by expert Sleuths of SL Police CID!?? Contrary, am AGHAST, thoughts Health ministry Poisoning or 'DRUGGED' to Death!!?? Immaturity!?

    Gayan Saturday, 11 November 2023 10:06 PM

    The guy is the dumbest of all time.

    Rani Monday, 13 November 2023 09:27 PM

    RIGHT ! You are the cleverest of them all ? Only Minister in the Cabinet with a back bone.

    Rakwella Saturday, 11 November 2023 10:14 PM

    Enough drama Mr. Minister. We all know your agenda to contest in the next presidential election. Now stop this BS and resign without doing anymore damage.

    Fact Saturday, 11 November 2023 11:12 PM

    Drama.

    Board Resign Saturday, 11 November 2023 11:26 PM

    Why not, Bernard Deshan, Shammi's body guard was an alleged drug smuggler in Australia. The cricket board should resign, that was the unanimous mandate from parliament.

    Sisira Saturday, 11 November 2023 11:32 PM

    Anything is possible in SL. Btw, why are you not setting up a commission to probe the debacle? Mere statements won't do.

    Dalawatta Monday, 13 November 2023 12:28 PM

    This is the real situation of Srilanka.

    Roshan the drama queen Saturday, 11 November 2023 11:39 PM

    The president is not that patriotic.

    wickrama wijayasiri Sunday, 12 November 2023 12:53 AM

    The proof is in the pudding. I believe the audit report and the minister who has guts to accept the findings. This is a cess pit. Sport has become a Mafia. It is not the sport and promotion, but the mghty dolar the managers make. Sad.

    Nalin Samarasinghe Sunday, 12 November 2023 12:55 AM

    Kudos to the minister. I'm glad the minister has the backbone to say this. Ranil

    Ram Sunday, 12 November 2023 01:50 AM

    If he hears poisoning he must not have anything from the secretariat. He need not shout about that. It is time that he must realise that the president himself is in support of the Board headed by Shammi. May be that the UNP too is receiving part of the stolen money for its political work

    Fred Sunday, 12 November 2023 03:33 AM

    This is becoming like a stage play for the public ,what is happening in SL cricket,Please do not report such things more important matters in the country to worry about instead ask him to look after himself if he believes it

    Milroy Peter Sunday, 12 November 2023 04:25 AM

    Yes u need becareful even your own party have crooks even ranil is a theif so u must fight for what Is right even if u have threats to your life

    Pohotuwa criminals and their helper ranil Sunday, 12 November 2023 04:34 AM

    We will be soon living in caves.

    Full text Sunday, 12 November 2023 11:59 AM

    Through my own experience I am asking is this the full text of your comment? I doubt it. I suspect it got sensored.

    A supporter of crusade Sunday, 12 November 2023 04:53 AM

    Dear Minister; Before taking action on a criminal gangue you would have considered the safety of your life. Take all the precautions. However, now that you are leading the crusade against a corrupt and criminal gang, you have to go ahead. If you are killed, you will be celebrated all over the world like Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

    George Sunday, 12 November 2023 05:17 AM

    The bravest minister in the cabinet.

    Dee Sunday, 12 November 2023 06:51 AM

    Walk into a supermarket and randomly select a bottle of water before going, then keep it in your hands.

    DOT Sunday, 12 November 2023 07:02 AM

    Whi is the defence minister in your cabinet?

    Cheers Sunday, 12 November 2023 07:30 AM

    Minister please note the cricket administration whether is corrupt or not is legally appointed by a vote which ICC accepts. Forget about your life all the cricketers who went for the world cup should be taken their contracts slashed for the world cup debacle

    Isn't it? Sunday, 12 November 2023 11:56 AM

    So the same applies to GR and MR , voted and elected, and of course should apply to RW, not voted and rejected. Isn't it? What's your logic?

    Steve Sunday, 12 November 2023 08:30 AM

    His Mind is already Poisoned

    Hadiran Sunday, 12 November 2023 08:37 AM

    Minister is reasonable since there was a strong objection by the top presidential advisor for blaming the president of the cricket board without reasonable evidence.

    Kays N Sunday, 12 November 2023 11:12 AM

    Suppose he fears adding his name to the list of unsolved crimes the police force is already burdened with...Lasantha, Thajudeen, Prageeth, NMRA data deletion, Haemoglobin and other drug imports, etc. He should be careful of peons because insiders say at NMRA too all the dirty work is done by them.

    dana Sunday, 12 November 2023 12:14 PM

    Roshan’s fear seems to be right,he himself a cabinet minister and mingled with those politicians quite a long time, so he knows how they are removing unnecessary characters from the stage

    FairJudge Sunday, 12 November 2023 12:26 PM

    Why is Afganistan not suspended by The ICC when Thaleban refused Afgan women to play cricket? Why ICC has double standards? Isn't it a clear political interference by Thaleban?

    Ranil Sunday, 12 November 2023 08:30 PM

    ICC is immoral ever since lining up their pockets with BCCI, Indian leagues and Mid Eastern billionaire cheats for sometime. This is the reason the ICC withdrew from the Land of the Lords into Dubai where there’s less accountability, tax

    AJ Sunday, 12 November 2023 09:23 PM

    Now Roshan in the centre stage acting for good guy hero,but my surprise is how he changed all of the sudden, after voting all sort of public suppressing acts, brought in by RW government to please IMF and survival of RW and cohorts

    kumar Monday, 13 November 2023 05:40 AM

    You say the elected persons are corrupt and removed from the posts. Why not apply this to cabinet of Ministers from SLPP, who continue to cling after ruining our economy.

    DD Monday, 13 November 2023 06:44 AM

    Political thriller? Who is bowling googlies now trying to outwit the minister? I didn't realize drinking water could be such a high-stakes game. Maybe they should consider installing a water-tasting committee just to ensure the minister stays hydrated without the added suspense.

    Tissa Fernando Monday, 13 November 2023 09:23 AM

    Why do they have to poison him? Ranil will simply change his portfolio. Not sure of Underworld guys.

    Electra Monday, 13 November 2023 10:59 AM

    He has faith in President yet he thinks he will be poisoned at Presidential Secretariat *drama*

    sl@gmail.com Monday, 13 November 2023 11:55 AM

    This is not drama; this is the reality. If anybody questions the powers of either India or China is doomed. Try to develop local drugs, businesses, or vehicles, you will get death threats. Even national security is run by china and India.

    Mahila Tuesday, 14 November 2023 03:57 AM

    The very reason Honourable Justice Chitrasiri (Rtd.) Commission Report (JCCR) is implemented in FULL along with new Constitution proposed, without ‘dilly dallying’ anymore to cure the ‘MALAISE AFFLICTING CRICKET’, WITHOUT “FEAR or FAVOUR”!!????

    Gaston Friday, 17 November 2023 01:30 PM

    So dont eat or drink there. Simple!


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