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BY YOHAN PERERA AND AJITH SIRIWARDANA

Parliament Nov. 27 (Daily Mirror)-The Daily Mirror report on November 25 2023 under the title “Alleged smuggled Land Cruiser seized from Minister Roshan Ransainghe's vehicle yard” was confirmed by MP Nimal Piyatissa in Parliament today.

MP Piyatissa who responded to a statement by Minister  Ranasinghe earlier during the day, said he had inquired on the issue from the police and they confirmed that the vehicle was seized from Nipon Garage owned by the Minister. 

“It has been confirmed by police that the chassis number of the vehicle has been fraudulently changed. The police have questioned the manager of the garage. The manager has claimed that he works for Ranasinghe. The police also told me that they will file legal action against the suspects,” MP Piyatissa said.   

“We don’t make any allegations in Parliament without confirming matters. Therefore I gathered information from the police,” he added.

The Daily Mirror reported last week that a Land Cruiser jeep smuggled to the country has been seized by the Panadura Walana Anti-vice Squad during a raid on Euro Nipon private vehicle yard in Dambulla belonging to Minister of Sports Roshan Ranasinghe and handed over to the Dambulla Police.

The Walana-Panadura Anti Vice Squad has reported to Dambulla Police that the vehicle valued at about Rs. 20 million is suspected to have been smuggled into the country without paying Customs duty and on forged documents.

However, Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe denied allegations saying that he had no involvement in any fraudulent activity and that it was a planned attempt by the executive to frame him.


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  • Premalal Perera Monday, 27 November 2023 06:19 PM

    Did you take all this time to make this discovery? You can how corrupt the police is.

    Bandula Monday, 27 November 2023 06:31 PM

    Political revenge in this manner will not be acceptable to people. Be careful when you talk with "horunge salli."

    Pol Adih Monday, 27 November 2023 06:41 PM

    RR or RW may be right. But right now we as citizens are getting thoroughly disgusted with our bunch of self serving leaders (yes all 226 of them!). At a time when the president himself states that the country needs 25 years to develop, all we see is last years budget represented this year and no plan of action for a 25 year journey. And to top it all up we see yards of news about cricket administration while the budget debates are in progress. How can we have faith in such a bunch of nitwits?

    Frank J Monday, 27 November 2023 06:53 PM

    Usually a lot of important legal matters go through parliament when a joker takes centre stage in the media. Examples from yesteryear, Mervin Silva, Rathran, (dollar ship), Jangi Hansamali and now we have this Joker RR. Next aragalaya we will come out to die if we have to. Enough is enough.

    joshua Monday, 27 November 2023 07:01 PM

    so we have another Shammi man in Parliament

    John sebastian Monday, 27 November 2023 10:59 PM

    usual stuff. if someone speaks against you , fix the guy making use all the tools available. RW with all the batalande experience will fix RR in style.

    Dhananjaya Tuesday, 28 November 2023 03:36 AM

    If this is true - message is "You can be corrupt, as long as you tow the line. However if you rebel, you will be facing the justice system."

    Gunadharee Nagasinha Tuesday, 28 November 2023 04:19 AM

    Many more to come out to save Myna!

    Lion Tuesday, 28 November 2023 04:52 AM

    They all got in to parliament except for few to enjoy life , earn wealth as much as possible and also use political power to stand above law .It is very clear when you look in the conduct of pohottu , SJB ,SlFP and UNP boys .

    Sambo Tuesday, 28 November 2023 07:51 AM

    Mud slinging at its best. That's why we are called Sri Lanka a country like no other and a failed state today. The people of this country are so dis honest.

    Disgusting drama actors Tuesday, 28 November 2023 09:20 AM

    Our custom officials are angels. So is the ex-minister of Sports! What do we do now? Erect a statue for them in Colombo FORT? Disgusting drama acting rogues without shame.

    Valli Amman Tuesday, 28 November 2023 04:49 PM

    Nocase aginst Pagapala or Kappam Thunga!

    Buddhist Tuesday, 28 November 2023 05:37 PM

    Who cares what Namal says? He attacked the Budget so much and did not have even the guts to be in the Parliament for voting.


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