Written by Tharushan Fernando
21 Feb, 2016 | 8:26 pm
A media briefing was convened by Southern Provincial Council Minister D.V. Upul in Hambantota on Sunday to respond to accusations that have been levelled by Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake.
He contacted Rajan Ramanayke over the phone and allowed journalists to listen in on the conversation.
“You had made allegations on Sirasa yesterday that I had taken some loans,” charged the Southern Provincial Council Minister and went on to state that a case will be filed against Deputy Minster Ramanayake.
“You can get 100 million from the Chairman and I will file a case”, he said
The conversation did not end here. Ranjan Ramanayake was contacted over the phone once again, where the deputy minster stated that when he spoke to the chairman it was said that the information on the 30 million is correct and he will take responsibility for it.
“He said the bank is closed today and that the assets belong to a temple”, said the Deputy Minster
“In order to save face you must submit the relevant documents on Monday or on Tuesday, to the media.” replied the Southern Province Fisheries Minister D. V Upul, stating that he is ready to come to the CID or the FCID if it is required
Southern Province Fisheries Minister also noted that he will resign from politics if evidence is provided to prove this matter.
“If it is proven that I had taken even a rupee, I will resign from my post. I will quit politics. If what you are saying is true, I will resign, if you are unable to prove it, you will have to promise me that you in turn, will quit politics.” charged Minster D.V Upul.
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