Written by Staff Writer
20 Feb, 2019 | 10:05 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake’s statement claiming that several MPs and ministers use narcotic substances, is a widely discussed topic at the moment.
During a press briefing held in Galle today (February 20), southern provincial councillor Krishantha Pushpakumara made inquiries on this matter from state minister Ranjan Ramanayake over the phone.
When Krishantha Pushpakumara asked whether the statement was true or not MP Ranjan Ramanayake noted that it was all true and he would not make an accusation without concrete evidence as charges were raised against him in the past for making serious allegations without a proper base.
Ranjan Ramanayake noted that the drug users have united and called for a disciplinary inquiry in order to strip him of his ministerial position and even to remove him from the party itself.
“In Sri Lanka, they attack the messenger without assessing what he has to say.”, he added.
Krishantha Pushpakumara asked Ranjan Ramanayake whether it was wise for the committee to investigate on the matter to be led by MP Lakshman Kiriella.
Ranjan Ramanyake responded that Lakshman Kiriella was not involved possibly because of his age. He noted that there are drug users from both the governing party and the opposing party. He also noted that some members of MSD who had informed their superiors regarding this had been fired. He stressed that the suspects use drugs in the parliament car park before the session begins. He added that Mr.Latiff is observant and has already found out who supplies the MPs with drugs.
Ranjan Ramanayake also revealed that the substance they use is in the system for three days and it could be ascertained through tests and its the same reason for their rejection of these tests.
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