Action will be taken against Ranjan - UNP | Daily News


Action will be taken against Ranjan - UNP

Disciplinary action will be taken against former State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake following the revelations in his audio clips, the UNP assured yesterday.

“A formal disciplinary inquiry and a consultative committee must be appointed to look into the punishment that should be meted out to Ramanayake if he has violated the law and insulted court,” UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam told a press briefing at Sirikotha.

“As a party we will take action within the party regarding MP Ranjan Ramanayake’s alleged misbehaviour.

The parliamentary group is due to meet today (9) and several decisions will be taken including the party leadership. The public must consider MP Ranjan Ramanayake’s fiasco as a personal matter and not to mix it with the party’s movement,”he added.

He also inquired whether it is ethical that a court production like the audio clips to circulate in social media before it is produced in courts. “People are being hypnotised by the leaked audio clips and the government is trying to reap the best out of it to forget the other issues prevailing in the country,” he said.

Moreover he said that the state sector employees are flustered due to this incident and thereby the government must act in a responsible manner.

Furthermore he challenged the government to provide employment for one hundred thousand before the election. “Before the presidential election there were numerous pledges. But none of them have been put into action. Currently the government is distributing applications to mislead the public.

Distributing applications is an act of deception”

He also expressed his displeasure as all the projects initiated by education ministry during the previous regime are currently hindered by the government. “Lagama Pasala hodama pasalsa and Suraksha is terminated now. It is not the fault of the minister. The government does not provide financial funds to continue those programmes. MP Chandima Gamage said it is unethical for the government to leak the audio clips of former State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake even before a case is taken up in courts. “The CDs and DVDs were taken into custody by the police. How come the alleged audio clips circulate in social media? Disciplinary action must be taken regarding that case prior to any other action.

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