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Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake apologizes to all affected by leak of his recordings of phone conversations

Ranjan Ramanayake

Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake on Tuesday tendered apologies to all those who had got into trouble due to the leak of recordings of his telephone conversations with him.

He was speaking in Parliament after he was brought to Parliament from remand, as permitted by the Parliament Privileges Act. In his speech, Ranjan said:

“I have call recordings belonging to many high ranking politicians. But, I need to be truthful. I don’t have a single call recording that belongs to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

I do not believe that we should be concerned about ethics when dealing with thieves and drug dealers who surely have no ethics or morals themselves. I don’t mind that my life is on the line due to this matter. I am ready to go to prison if necessary. I will continue my fight against corruption.

I kept recorded evidence with me because most of the time people have asked me to prove the points I make regarding corruption. They request evidence and accuse me of just levelling allegations. Here is all the evidence that you need.

The Yahapalana government came to fight corruption, but then it was overtaken by thieves. I also have call recordings pertaining to the Treasury bond scam. I have call recordings of Arjun Aloysisus calling me to offer money to conceal the details pertaining to the scam.

My uncle, Vijaya Kumaratunga was killed for speaking against this corrupt system. My uncle Carlo Fonseka was the only physician who gave back his payments to the government saying he is paid too much. I come from a family like that. I am the only MP who does not take most of the allowances we receive as MPs.

It had not been my intention to make the recordings of his conversations public. The recordings were seized by police from my home violating my privileges as an MP. I only kept them secure in hard disks for my own protection as this is a country where people constantly change their opinions. I had recorded his phone calls as part of his crusade against corruption.

To all the informers, judges, government servants and CID officers whom I have had conversations with over the phone, I say that we did all this not to release the recordings to the public, but to put behind bars those who had robbed the hard-earned money of innocent people of this country. We haven’t given up this fight.

I have heard Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa say that the government is planning to appoint a commission to probe the issue. I fully support this and am willing to appear before the commission with all the information I have."

 

 

 

 

 

 

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