By Shiran Ranasinghe and Methmalie Dissanayake
State Minister of Highways, Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development Ranjan Ramanayake yesterday (18), said that he had revealed the names of politicians, including Members of Parliament, who allegedly consume cocaine and other illegal narcotics to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya on 17 February.
Speaking to Ceylon Today, Ramanayake said that he revealed those names to the Speaker via telephone. “I would not reveal these names to the Media and the general public as there should be a thorough investigation first.
This list contains names of some current Cabinet Ministers, former Cabinet Ministers and some people who currently engage in politics,” he claimed.
Furthermore, he claimed that it is not a secret that some politicians, including current and former Cabinet Ministers, Provincial Councillors and Local Government Members have become billionaires by being involved in drug trafficking. “There are clear suspicions that the MPs who behaved indecently and aggressively inside the Parliament Chamber last November had consumed narcotics prior to entering the Chamber,” he alleged.………………….
By Sujith Hewajulige
The Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) of the police has unearthed that the notorious underworld criminal Makandure Madush has deposited as much as Rs.10 billion in 23 bank accounts here and in Dubai.
According to top police sources, Madush who was arrested in Dubai by the Dubai police has earned a colossal amount of money by smuggling cocaine and heroin, extortions and contract killings. Besides, it is learnt that he has invested his earnings in the construction of buildings………………..
A special Police team is ready to leave for Dubai to question drug kingping Makandure Madush now in Police custody in Dubai, soon after permission is granted by the Dubai authorities.
Police sources said that this special Police team comprises officers from the Criminal Investigation Department and Police Special Task Force. The Sri Lanka Police have already made a request from the Dubai authorities to provide them an opportunity to question the suspect through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs…………………………
The Police Special Task Force (STF) has launched an investigation to find out the assets belonging to the underworld members, who have been arrested in Dubai, along with the notorious drug kingpin Makandure Madush.
The STF has already conducted investigations regarding a five-storey building at Maligawatta believed to be owned by mobster Kanjipani Imran………………………….