All charges against Sri Lanka opposition leader could be proved with evidence

Nov 27, Colombo: Southern Provincial Councilor of Sri Lanka’s main opposition United National Party (UNP), Maithri Gunaratne says that he has evidence to prove all charges leveled by him against party leader Ranil Wickremasinghe.

Gunaratne, an Attorney-at-law has handed over a complaint with 20 charges against Wickremasinghe and his conduct that has resulted in the violation of the party Constitution.

He said the party is yet to respond to the letter handed by him calling for an independent inquiry to probe the charges against the party leader.

However, one of the charges leveled against the party leader about his sexual preferences affecting the party’s political progress has caused much controversy.

Gunaratne has said that he had evidence to prove his charge.

He has noted that the main witness in the charge against Wickremasinghe is Matara district parliamentarian Buddhika Pathirana who was suspended by the party leadership recently.

He has added that there are several other witnesses who are ready to come forward when an inquiry is held into the complaint.

According to Gunaratne, the charges made by him are not frivolous and he has evidence to prove each one of them.

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  1. Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe ordered and witnessed the execution of hundreds of innocent young men from Kelaniya area in his torture chamber in Batalanda in 1989 which was confirmed by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry which comprised retired judges. Since Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe committed these horrendous crimes in Batalanda, Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe had to abandon not only his electorate of Biyagama, but also the Gampaha District. Since these murders Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe is an MP without an electorate – thanks to his uncle Junius Richard Jeyawardene’s constitution. Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe recruited a convicted killer and hardcore criminal Gonawala Sunil as his secretary. Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe’s secretary Gonawala Sunil went around killing and intimidating people Ranil Wickremesinghe wanted to be silenced. When Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe was the education minister, officials at the education ministry used to call Gonawala Sunil as Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe’s husband. Gonawala Sunil is one of the earliest criminal gang leaders in Sri Lankan underworld. Gonawala Sunil had major connections with the UNP government at that time. Gonawala Sunil was convicted of the murder, and was serving in prison when he was famously released on a presidential pardon given by President Junius Richard Jayewardene just before the 1982 presidential election. Gonawala Sunil was involved in the massacare of 53 prisoners at Welikada Prison in 1983 and gang raping a 14 year old girl in 1982.

    Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe’s corruption in “LH Plantations” has been highlighted with excruciating details by his very close friend Mangala Pinsiri Samaraweera. Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe’s very close family members own several media outlets which promote Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe and help to prolong Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe’s political survival.

    Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe has lost seveeral elections. Under Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe’s ‘leadership’ the UNP has several of high-profile MPs, hundreds of other elected officials, and millions of voters. Most obviously, because Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe’s appoints the Working Committee of the party that has the only leverage over the leader, and keeps shuffling that Committee to keep it loyal to him. Also because Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe still controls party lists for elections and can effectively block people out of the political process altogether, at least under the UNP. Finally, however, because Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe is still fawned upon within a small circle in the party and because he is still supported be a small coterie of loyalists dating back to his school days.

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