Ranjan appears before UNP committee over cocaine claims

State Minister Ranjan Ramanayke appeared before a committee appointed by the United National Party (UNP) investigating claims made by him that some Ministers and Parliamentarians consume cocaine.

The committee is headed by Minister Lakshman Kiriella and includes State Minister Eran Wickramaratne, UNP MP Ashu Marasinghe and Presidents Counsel Nissanka Nanayakkara.

Ramanayake later told reporters that he revealed some of the names of the MPs who consume cocaine to the UNP committee.

He said that a full list will be submitted to the Criminal Investigations Department for investigations to be carried out.

Minister Lakshman Kiriella said that the committee will be submitting a report to UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe. (Colombo Gazette)

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