Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena admits there are criminals and drug dealers in his party.
He was shown on television, Monday night, speaking at an event saying at times as the SLFP General Secretary he has not been too happy.
This, he says is because there have been criminals including rapists, drug dealers and others in the party which is now governing the country.
Sirisena however did not mention names but said among those criminals are Ministers and Deputy Ministers.
The SLFP has been accused in recent times of protecting Minister Mervin Silva and MP Duminda Silva despite both having serious allegations against their names.
Mervin Silva is known to have links with the underworld and drug dealers while Duminda Silva is facing murder charges.