Conspiracy behind Ranjan’s arrest : Semasinghe

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State Minister for Development Banks and Loan Schemes Shehan Semasinghe said there may be a conspiracy behind the arrest of United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake to defame the President and it is worthy to inquire as to who is behind this course of action.

State Minister said so during a news briefing that was held yesterday at his residence in Anuradhapura.

“There is nobody in our government who was involved in the course of actions taken by the Police and the courts. Do not interpret these actions as political revenges. We have to inquire as to who has given a helping hand to continue these actions.

In the past, the UNP had politicized the police severely. As the new government, we have given opportunity to law-enforcing institutions to implement law independently.

“I repeat with responsibility what is being implemented at present are not the policies and the course of actions of the government. But, if some malpractice has happened or another person has concealed corruption or secret information, it is more important to find out the reason independently about them”, he said.

State Minister added that the opportunity has been given to the police so that they could act independently and that they keep an inquiring eye on the activities of the police to find out whether they carry out their responsibilities impartially.