by Zacki Jabbar
UNP MP Ranjan Ramanayake, who is under fire, following a leak of his telephone conversations during the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe administration, says the investigative methods adopted by him may be questionable, but the ultimate objective was to ensure truth and justice.
Ramanayake said last week that his actions were aimed at unravelling serious crimes such as mega corruption, murders and injustices caused to public officials.
“The manner in which I conducted inquiries may be questionable, but it was motivated by a desire to expose wrongs that had been committed and ensure victims were able to obtain just remedies,” the MP noted, adding that a cross section of politicians in the country would be exposed if independent investigations were held into his telephone discussions.
Ramanayake said that instead of carrying on a witch-hunt against him, the Rajapaksa government should permit the authorities to do their job without any political interference or pressure.
Police said that the report of the Government Analyst on some of the recorded telephone conversations between Ramanayake and government officials, Ministers, MPs and judges, was expected this week.
According to Minister Wimal Weerawansa, there are 121,000 telephone calls between Ramanayake and various persons over the last few years