Jul 23, 2018

'55,000 crimes during Mahinda-Gota era'

Megapolis and Western Development Minister Champika Ranwaka says that according to statistics, around 55,000 crimes were recorded during the tenure of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

He also requested to prove links government ministers' links with the underworld or drug smugglers if there are any.

He was speaking while attending the ceremony to launch several development projects in Katharagama area.

Speaking further, he said : “Unlike during the Rajapaksa era, the present President does not visit the drug traffickers’ houses when they were caught to safeguard them. The white van culture is no more. If there are any allegations, prove it with evidence.”