In a press statement today (27), former Sports and Irrigation Affairs Minister Roshan Ranasinghe bid farewell to his post, expressing gratitude to his team and acknowledging the media’s support during a challenging period. Ranasinghe, removed from his ministerial position, stated that he has not made decisions regarding his political future following this critical juncture.
Addressing the media upon leaving the Ministry of Sports, Ranasinghe remarked that “thieves win” and expressed concerns about the state of governance, lamenting that the paradise of Asia has become a haven for corruption. He emphasized that the government was entrusted with stabilizing the country, but this attack targets the very foundations of stability.
The former minister highlighted the challenges faced when working against theft, fraud, and corruption, acknowledging that such efforts come with consequences. Ranasinghe urged the incoming minister to resist undue influence and prioritize effective governance to uplift the state of sports in the country.
He briefly touched upon the historical struggle against corruption and emphasized that politicians need to refrain from seeking protection from former leaders to ensure genuine progress. Concluding his statement, Ranasinghe expressed hope for positive change under the next leadership.