Former Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe vehemently denied accusations and clarified his position on various issues, during a parliamentary session today (28). Ranasinghe addressed claims related to his interactions with the Indian ambassador and the appointment of a cabinet sub-committee to address cricket-related problems.
He asserted that his meeting with the Indian ambassador was at the request of opposition leader Sajith Premadasa, and it was not part of any conspiracy. Ranasinghe emphasized that he was unaware of the topics to be discussed until he arrived at the opposition leader’s office.
Regarding the question of land division in Mahaweli, the former minister stated that he had not been involved in any land-related activities since the date appointed by the President. He clarified that the proposal related to land division had been submitted to the Cabinet, and there was no cause for surprise.
Expressing regret over what he deemed as false information disseminated by the presidential media wing, Ranasinghe maintained his innocence in the matters discussed during the parliamentary session.