A person infamous for taking commissions is behind the attempt to cover-up this marine disaster, charged leader of the 43 Brigade Patali Champika Ranawaka.

Speaking to the media, Ranawaka placed the entire blame on ex-president Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his ring of henchmen for letting the ship with toxic chemicals to enter Sri Lankan waters.

After the ship caught fire and sank, its black box and other materials which could have been used as evidence to seek compensation had gone missing.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa and those closest to him not only destroyed the country’s agriculture by denying fertilizer, but also are responsible for the grave harm done to the Sri Lankan sea for many centuries to come, said the MP.

Justice minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe himself claimed 250 million US dollars had been credited as a cover-up bribe to someone’s bank account, he noted.

Ranawaka urged the minister to reveal that person’s identity and bring him before the law along with Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The MP identified another person involved as a notorious figure in the maritime field, saying the mention of whose name was unpleasant to him.


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