Tourism Minister denies any hand in egg throwing incident


Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga yesterday, January 31, denied reports that he was involved in Sunday’s egg attack on JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake, at Kalagedihena. He has requested President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to order a thorough investigation into the incident.

In a social media post, Minister Ranatunga has stated that he denies the reports and as the Gampaha District SLPP leader strongly condemned the attack.

“I recognise and respect one’s democratic right to hold a political rally not only in the Gampaha District but anywhere else,” says the Minister while calling for a thorough probe into the incident.

Minister Ranatunga has also posted on social media the letter he has sent to the President.