Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake said that legal action will be taken against Lanka C News for falsely implicating him as a suspect for the recently hauled Cocaine on Tuesday (14).
Addressing the media yesterday (15) he added that the report by Lanka C News suggest that the cocaine belonged to Karunanayake.
Karunanayake who labelled Lanka C news report as a lowly form of mudslinging further asserted that he had no connection to the cocaine haul.
"This news website is run by Rajapaksa loyalists such as Namal Rajapaksa and Wimal Weerawansa. These sources cannot be trusted and I will take action against their false implications levelled at me," he said.
He noted that the country had received Rs 10,000 Mn for the sole purpose of development, and added that Sri Lanka's export has exceeded imports.
"However the debts incurred by the Rajapaksas cannot be paid off by loans and must be done through income generation," he said.
State Minister for Finance also criticized those who accused the government of using the STF for the purpose of conducting the raid on the Cocaine.
"Why can't we use the STF? There is no legal barrier to do so. We did it for the benefit of the people. These government bodies exist to fight corruption of all sorts," he said.