Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka Accuses Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa of Links to Drug Cartel and Casino Moguls.!

-By A Staff Writer

(Lanka-e-News -22.June.2024, 9.00 PM) In a fiery parliamentary speech, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, a former military commander of the Sri Lankan Forces, raised serious allegations against the opposition leader,Sajith  Premadasa. Fonseka accused Premadasa of receiving financial assistance from a drug cartel and casino moguls to fund his political activities and social initiatives, such as distributing school buses and equipment.

Field Marshal Fonseka called for a parliamentary inquiry to investigate these claims, which have sparked ethical concerns about Premadasa's conduct. The opposition leader's sources of campaign funds have long been a topic of speculation, with questions surrounding the legality and morality of these financial contributions.

Adding to the controversy, Fonseka highlighted suspicious financial activities linked to Premadasa's family. He alleged that Premadasa's wife operates salons across various locations in Sri Lanka without paying rent, suggesting financial impropriety. Furthermore, Fonseka implicated a figure involved in a sugar scam as another source of funding for Premadasa's campaign. If these allegations are proven, Premadasa will need to explain his use of illicit funds to the Sri Lankan public.

The accusations have caused turmoil within the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) party, with reports of some MPs attempting to defect to the United National Party (UNP). These attempts were allegedly thwarted by financial incentives from Premadasa's sponsors, further complicating the political landscape.

Fonseka's speech also drew parallels to the late Ranasinghe Premadasa,Sajith  Premadasa's father, who reportedly had connections with casino operators, including a Singaporean mogul who funded his political campaigns. Such historical ties cast a shadow over Sajid Premadasa's current political dealings.

Concerns have also been raised about funds allegedly collected through born-again churches, which are believed to support Premadasa's political activities. These churches are said to oppose the Buddhist majority in Sri Lanka, raising questions about potential strings attached to their donations.

In response to Fonseka's accusations, Premadasa has reportedly instructed his loyal MPs to defend him aggressively. The gravity of these allegations, particularly regarding connections to drug cartels and gambling syndicates, poses a serious threat to Premadasa's credibility and political future.

The potential for an opposition leader to be influenced by illicit businesses is a matter of national concern. Should these allegations hold any truth, they would imply a significant risk to the country's governance and integrity, necessitating thorough investigation and public accountability.

-By A Staff Writer

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