Police raid Ranjan Ramanayake’s home

A Police posse from the Nugegoda Police raided the official quarters of United National Party Member of Parliament this afternoon.

Ramanayake broadcast about 40 minutes of the raid taking place on Facebook, as reporters gathered outside.

Parliamentarian Prof Ashu Marasinghe who was with Ramanayake told RepublicNext that the police had found a pistol in his house, which the MP says is what has been issued to his bodyguard.

However, the permit for the pistol had not been renewed and Marasinghe said the police were attempting to arrest Ramanayke under the Firearms Ordinance.

The Facebook live broadcast showed Ramanayke talking to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya over the phone.

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