Deputy Minister and UNP MP Ranjan Ramanayake had accompanied a group of journalists from Swaranavahini on the raid that had been carried out on February 3, along with the Police. However, the raid had not been permitted to be telecasted in the news until Friday (6).
When inquired, Ramanayake had been informed that the delay is due to ‘instructions from the top’ (ඉහලින් ආපු නියෝගයක් ).
Ramanayake said the super luxury meditation center located in Imbulgoda, Kadawatha is spread over eight acres and over Rs. 1000 million must have been spent on constructing the premises that is equipped with ebony furnishings, Italian bathroom fittings and a helipad. He said the location is said to have been the abode of ancient King Walagamba.
He also said that over 60 Army personnel had been stationed in and around the meditation center to provide security until January 8.