In a speech made in August 1993, SLFP MP Mahinda Rajapaksa said casino kings fleeced the public making millions and transforming their black money into dollars.
“In the recent past casinos have become entertainment. Joschim was able to appear in photos with high profile politicians. People like Joschim worked to bring casinos and prostitutes from Thailand to Sri Lanka as a business,” Rajapaksa said, referring to a gaming mogul in Sri Lanka in the 90s.
“It is under these circumstances that prostitution, homosexuality and AIDS can come to this country,” he is reported to have said.
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