Minister of Ports and Shipping Arjuna Ranatunga who has come under severe criticism for proposing the appointment of his brother Dhammika Ranatunga as Chairman of the Ports Authority has deleted all comments critical of his conduct on his official Facebook page.
Ranatunga a former SLFPer and a self styled activist against nepotism and corruption appointed his brother Dhammika who has no experience in the field of Ports and Shipping as the Chairman of one of the country’s most important institutions.
Ranatungas other brother Nishantha Ranatunga has continuously been accused of massive fraud and corruption. Nishantha in addition to being the former Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket, was the former CEO of of Carlton Sports Network (CSN) and Mihin Lanka.
His Facebook page saw a volley of criticism leveled at the conduct of the former Cricket Captain. However, each comment was deleted resulting in users being incensed at the disregard paid to them as voters.
Among the comments which are yet to be deleted was Jude Fernandez’s who wrote ” All you big ministers keep doing everything corrupt and uncouth and then delete the comments of small people like us. Now we know what you really are Arjuna sir. At the beginning you showed us a completely different picture about freedom and justice” he said.
Other users whose posts have been deleted have used other Facebook pages to vent their frustration at the actions of Ranatunga.
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