June 08, Colombo: Six Sri Lankan government Ministers are under surveillance in suspicion of selling state secrets, a local Sinhala newspaper reported today.
Deshaya, the new weekend newspaper launched from June 1stby the Wijaya Newspapers Pvt Ltd, which belonged to the family of opposition MP Ruwan Wijewardena, said that a special top level investigation team has revealed about the six Ministers who have allegedly leaked defense and cabinet secrets to foreign countries.
The newspaper said that these Ministers represent the parliament from Kandy, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Batticaloa, and Ampara districts.
The report further said that these Ministers had received financial and other benefits like foreign tours through revealing the secrets. Investigations are underway regarding one of these Ministers traveling in a small car alone without security to meet a foreign diplomat, the report said.