May 19, Colombo: A parliamentarian of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) says he will reveal the names of four politicians involved in the narcotics trade in the country during the parliamentary debate on the no-confidence motion against the government.
The UNP MP Ajith P. Perera has said that during the parliamentary debate on the no-confidence motion that will commence tomorrow, he will reveal the names of three prominent parliamentarians and one minister linked to the distribution of heroin.
"We have new information regarding three powerful MPs and one minister which information we will disclose along with their names," Ceylon Today quoted the MP as saying.
The no-confidence motion against the government, presented by the UNP, will be debated on May 20 and 21.
The UNP handed over the no confidence motion to parliament on February 21st highlighting the government's incompetency in curbing drug trafficking and asking to reveal the state politicians supporting heroin and ethanol imports.
MP Perera has said that the heroin trade was a serious issue and Sri Lanka had become a central hub for drug trafficking.
He has accused the government of providing security to the alleged European and African drug suppliers living in the country.
The government has failed to eradicate the drug menace despite pledging in the Mahinda Chintana manifesto to eradicate the heroin trade within three years, the MP has charged.
The opposition party has continuously spoken about the increase in the drug menace faced by the country and has urged the government to take action against the culprits including members of the government who are allegedly involved in the drug trade.