Gampaha District parliamentarian Wasantha Senanayake has reportedly used a group of persons in a white van to intimidate people who pose a threat to his iron business.
The latest strategy adopted by the parliamentarian to collect his dues from clients is to use persons in white vans to roam the areas of those who have to pay him money.
It has been revealed that the parliamentarian had used a white van group to intimidate one Neal, who is engaged in the iron business, and his family.
The parliamentarian had used the white van group to threaten Neal following a dispute over the purchase and re-sale of a stock of iron brought from the HNB auction at Rs. 450 lakhs.
The parliamentarian had asked Neal to buy the iron from him according to the weight. The businessman had therefore paid a sum of Rs. 390 lakhs to the parliamentarian. However, the parliamentarian had complained to the court that he had not received any money for the iron from the businessman.
Neal had finally paid a sum of Rs. 60 lakhs to parliamentarian Wasantha Senanayake in order to resolve the matter.
Nevertheless, the parliamentarian had not yet informed court that he had received any money for the transaction.