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Media personnel should declare their assets: Ravi

2017-09-08 13:03:10
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Former Minister Ravi Karunanayake said today in Parliament that all media personnel should declare their assets and liabilities.

He said this while making a statement referring to a media report that most MPs had not declared their assets and liabilities.

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said he had no authority to demand assets and liabilities of media personnel.

Meanwhile, JVP MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake proposed that it could be done by the Media Ministry. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 31

  • PENT HOUSE PET Friday, 8 September 2017 14:51

    MPs will have many many pages to fill up in their declaration - not the media ones. - Do not try cheep tricks to creep into the limelight (after your PRIDEfull behaviour) by such utterences. At least no media person (to my knowledge is a monarch like you ) stays at your apartment complex or was financed by others to stay there ( leave aside a pent house)

    Reply : 11       45

    sss Friday, 8 September 2017 14:51

    No legal actions for this person's misdeeds?

    Reply : 3       54

    Premalal Saturday, 9 September 2017 10:35

    A man caught with his hands and feet inside the till.

    Reply : 0       4

    Ronnie Bugger Friday, 8 September 2017 14:57

    Have you done yours ? Is the Penthouse at Mercury Towers included in your list? Does the IR Department maintaining an active file on you. Speak for yourself first.

    Reply : 4       58

    Nizam Friday, 8 September 2017 14:58

    But up now have all politicians Parliament

    Reply : 2       29

    sanith Friday, 8 September 2017 15:00

    Hahahaha...and we elect these clowns to run our country. How stupid are we as a nation. Media are private individuals doing a job, not elected thieves who rob us...

    Reply : 7       53

    Martin Milton Friday, 8 September 2017 15:10

    Why is this one not in jail yet? I was under the impression he was guilty of massive fraud. People lying under oath is also of deep concern! MM

    Reply : 4       45

    132h Friday, 8 September 2017 15:11

    very petty ravi

    Reply : 3       25

    ameer Friday, 8 September 2017 15:18

    Not only media, Customs and Inland revenue all persons should declare, they are the people silently become rich than others, others just make noise not the money.

    Reply : 2       48

    saravanamuthu Friday, 8 September 2017 17:24

    Well said good suggestion.

    Reply : 1       33

    Silva Friday, 8 September 2017 15:35

    All this is happening because you lot are failing to go after the Rajapaksas criminals that they are coming for this Government!?

    Reply : 6       23

    sunil Friday, 8 September 2017 15:38

    not only media, what about the lawyers and Doctors most of whom do not issue any receipts for paymenst

    Reply : 0       38

    daham Friday, 8 September 2017 15:59

    rathu ali patiya hama thissema aga allanawa neda.

    Reply : 3       9

    chandra Friday, 8 September 2017 16:07

    Sorry Hon. MP. Media personnel do not remember the way they acquired their wealth and their wives and faugters were involed to acqire those. Otherwise they ate ready to disclose. via DM Android App

    Reply : 4       22

    Senewi Friday, 8 September 2017 16:30

    Under the proposed act on tax all the citizens will have to declare their assets once the tax files are opened for every one .

    Reply : 0       28

    PARAMANATHAN K Friday, 8 September 2017 16:41

    He is barking at the moon. He is lucky to be out.

    Reply : 5       18

    Thilak Friday, 8 September 2017 17:17

    Cheap talk Ravi, if not for media personal timely exposures corrupt politicians of ur calibre will still be thriving in high positions.

    Reply : 4       20

    sathees Friday, 8 September 2017 17:56

    This statement speaks the Education level of our politician. MP is a public servant, media personnels are not. RK know the differance first.

    Reply : 4       16

    Dhammika Friday, 8 September 2017 17:56

    FIRST , It must be the politicians in power , then the rest . So set an example first .

    Reply : 0       15

    mnsmart Friday, 8 September 2017 18:32

    Their assets include a pen sharper than a sword, pair of eyes similar to an eagles, a camera which will capture good and bad and ears which could hear a whisper

    Reply : 1       16

    Royce Friday, 8 September 2017 18:40

    You are supposed to be in Prison! TAlking crap now.

    Reply : 4       15

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 8 September 2017 18:43

    There will be only a court fine of 2000 Rs if MPs and Ministers do not declare their assets and liabilities. It is more expensive to employ an auditor.

    Reply : 1       12

    Raj Friday, 8 September 2017 18:57

    Media people will follow you! Can you do that first please?

    Reply : 1       11

    Pibi Friday, 8 September 2017 19:08

    How about you....?

    Reply : 1       14

    malij Friday, 8 September 2017 19:09

    Apart from all the politicians, all the people who are in professions where corruption could do lot of damage to the country should declare there assets. All the top level government servants (including Police, Judiciary, Health and Education), and officials of all pressure groups engaged in political and politically related activities (including media people) should come under this net.

    Reply : 1       19

    Citizen Friday, 8 September 2017 19:24

    What a pathetic man

    Reply : 4       16

    Asanka Friday, 8 September 2017 21:18

    Please, not this guy again!

    Reply : 3       15

    rohan Friday, 8 September 2017 21:20

    Please make sure to obtain the Asset details from their wife’s. Loku Hora podi horu hoyanawa

    Reply : 3       13

    jayantha Friday, 8 September 2017 21:24

    He thinks the public are idiots .

    Reply : 5       13

    Aquarius Saturday, 9 September 2017 13:11

    You were exposed by the media and now you want to get at them. While you are still polluting the Parliament, please ask the members of that house, as well as all public servants - from grama sevakas to MPs and Ministers - to declare their true assets. Mandatory for doctors and lawyers too, everything including fees collected without receipts.

    Reply : 0       3

    Thilina Saturday, 9 September 2017 13:39

    Look whose doing the talk! An infamous black sheep who benefited the most from corrupt deals! Hon. MP please have ur assets declared first because it's four fingers pointed at you when u try pointing one at innocent category of people.Shame on you!

    Reply : 1       5

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