Ravi at PCoI today- UNP to decide after he responds to allegations

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The United National Party (UNP) is likely to take a decision on Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake based on his response to the allegations made against him at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI), informed sources said yesterday.

A large number of UNP MPs have sought a meeting with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is reported to have said the party should wait till Mr. Karunanayake makes his statement at the PCoI today.

Sources said these MPs were of the view that the party should not support the minister, but were agreeable to the Premier's suggestion.

One of these MPs said it was not fair to take action only against Mr. Karunanayake because several other ministers and MPs from both parties had associated with Perpetual Treasuries Ltd Chairman Arjun Aloysius in the recent past.

“Mr. Aloysius has acted as facilitator for several other ministers and MPs with regard to business deals. Those who are over reacting on the CB bond issue are the ones who have had dealings with him,” he said. (Yohan Perera)

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  • AjithZ Wednesday, 02 August 2017 06:51 AM

    Nothing to decide. If he has taken money (directly or indirectly), which appears to be the case, he has to go. Corruption has to be punished as much as possible. Lets see what's going to happen.

    Harry Wednesday, 02 August 2017 07:10 AM

    It will be the same decision as for Bond Hora as it's like Horage Ammagen Peena Ahanawa wage wedak!

    MONARCH Wednesday, 02 August 2017 07:15 AM

    " One of these MPs said ..... several other ministers and MPs from both parties had associated with Perpetual Treasuries " -- If so - then why due you not expose them - ? Also were they guests in the Monarch apartments followed by the (respective) apartments being bought over for them ?

    Maniya Wednesday, 02 August 2017 11:51 AM

    True. and all of those guilty should be prosecuted and punished. but Lets start with this to bring back the confidence on the government and UNP.

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Wednesday, 02 August 2017 07:18 AM

    "Over reacting" on the CB bond issue? Most people don't seem to be reacting enough, over such a highly suspicious deal.

    Henry Wednesday, 02 August 2017 07:21 AM

    Koley wahala gahnna yanawa wagei....

    Haramanis Wednesday, 02 August 2017 07:34 AM

    People - lets not hold our breath. Going by the past actions of this Govt. everything will be swept under the carpet!!

    Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 02 August 2017 09:08 AM

    Not if we have people with balls in the right places.

    Smart Aleck Wednesday, 02 August 2017 03:17 PM

    Yes! Swept under a green carpet with a blue border.

    THE LONG WAIT Wednesday, 02 August 2017 07:36 AM

    To Ranil -> "Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering." - Paulo Coelho - Paulo Coelho de Souza is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist and the recipient of numerous international awards. He is best known for his widely translated novel The Alchemist. Wikipedia

    Freddy Yong Wednesday, 02 August 2017 09:06 AM

    What has your intellect got to do with this. Try it with a different audience.

    raza Wednesday, 02 August 2017 08:37 AM

    Opportunity not to be missed by Ranil to prove he is for Yahapalanaya.

    Dr. A.C.B. Jayaweera Wednesday, 02 August 2017 08:48 AM

    Ranil will shoulder and support Ravi and he will be freed from all allegations, means no justice prevailing in SriLanka.

    Aladeniya Kirimathaya Wednesday, 02 August 2017 08:50 AM

    By protecting Ravi, PM is going to face endless problems in the near future and his reputation will be brought to the bottom.

    Nothing Wednesday, 02 August 2017 08:52 AM

    Nothing will happen to RK. PM will protect him like Arjuna Mahendran. Poor people including me voted for UNP. GOD please help us.

    Lion Viswanathan Wednesday, 02 August 2017 08:53 AM

    While taking a right decision, RW's - (Mr. Clean) name is hanging and now only the letter (N) only remains, let us wait and see how he is going to react.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Wednesday, 02 August 2017 08:55 AM

    It is clear that 75% members in the UNP are not in favour of the PM and Ravi, this is the present status of the party, after the local elections the balance 25% also will drop to 5% for sure.

    cheers Wednesday, 02 August 2017 08:57 AM

    He has robbed in day light but he will deny so is the man and now he is been bran washed by his other college mate and the central bank fraudster the Prime Minister. This is a huge shame for Royal

    Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 02 August 2017 08:57 AM

    The whole world know that Ravi had cheated and PM should not try to save him, he should be sacked and punished.

    shanthapriya Wednesday, 02 August 2017 09:18 AM

    UNP can score lot of points tactfully by removing Mr Ravi from ministerial post temporarily. Will see they are wise enough to do so, or decides to continue with him by supporting his instantly made story .

    Sharon Wednesday, 02 August 2017 09:19 AM

    Just nothing will happen after PCoI.

    Casanova Wednesday, 02 August 2017 09:44 AM

    What to decide? it's written all over his (RK's) face.

    surath Wednesday, 02 August 2017 09:45 AM

    Ravi Wickremanayake has been shady character for some times,he cannot escape,he is currupt,must gu.we will never vote for the UNP if ever Ranil does hoola hoopRanil even you went to Singapore to save Mahendra Rajapaksa withthe otheer Currupt moron Sagala paraya Rathnayakestep down if currupt

    returned ? Wednesday, 02 August 2017 09:48 AM

    Has Ravi returned from the Maldives ? - any chance that the plane got delayed !

    sam Wednesday, 02 August 2017 09:52 AM

    RW will protect him the way he is protecting Mehendran and his son on law, MS has no power to do anything, Ms is a useless President as he will not take any action only talk

    mnsmart Wednesday, 02 August 2017 09:54 AM

    Ideal situation to check the Governments honesty

    HIGH TV RATINGS Wednesday, 02 August 2017 09:58 AM

    The TV ratings will be high during to nights TV news caste ! - CEB - better be prepared and run more machines to pick up a high maximum demand

    Kumara Dharmarathne Wednesday, 02 August 2017 09:59 AM

    Big or Small, treat them alike.

    Premalal Wednesday, 02 August 2017 10:07 AM

    A man got interdicted for a hundredfold lesser offense than this.Looks like our Prime Minister thrives on safeguarding shady dealers. The parliament is supposed to be an august assembly but those inside stink.

    ananda Wednesday, 02 August 2017 11:34 AM

    This is a mess the PM created by taking over the CB under him and appointing a pal of his as Governor. PM too should resign. via DM Android App

    razak Wednesday, 02 August 2017 12:17 PM

    UNP should sack him from the party he is a cancer to the party PM should think of the nation not the party now which will prove that both parties are working towards a nation what we all public want

    Rabba Wednesday, 02 August 2017 03:31 PM

    No! whole party has become a cancer to the nation

    sy Wednesday, 02 August 2017 01:29 PM

    It is high time RW now take all corrupt Ministers including those involved in other matters as well and take a bold decision and regain his cleanliness

    Dr Saliya Raveendra Thursday, 03 August 2017 11:46 AM

    As usual courts and the SL government will say Ravi is inocent.But we all belive karmaya .One day he and his family will pay.They are playin with poor peoples lives.

    CITIZEN Thursday, 03 August 2017 01:08 PM

    Please tell "the Truth, the Whole Truth and Nathing but the Truth!"

    Samitha Thursday, 03 August 2017 02:07 PM

    Step down like a Gentleman with out acting like a baby .


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