Ravi should resign respectfully: Dayasiri

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Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara said yesterday Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake should resign until the Bond Commission’s probe was completed and that he would support a no-faith motion if brought against Minister Karunanayake.

“The charges levelled against Minister Karunanayake were of grave nature and could amount to money laundering based on the evidence given at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Bond Issuance,” he said.

“If Ravi is a gentleman, he should step down until the probe is over or he cleared from charges. This is a blow to the Yahapalanaya. Therefore, if there is a no-faith motion against him, I will support it,” Minister Jayasekara said.

He said former Law and Order Minister Thilak Marapana resigned from the portfolio as a gentleman when there was criticism over his involvement with the Avant-Garde issue. “But the charges against Ravi are far worse,” he said.

Referring to the allegations made against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the minister said minister Karunanayake was in the forefront of those who made allegations against him.

“Investigations against Rajapaksas are ongoing. In the meantime, as members of Yahapalanaya, we should be careful not to repeat mistakes of the former regime,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • AjithZ Tuesday, 01 August 2017 07:21 AM

    True, the allegations are very serious. Evidence given related to the penthouse are very damaging. Still, Ravi is expected to give his side of the story to the commission tomorrow. Lets wait and see what he has to say. If he cannot clear his name from these allegations, he should go.

    Yehiya Tuesday, 01 August 2017 10:40 AM

    Till wait to see the final report. But Malik name never come to stage.

    Kamal Senanayake Tuesday, 01 August 2017 07:26 AM

    His background should be scrutinized as far back as the Lalith Athulathmudali era. To the time of the Ceylon Shipping Corporation.

    jagath Tuesday, 01 August 2017 07:31 AM

    You are absolutely correct,this man must step down immediatelyRanil wickremasinghe brought this man Mahendran to the fore fronthe must take 25% of the responsibility,he also has cuurupt dealings with Mahendra Rajapaksa we all know that he met Mahendra the jara past president[rats arse] with the other currupt Sagala Rahtnauyake,must resign and get a far junior post,not worth,filthy bastard'Wijedsa Rajapaksa must be skinned alive and shot a 1000 times,filthy bastard

    Pxx Tuesday, 01 August 2017 07:34 AM

    What's about you Mr Dayasiri? Do you act as a gentleman?Please comment my fellow Sri Lankans.

    Diogenes Tuesday, 01 August 2017 08:01 AM

    Rk, Please resign!

    Foreign Expert Tuesday, 01 August 2017 08:04 AM

    Just because Anika said so !!!

    dulan Tuesday, 01 August 2017 08:06 AM

    Like Nawaz Sharif do you not have unaccounted wealth ?

    sigiriya Tuesday, 01 August 2017 08:07 AM

    From what I have seen, those who enter Parliament suddenly become very rich. The public realize that this wealth is ill-gotten, and we also realize that when evidence against them materializes, the 'accused' find that remaining in Parliament is the best way to save themselves their wealth and and also the best way to inform the public that this is all a conspiracy against them!!!

    yahiya Tuesday, 01 August 2017 08:28 AM

    First resign by Dayasiri, because of tarnished the image of sports

    malij Tuesday, 01 August 2017 06:19 PM

    RK is a rotten egg. Dayasiri also is not a saint by any means and he does not become a one just because he criticized RK.

    Jamis BOND Tuesday, 01 August 2017 08:32 AM

    No! That will never happen. everybody knows he is not a gentlemen type character but a No.1 greedy person. he has already proven to the country.

    Leo Tuesday, 01 August 2017 08:43 AM

    The problem is MP Karunanayake is not a Gentleman. via DM Android App

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 01 August 2017 10:08 AM

    Who is the gentlemen in the Sri Lankan parliament leave alone this whole country?

    Sara Tuesday, 01 August 2017 09:09 AM

    One man talking with "Guts" one man remaining in office with "Guts" but without shame.

    heidi Tuesday, 01 August 2017 09:38 AM

    No politician resigns in this country , didn't you know that?! BTW , nor do they retire!!! That is why it is called the "Wonder of Asia" ! Everyone is "Wandering"!

    Dr. A.C.B. Jayaweera Tuesday, 01 August 2017 09:41 AM

    Shameless Ravi should resign without disgracing Yahapalanaya, other-wise MS

    Lion Viswanathan Tuesday, 01 August 2017 09:43 AM

    The fellow who orders Ravi to resign is also a culprit who played out public money along with Mahinda Rajapakshe, truth cannot be hidden.

    Sanju Tuesday, 01 August 2017 10:01 AM

    Yes ! Disce aut discede !

    Sunil Tuesday, 01 August 2017 01:23 PM

    No it will simply be discede. But, that alone will not suffice. These robbers should be put behind bars and all their ill-gotten gains confiscated. Why is everyone silent?

    Nalin Tuesday, 01 August 2017 10:07 AM

    RK will never resign. He is already trying to hide behind parliamentary privileges. How come a man with no family wealth at all become so rich? But, of course come the next parliamentary elections all the cheap, uneducated voters from Colombo North will be bought over by RK.

    Sincere Tuesday, 01 August 2017 10:32 AM

    “Investigations against Rajapaksas are ongoing. In the meantime, as members of Yahapalanaya, we should be careful not to repeat mistakes of the former regime,” he said... Are you serious???

    daily boru Tuesday, 01 August 2017 10:34 AM

    Yes, but what about you and your former friends?

    nick Tuesday, 01 August 2017 11:11 AM

    okkoma horu via DM Android App

    David Tuesday, 01 August 2017 12:10 PM

    That is the difference between a Thomian and a Royalist!

    shanthapriya Tuesday, 01 August 2017 12:39 PM

    all bad things have learnt and brought into this country by both of the above two elements

    Ravi Tuesday, 01 August 2017 12:38 PM

    Daya how about the college Moto

    Anthony Tuesday, 01 August 2017 01:10 PM

    Your right David, The Difference is that all are rogues

    ceylon Tuesday, 01 August 2017 01:14 PM

    this empty talking jumper cant do any little work in his ministry.his corruotion is hiding under the carpet.one sportsman sent brasil with 45 with him. via DM Android App

    ceylon Tuesday, 01 August 2017 01:18 PM

    due to one statement all have gave their judgenent.jungle thinkers of labka.paradise of theives and paradise of fools. via DM Android App

    Be Fair Tuesday, 01 August 2017 02:01 PM

    Tell me one guy out of the 225 MP's who have any dignity, respect or Honour?

    Sunil Tuesday, 01 August 2017 08:03 PM

    I know one MP. He is a member of the JO from the Ampara district

    Labby Tuesday, 01 August 2017 02:55 PM

    Why isn't anybody asking Mahinda Rajapakse to step down from his parliamentary seat? Isn't there an investigation into his stealing billions of dollars? What hypocrites are we? No wrong doer should be tolerated; not Ravi, not anyone.

    OMG Tuesday, 01 August 2017 04:17 PM

    why wait till resign, they should be terminated. Even if they resign or terminated. Public should know what gov did with their ill-gotten wealth. All money/assets should be recovered to gov and made a separate account for these recoveries to show yearly accounts of ministers.

    razak Tuesday, 01 August 2017 04:33 PM

    Well said sir, Dayasiri JayasekaraRavi should step down until its prove that he is innocenceif he is from Yahapalanaya.

    Mason Tuesday, 01 August 2017 07:00 PM

    Politics is no more respectable and neither are the politicians. So do not expect the impossible to happen. Today Politics is a money making game, and Ravi has done just the same. Just like Arjun Mahendran fromer Governor of Central Bank, Ravi Karunanayake too is a Blue Eyed Boy of the PM, so he stays protected.

    ET Wednesday, 02 August 2017 06:22 AM

    If Ravi has done what Aneka said, he should be taken to task. But why isn't Yahapalanaya appointing a commission to investigate Rajapakses ? RW having a deal when MR tared Kotte road ?

    rohani Wednesday, 02 August 2017 08:43 AM

    MINISTER DAYASIRI MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS. PLS LOOK AFTER YOUR MINISTRY AFFAIRS.

    Mahila Wednesday, 02 August 2017 12:06 PM

    Kangaroo Court decisions without testing any evidence. Our legal system is based on, "NOT GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN IN COURT". Respect the rule of law. Being a Minister in the same government and collective responsibility of Cabinet governance should be understood. This is the problem when people with limited exposure intellect and knowledge of Governance become our rulers. Whither Sri Lanka.

    Mahila Wednesday, 02 August 2017 12:10 PM

    "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”- Abraham Lincoln.

    Haha Thursday, 03 August 2017 01:35 PM

    None of you politicians would know what respect means even if it slapped you on both cheeks and kick you on the rump, the way you treat people on the road when you zip about with your convoys of vehicles filled with goons is ample proof of that fact.


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