China’s economic presence in SL needs to be reduced to eliminate corruption

23 January 2015 06:36 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The newly appointed Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake recently revealed that steps have been taken to transfer funds amounting to close to eight billion rupees in an account allegedly maintained by the Former Defense Secretary at the Taprobane Branch of Bank of Ceylon, to the Treasury.

In an interview with Daily Mirror, Minister Karunanayake spoke on this issue as well as other corruption charges against the previous regime, the current state of the Treasury and the new regime’s financial plan for the future.

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  • Pradeep Saturday, 24 January 2015 06:36 PM

    I think from now on all the decision making on Finance, Economy, Investments, Treasury, CB, projects, budgets and tenders should be overlooked, investigated and authorized by a highly qualified and experienced Board of Advisers.This should never be Politicized or handled by single entities.

    Citizen Silva Saturday, 24 January 2015 06:51 PM

    Thank you DM for the Great interview. We like to hear many more of them from other Ministers also.Also if you can interview ex.Pres. Mahinda Rajapakse and ex. CB Governor Ajith Nevad Cabral will be great.

    Sam Saturday, 24 January 2015 05:03 AM

    Kettle calling pot black?????

    CountryFirst Saturday, 24 January 2015 12:07 PM

    Minister Karunanayake states again in this interview that there was no EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) done on the Port City project. But there was a report in the Financial Review (The Island, Jan 22, 2015) in which the China Communications Construction Co. (CCCC) made clear that the Moratuwa University had conducted a 4yr study and that the project was approved AFTER public inquiries were also answered. CCCC had also sought the expertise of several globally reputed construction management firms and listed their names as well.Who is telling the truth?

    aja Saturday, 24 January 2015 07:31 AM

    You Talk from your foot than the brain

    aruna Saturday, 24 January 2015 09:48 AM

    Mr. Minister! Are you working for India?

    Ivor De silva Saturday, 24 January 2015 10:58 AM

    I followed your inter view from start to finish,it was very good,clea and honestly put forward,keep it up finace Minister,I have been an Engineering Professional and I feel that you are on the right trackmove on forward,bring credit to our great nationIvor De silva

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