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Bond scam miscreants using Ravi as scapegoat: CaFFE

31 January 2018 03:00 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Referring to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's statement that it was only proper for MP Ravi Karunanayake to step down from his post as the UNP's assistant leader, Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) Executive Director Keerthi Tennakoon today said the major bond scam miscreants had used Mr. Karunanayake as a scapegoat.

Speaking with the Daily Mirror, Mr. Tennakoon said the Tilak Marapana-committee which was appointed to look into whether any UNPer was involved in the scam, had also recommended that Mr. Karunanayake should step down from his post as the assistant leader of the party and refrain from national political activities on behalf of the party.

“Although it is evident that the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) report has revealed that Ravi was answerable to the allegation that the Aloysius Family and their Walt and Rowe Company had paid the rent for the penthouse apartment occupied by Mr. Karunanayake, his role in the bond scam was minute. We are not trying to wash Ravi’s clothes. What we are pointing out is that the major bond scam offenders including the PM are attempting to use Ravi to escape from the allegations levelled against them,” Mr. Tennakoon said.

He claimed that the Prime Minister had carried out a shrewd plan to rob the Central Bank by appointing Arjuna Mahendran as the CB Governor and the whole exercise culminated in the plunder of public funds. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 7

  • Ajith Wednesday, 31 January 2018 04:19 PM

    PM is involved in bond scam is your assumption and no evidence other than hearsay. Your statement "major bond scam offenders including the PM" is false.

    Gamaya Wednesday, 31 January 2018 04:48 PM

    Sorry Mr Tannakoon, Your impartiality is now in serious question. Also dont mix up your facts. Ravi is being faulted for his conduct in relation to Aloysius and the finding that he lied to the commission. As for the Bond issue lets leave it to the A G and others to decide.

    lion Wednesday, 31 January 2018 05:04 PM

    what is this man is saying. Ravi is not dumb he is not fool to sacrifice his political career because of Ranil. If this man had tried to attack MR during his time, for thing he did he may not be among living to day. This is how these people abuse media freedom today.

    De Silva Wednesday, 31 January 2018 07:08 PM

    Your organisation is there to monitor free and fair elections. Not anything else. You are now carrying out somebody else’s contract going beyond your mandate

    Sarath Wednesday, 31 January 2018 07:44 PM

    you are a political stooge keerthi. the bond commission has cleared RW of allegations. Your statement shows you are a MR stooge

    Sumal Wednesday, 31 January 2018 07:52 PM

    Mr Tennakoon speaking out of sense. No wonder caffe was formed by MR.

    sen Friday, 02 February 2018 12:51 PM

    Basically the situation is Ranil organized this robbery under him using Ravi as the CEO and kabir and malik as directors, but officers broke the bank,though the AG asked Montessori questions ,public understand the depth how much Ranil involved,up to legal experts to answer............

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