Proper if Ravi steps down: PM

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is reported to have indicated that it will be proper if UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake steps down from his post as the assistant leader of the party.

This was revealed by the Prime Minister, when he presided over a meeting with the leaders of the parties aligned with the UNP.

Meanwhile it was also revealed by UNP sources that the commission appointed to look into the action that had to be taken against any UNP member found to have been involved in the bond scam had also recommended that Mr Karunanayake should be removed from his post.

The committee headed by Minister Tilak Marapana was appointed to look into whether any UNPer is involved in the scam and to advice the party leadership on what action should be taken against those who are involved.

  Comments - 31

  • ANTON Tuesday, 30 January 2018 10:15 AM


    Banda Tuesday, 30 January 2018 02:04 PM

    Actually, Ravi is a very small fry when compared to the big crooks who earned huge sums in the bond scam. It is now an open secret that Ranil masterminded the entire sting'

    Appu Tuesday, 30 January 2018 10:20 AM

    Proper if steps down. Not better to sack him?

    Dam Tuesday, 30 January 2018 10:21 AM

    Excellent ...Whatever it is UNP have set examples but not SLFPRemoving from Finance Ministry, Justice Minister and maybe more

    rajitha7 Tuesday, 30 January 2018 10:29 AM

    UNP had to be dragged kicking and screaming into good governance.

    alex Tuesday, 30 January 2018 03:38 PM

    but couldn't do any of that with MR

    shanthapriya Tuesday, 30 January 2018 10:30 AM

    If UNP take firm action against all involved to remove from the party , they will have good chance to win LG election. Also a good example set

    willowsd Tuesday, 30 January 2018 10:31 AM

    At last some sense?.

    Sincere Tuesday, 30 January 2018 10:32 AM

    Ravi, You served your master so faithfully, and now the master is hitting you back. So, better to leave now and never to return!

    rajitha7 Tuesday, 30 January 2018 12:36 PM

    His "master" is the public. That is why he known as a public servant. Ripping off the public is not being faithful - is it?

    Mr.Action Tuesday, 30 January 2018 10:32 AM

    This suggestion shows the UNP is in the proper pathway,and entire Country too welcoming cleaning the party and when taking action who wever maybe please show cause.Trust the other parties will follow the same way,to make the entire parliamentarians are with clean suit only to work upliftof the Sri Lanka economy.

    Fedi Tuesday, 30 January 2018 10:49 AM

    We think the same.We know Ravi K has done a lot to the party to come today being a government. But he should now leave his fate to the courts and continue his scarification to the party to be clear IF THEY HAVE DONE ANYTHING WRONG.

    cheers Tuesday, 30 January 2018 10:50 AM

    Ravi your best time to spil the beans

    DJ Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:06 AM

    Seems like there is no clarity in your leadership with the party and the country. You appointed the CB governor and you allowed your henchman to deal with him and his clan. Now you act a saint. If at all you should resign first

    Daham Tuesday, 30 January 2018 12:59 PM

    Well said.

    Danny Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:06 AM

    Ravi has to step down not only from the post of Asst Leader but also as a MP if the UNP is to be regain lost ground after the disclosure by a Presidential Committee where two respected Judges of the SC figured

    Summa Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:07 AM

    RK, along with another appointee by the PM, Suren R. of Sri Lankan Airways should be sacked. The rogues are tarnishing PM's reputation and PM should also know what the public is expecting.

    Brainmaster Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:50 AM

    Better if Ravi resigns from his MP post too. via DM Android App

    mk Tuesday, 30 January 2018 01:20 PM

    What about you also?

    sobers Tuesday, 30 January 2018 01:45 PM

    Enough of Talks. We need action. Many UNP votes will be lost during the forthcoming elections as a result. This is my survey!

    Chandu Tuesday, 30 January 2018 01:57 PM

    Ranil you ought to step down first and set up example for others because you are directly responsible

    jaliya Tuesday, 30 January 2018 01:59 PM

    Sorry, its too little and too late ... Ravi should have been removed from the post of Asst Leader of UNP from day one. I mean the day the CB bond investigation began. As a leader you fail to show the voter that you are a leader who is committed fair and in control. Ravi should not serve as a member of the parliament. .... voluntarily if not departed he should be removed from the elected position too.

    Samitha Tuesday, 30 January 2018 02:21 PM

    Mr. DJ - CB Governor appointed by President of Sri Lanka.

    Sujeewa Dias Tuesday, 30 January 2018 02:37 PM

    can't it be a political tactic?

    Rasika Tuesday, 30 January 2018 02:44 PM

    මිනිස්සුන්ව රවට්ටන්න ඇය් දෙය්යනේ මෙහෙම දේවල් කරන්නෙ. මේ ගනුදෙනුවේ මහමොලකාරයෝ වෙන කව්රුවත්.

    Dr Laksman Senanayaka Tuesday, 30 January 2018 03:04 PM

    Ranil is making sure Ravi is going behind bars for sure.

    Lee Tuesday, 30 January 2018 03:08 PM

    Ranil= Singappore Lee Quan U . One who punish his closure unlawful people

    kaboos Tuesday, 30 January 2018 03:10 PM

    Ravi is a deceptive leader PM should not ask step down he should be sacked immediately

    Haramanis Tuesday, 30 January 2018 05:48 PM

    Dear Ravi - Please come back full-time to the Karunka business

    Palli Kanda Tuesday, 30 January 2018 06:38 PM

    Ranil, I thought you were grooming Ravi to take over the leadership when you retire? Why sudden change of plans?

    RMBSenanayake Thursday, 01 February 2018 08:45 AM

    Ravi is a young leader with great potential. he should step down now and preserve his future.

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