Ravi wants to live in Visumpaya; President says no

2017-07-26 10:30:37

President Maithripala Sirisena has turned down three Cabinet papers submitted by Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake including the one seeking ‘Visumpaya’ (Acland House) Union Place, Colombo to be designated as his official residence, sources said.

Visumpaya, which is an official residence of the government, has been used as residence for visiting heads of state and local government ministers.

In the other two papers, he sought the transfer of authority of the Sri Lanka Pilgrims’ rest in New Delhi from the mission in that country to Sri Lanka Branch of Mahabodhi Society. In the other, he sought permission to appoint a Chief of Staff for him.

The President had rejected all three proposals. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 29

  • Palle Wednesday, 26 July 2017 10:47

    His designated official residence should be in Walikada.

    Reply : 3       275

    LANDLORD Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11:14

    No, the luxury apartment

    Reply : 3       62

    Maniya Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11:22

    As long this guy is around UNP will not come to power.

    Reply : 3       140

    Thanks Wednesday, 26 July 2017 14:45

    Very True. Wonderful remark by Palle

    Reply : 4       53

    sachith Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11:17

    This means that ,very soon Ravi will get more and more things including those rejected three.

    Reply : 4       83

    ceylon Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11:21

    if you can do thiswhy cant do these..expell kudu boss minister frm cabinet.take back looted hundreds of billions by your ex regime friends. via DM Android App

    Reply : 7       49

    lankaman Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11:27

    Why can't he live in the 165 million rupee penthouse bought for him by Aloysius?

    Reply : 1       95

    MONARCH Wednesday, 26 July 2017 12:30

    LIVE AS A MONARCH IN THE MONARCH - why suddenly the change of heart - also how about the refurbishment of your house Trying to show the world that you do not possess these assets and "begging" for aroof over your head...

    Reply : 0       43

    Anja Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11:34

    Send him to Shawashank Prison via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       42

    CITIZEN Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11:40

    WHY not live in your own house and get the rent in your wife's name???

    Reply : 0       59

    Pf Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11:43

    The ministers who made corruptions already and made this Government to an uneasy situation(such as SAITM issue) should be removed from their posts and appoint youngsters.President should use his powers correct his cabinet. via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       44

    shantahpriya Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11:59

    we must have a well respected person as a foreign minister in order to tighten links with foreign countries.As Mr Ravi has a serious case against him pending investigations he must spet down temporarily. Why dont those responsible understand this and do the needful for the sake of the country

    Reply : 0       51

    ANTON Wednesday, 26 July 2017 12:27


    Reply : 1       28

    ANTON Wednesday, 26 July 2017 12:28


    Reply : 1       36

    ceylon Wednesday, 26 July 2017 12:52

    if he is ministerwhy not give him this facility .good facilities only for presidentpm and otheir henchnen only . via DM Android App

    Reply : 32       5

    ceylon Wednesday, 26 July 2017 12:53

    tgen president pm and allother ministers also get out frm their government pay luxury residencess. via DM Android App

    Reply : 14       9

    Brainmaster Wednesday, 26 July 2017 14:31

    Yahapalanya cant go on with this corrupt man..... via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       28

    Barry Wednesday, 26 July 2017 14:57

    Next time he will ask Presidents house or Temple trees. Give him a flat in Crow island

    Reply : 1       20

    Citizen perera Wednesday, 26 July 2017 15:31

    Send him to "SLAVE ISLAND". as a slave.

    Reply : 2       19

    saras Wednesday, 26 July 2017 16:10

    President please ask him to resign to save this country.

    Reply : 2       24

    Ajja Wednesday, 26 July 2017 16:21

    This is the first time I hear His Excellancy taking a bold decision.If you were like this to SAITM issue doctors would have never dance to their tune.Be tough at the right moment. via DM Android App

    Reply : 2       16

    eyeam Wednesday, 26 July 2017 16:36

    Mr President. Please sack him. He is disgraceful person.

    Reply : 2       17

    sobers Wednesday, 26 July 2017 16:46

    Right Royal Robbing!

    Reply : 1       17

    MELA Wednesday, 26 July 2017 17:02

    Wait and see. Have faith. President will sack him and investigate and punish these crooked deals

    Reply : 2       11

    Ihale Wednesday, 26 July 2017 17:21

    Why president dont remove Mr. Ravi from his ministerial post at least the Inquiry is concluded. These ministers has retarded Image of Government and leaving him to handle foreign affairs distorts the country image too. via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       17

    nick Wednesday, 26 July 2017 19:23

    this man seems to be eating up people money he already have bad record of his previous work place once ur a fraud ur always a fraud via DM Android App

    Reply : 2       12

    Leelananda Thursday, 27 July 2017 02:57

    Mr President Absolutely a good decision well done

    Reply : 0       6

    Sunil Thursday, 27 July 2017 03:17

    Why is H E the President still waiting? He should take some firm action very soon.

    Reply : 0       7

    M.O.A.Careem Thursday, 27 July 2017 07:17

    rest via independent judiciary

    Reply : 0       5

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