Parliamentarian Ravi Karunanayake who resigned from his ministerial portfolio today questioned why others, against whom allegations had been made, could not resign if he could do so simply because there were allegations against him.
Arriving to his residence at Rajamalwatta after the special statement made in Parliament on his resignation, he said he had resigned with pride from his ministerial portfolio to set a good precedent.
“I have made this sacrifice in order to show the innocent people that they could witness a ‘new dawn’ in future. I am truly grateful for the people who still stand by me even during a difficult phase,” he said.
He said they would continue with this government in a positive manner with the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
However, he said the media institutes had given publicity to him for the past twelve days even more thatn what was given to the President.
“I can tolerate all these things. But is it justifiable to do this for my wife and three children?” he said.
Meanwhile, Mr. Karunanayake’s residence was seen crowded with his supporters soon after he made his statement on the resignation.(Kalathma Jayawardhane)
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observer Thursday, 10 August 2017 19:13
Others did not resign just because your evidence overshadowed theirs.If you have concrete evidence of anyone, you could bring them down.
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peter Thursday, 10 August 2017 19:13
Hero of Central bank scam,If you spend more ,you can collect more acolytes but definitely the nation expects you to return the plunder so spend carefully. ,
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ANTON Thursday, 10 August 2017 19:21
BECAUSE RAVI, ......... THEY HAVE HENCHMEN (KULIYATA KAHINA UN) OUTSIDE AS WELL AS INSIDE.
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Jayan Thursday, 10 August 2017 20:12
When will be your boss resigning?
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daham Thursday, 10 August 2017 20:46
Theses people must be worried now as their leader is now powerless.
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PSiva Thursday, 10 August 2017 21:19
Birds of the same feather flock together. No exception here.
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Jhone Friday, 11 August 2017 08:56
Nobody forwarded no confidence motion and also no one talk this much. via DM Android App
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Ranna Friday, 11 August 2017 10:24
RK remember that you were forced to resign and you had no other optionIt is disappointing to see the Buddhist monks at his residence protecting a national rogue
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Chandula Friday, 11 August 2017 11:49
How can this country progress, when there are people who bend backwards to praise thieves and crooks because they are rich. Only so that a dog can eat the crumbs thrown on the floor by the masters. The Sri Lankan people have been reduced to the level of animals. Shame Sri Lanka.. Shame on you people.
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vimal Friday, 11 August 2017 14:26
Now time has come to catch all previous regime thieves.
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Heidi Friday, 11 August 2017 16:59
We wish they would!
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Strategist Friday, 11 August 2017 17:40
Even if you were not a thief you should go because you are so forgetful to hold a responsible office.You don't know who paid for the apartment, you don't know who RK MP is.......Now you are lying to your supporters.
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T0NY Friday, 11 August 2017 18:41
YOU RESIGNED BECAUSE YOU WERE PUSHED TO DO SO. ALL PARLIAMENTARIANS SIMPLY FOLLOW OUR POLITICAL CULTURE
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Mason Friday, 11 August 2017 19:24
Hats off to you Mr Ravi Karunanayake for resigning your position, instead of hanging on to it like a leech. Glad you acted like a gentleman and we are proud of you.
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