Ravi, PM and Govt. should resign: Namal

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Joint Opposition MP Namal Rajapaksa today called for the resignation of Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake over the latest evidence given at the Bond Commission and added the Prime Minister and the government should also follow course.

Evidence were given to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Central Bank (CB) Bond issuance this week saying Perpetual Treasuries Limited Owner Arjun Aloysius paid the rental of then Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake’s penthouse.

Addressing a news conference, MP Rajapaksa said that there was one law for the members of the Opposition and another law for the government members.

“Had these accusations made against me, anyone in the Rajapaksa family or the Opposition, we would have been put in jail in a heartbeat. However, since the accusations are against one of the government ministers, no action had been taken so far,” he said.

He said even the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) was silent over the issue now and said the anti-corruption secretariat was dissolved with the intention of pampering government members who are accused of corruption.

When asked whether the Joint Opposition will take action against Minister Karunanayake over his alleged involvement in the CB Bond scam, MP Rajapaksa said the leaders of the JO were having discussions at the moment to bring in another no-confidence motion against the minister. (By Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • ceylon Wednesday, 26 July 2017 10:50 PM

    youypur father must resign and give back all the billions looted from the people.also go to jail for kidnapings and murders. via DM Android App

    gamindaw Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11:40 PM

    If Namal is so concerned about this issue he should first divulge the dealings he had with Alosius from 2013 to 15. Very soon it will come to light. Is this man newly born? Just yesterday.

    Wise Donkey Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:15 AM

    Dear Namal Putha, did you read this in the media:UPDATE: Shiranthi dodges CID!

    suresh Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11:44 PM

    We are not in the era where everyone has to listen to you anymore. (Not that Ravi is correct here)

    Wise Donkey Thursday, 27 July 2017 01:06 AM

    Namal Malli, we do think that you too are in the same boat and not qualified to make this remark at all. It's better for you to keep your mouth shut.

    Kadiya Thursday, 27 July 2017 07:12 AM

    Aneda kiyanne!

    Ronnie Bugger Thursday, 27 July 2017 09:37 AM

    He is like the pot calling the kettle black. Pay no attention.

    Ram Thursday, 27 July 2017 02:47 AM

    Namal knows the law. He was arrested after the investigations were complete. Namal was not arrested merely on complaints. Wait for the Commission findings. At present Ravi K is exposed but not the PM. After the findings are made if no action is taken to implement them that will be the time to start an agitation

    Smart Aleck Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:31 AM

    Wasn't there some talk about how he became a lawyer? Is Rodda one of his names?

    Sunil Thursday, 27 July 2017 03:01 AM

    That's the most ethical thing to do. Or else, the people should demand it in no uncertain terms. Enough is enough.

    raj Thursday, 27 July 2017 03:42 AM

    Do you want them to resign in order to restore white van abductions?

    nimal Thursday, 27 July 2017 03:57 AM

    Is what Ravi did worse than helping hambantota?

    malij Thursday, 27 July 2017 07:50 AM

    Surly you must have meant "Helping Hambantota while helping themselves"

    TJ Thursday, 27 July 2017 04:11 AM

    And you should be in Jail and will have same privilege as other inmates ..

    pahan Thursday, 27 July 2017 04:26 AM

    As Namal says the government must resign and allow the family to rule once again. Open talk. What will happen to the pending inquiries, cases etc.

    M.O.A.Careem Thursday, 27 July 2017 05:02 AM

    there........coming to bake.......another cake.....with same heat

    POT CALLING TE KETTLE BLACK Thursday, 27 July 2017 05:22 AM


    nick Thursday, 27 July 2017 06:01 AM

    immature replied by the same moral via DM Android App

    Dee Thursday, 27 July 2017 06:46 AM

    Malli, nikan college days talks danna epa.

    Kadiya Thursday, 27 July 2017 07:14 AM

    Now who is the real 'toththababa'?

    RUWAN KULASEKARA Thursday, 27 July 2017 07:31 AM

    Arjun was a partner of Previous stupid regime so why PM and Ravi need to resign' investigation is on going,

    dulan Thursday, 27 July 2017 07:47 AM

    How nice this will be for you Pa and family

    DGI Thursday, 27 July 2017 08:51 AM

    Is it ok Namal if the Government listen to you? he eeeeeeee...........

    rohani Thursday, 27 July 2017 09:04 AM


    Nana Saturday, 29 July 2017 09:57 AM

    Dont say that. They did so many good things including War, But same time involved in enough corruption, useless projects To hometown), Building Family Kingdom, Thuggery, Drug dealing, misuse of power etc, that's why we cant forgive them while admitting good work did.

    hemantha Thursday, 27 July 2017 09:06 AM

    PM, Ravi and Government should resign and hand over to our family to loot what ever left.

    TONY Thursday, 27 July 2017 09:14 AM


    Katie Thursday, 27 July 2017 09:26 AM

    this brat is trying to fight a man who has 40 years experience in politics. He was not thought of when the PM entered politics. Kids should not interfere in adult politics.

    JAN Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:10 AM

    Keep dreaming go on but never ever dreams comes true follow your fathers foot steps via DM Android App

    Lal.Fernando. Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:16 AM

    I normally do not agree with the Rajapakses , but this time i agree 100% with Mr Narmal Rajapakse.

    Smart Aleck Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:33 AM

    So you want the Medamulana Brigade back in the old game???

    smartgent Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:39 AM

    Namal, before you talk about others, you and Rajapakse family should bring back the Billions looted from the country when your father was in power. Also you all shud answer the white van activities kidnapping innocent ppl who spoke against the Rajapakse family. Disgrace, you are not matured enough to talk about politics.

    Sincere Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:52 AM

    Yes. This is the first time we hear financial malpractices, bribes, corruption etc from a government. Never, ever before!

    Namal Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:54 AM

    Krish Krish Krish................. What is that noise?

    Gobba Thursday, 27 July 2017 12:00 PM

    Dont ask for your PROTECTOR to resign. Then you and your family would be in BIG TROUBLE.

    nazeer reyal Thursday, 27 July 2017 12:47 PM

    namal u are a baby in politics. turn back and see how many times ur father govt. should have resigned for the colossal corruption.

    karthik Thursday, 27 July 2017 01:51 PM

    Well said Namal you all should have set an example first.You all are in the same boat. It is for the people to judge the best out of the corrupt lot.

    ZEBRA Thursday, 27 July 2017 02:03 PM


    Jayagoda Thursday, 27 July 2017 03:14 PM

    Namal baby just stop doing politics, if you want to help people and be in the Govt.just tell the truth, don't touch if it's not yours, give all what you have taken from the people back to the treasury, Give me the black G63. will vote for you.

    Mason Thursday, 27 July 2017 07:08 PM

    The PM and Ravi must resign, let the government continue.

    RATA Thursday, 27 July 2017 07:14 PM

    Baby should resign from politics. You are not suitable for any of the post. You will be soon haunted by TJ.

    ceylon Thursday, 27 July 2017 08:38 PM

    this is another big theif.allready given to government 150 million back. via DM Android App

    Nana Friday, 28 July 2017 08:32 AM

    What's the right you have to call for such resignation of others without you burning yourself for all the Mega Corruption you involved in ?

    nimal Friday, 28 July 2017 11:28 AM

    ssshhhh....ssshhhh...Namal putha just lye low, Now it looks like mummy is also in trouble and trying to hide. Don't know what's round the corner.

    P. de. Silva - Canada Saturday, 29 July 2017 08:59 PM

    What a funny comment , and what does they thinks about the people of the country , are these politicians who are dumb and stupid or the people. This young Namal doesn't have to tell the people , the differences of this politicians , pritty well they knows,but the voters behaves as stupid , some are for their benefits and others doesn't likes to involve or atleast to cast their respective votes , because they thinks who ever who comes good for them and to their families, relatives and the henchman's who licks their feet ,Namal must be thinking that they can come back to power and behaves like before or much more than that by dominating all the rugby clubs and play by this three dream princes and their close associates showing off their show games and also brings down hired sports cars and organized motor races in capital cities and shows off to this innocent their own countryman.and all times they wins and awards given by King

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