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Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake will be better off with another portfolio like that of Cultural Affairs or Buddha Sasana Affairs, the joint opposition said yesterday.

It said the minister should resign as he had made baseless allegations that former president Mahinda Rajapaksa was responsible for the controversial bond sale issue.

“If he didn’t resign, the President should remove him. The country's economy will be saved if instead of his current portfolio he is appointed Cultural Affairs Minister or Buddha Sasana Affairs Minister,” MP Bandula Gunawardana told a news conference.

He claimed the finance minister had attempted to convince people that the bond issue was a result of a gazette notice issued by ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa but the acting Government Printer had told the Commission of Inquiry that Mr. Rajapaksa was not involved in any way.

“When the Printing Department had inquired about the discrepancy in the signatures, the Debt Department had not given specific instructions to avoid using Mr. Rajapaksa’s signature. Central Bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy has also said Mr. Rajapaksa was in no way involved in the gazette notice as claimed by the Finance Ministry,” the MP said.

He said Minister Karunanayake had visited the Central Bank on February 26, 2015 and informed officials that the ministry was in need of Rs.15 billion to pay for the construction of roads.

“This information was sent to the Perpetual Treasuries by then Governor Arjuna Mahendran. On February 27, they won the jackpot. Not a gazette or Mr. Rajapaksa but this government itself is responsible for the bond issue,” he claimed. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Sunil Thursday, 02 March 2017 12:37 PM

    He doesn't deserve any ministry.

    dp Friday, 03 March 2017 08:37 AM

    are you sure that there are anymore plants at temple trees?? RW would have probably sold them too.

    German Jacob Thursday, 02 March 2017 02:28 PM

    RW invites you to be the Gardner to water his plants at Temple trees, can you take up this appointment Bandula?

    Leo Thursday, 02 March 2017 02:33 PM

    Yes let Ravi be the minister of the Buddha Sasana. Mr.President please create a new ministry for Bandula as 7500 family sanvidanaya. via DM Android App

    Jay Thursday, 02 March 2017 03:30 PM

    There are better ministers for the Finance Minister position in the government for sure and you can take the position of Minister of Zoological Gardens!

    daily boru Thursday, 02 March 2017 04:58 PM

    appoint me as the new finance minister.

    vimal Thursday, 02 March 2017 05:01 PM

    CRY BABY CRY......................

    ANTON Thursday, 02 March 2017 09:54 AM

    WELL SAID minister , THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I EVER HEARD A FRUITFUL SAYING FROM YOU, ..... WELL PUT BINDU......

    lkboy Thursday, 02 March 2017 10:19 AM

    Then what does Ravi tax? donations?

    TONY Friday, 03 March 2017 12:04 AM

    ARE YOU PLANNING TO JOIN THE GOVT TO TAKE UP THE FM POST

    Avanka Thursday, 02 March 2017 12:07 PM

    The Finance Minister has rounied the economy of the country there should be a better person to do this and he is the stumbling block of the UNP via DM Android App

    Kadiya Friday, 03 March 2017 06:35 AM

    God forbid!


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