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Former Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake, in an interview with Daily Mirror, said that the Central Bank is absolutely corrupt and inefficient.

MP Karunanayake, who resigned from his ministerial portfolio over allegations related to the Central Bank bond scam, said the truth will prevail after the report is out.

He refused to deal with allegations against him at length in the interview. Instead, he said he would discuss them after the report was released by the Bond Commission.

He said the biggest problem faced by him and the current Finance Minister was the Central Bank, which is absolutely corrupt and inefficient.

“It has stooges of the former governor. No amendment has been made to correct it. You could see it by its performance. You see the economic growth rate coming down to 3.4%, the inflation rising to 8.4%. These are what the opposition would like to see. These are the elements that ran the economy down then. The govt has changed, but not the officials. They are detrimental to the economy of the country,” he said.

He said ‘these Central Bank people’ live in cocoons and try to toe the agendas of other people. “I say it with absolute responsibility that crooks are still remaining there,”he said.  (Kelum Bandara)

Read the full interview

  Comments - 36

  • Leo Thursday, 28 December 2017 10:35 AM

    It should probe corruption not losses and make a joke out of presidential commissions

    RAPACIOUS Thursday, 28 December 2017 12:28 PM

    The more Ravi opens his trap - the more we are convinced of his deeds and deals.

    benz car on retairment Thursday, 28 December 2017 08:06 PM

    Dont beat the bush

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 28 December 2017 11:23 AM

    The target of all Sri Lankan politicians is "what he gets out of it". Any development, law or governance is based on this attitude, thus our country has slipped and slipped back since independence while other countries have progressed at least slowly but surely.

    Sunil Thursday, 28 December 2017 11:34 AM

    We are sad that the PCoI on the bond scam has so far missed its targets.

    DD Thursday, 28 December 2017 11:37 AM

    Are you still the FM?

    Royce Thursday, 28 December 2017 11:48 AM

    Aren't you the one to give advice, laughable.

    Saman Thursday, 28 December 2017 11:49 AM

    Funny guy.

    Darrel Thursday, 28 December 2017 11:53 AM

    Why don't you mind your own business you crook!

    robert Thursday, 28 December 2017 06:11 PM

    Does Own business mean bond scaming?

    Qatar Thursday, 28 December 2017 12:00 PM

    Look who is talking....

    nick Thursday, 28 December 2017 11:59 AM

    oh here we go central bond hora is back in action with national carriers via DM Android App

    Tom Thursday, 28 December 2017 12:06 PM

    Problem is targets in the agenda of politricks.

    Kevin Thursday, 28 December 2017 12:09 PM

    It's too sad that corrupted people say something against another set of corrupted people and we can't do anything but just simply listening.

    Jerry Thursday, 28 December 2017 12:22 PM

    Exactly : Rajapalanaya 2 Yahapalanaya

    masoni Thursday, 28 December 2017 02:24 PM


    Raj Thursday, 28 December 2017 12:41 PM

    Please do not prove again and again to us that Politicians are shameless!

    Wijeweera Thursday, 28 December 2017 02:23 PM

    Not only them, the socio-religious cultural background produce the kind of people....

    Nirwastra Thursday, 28 December 2017 01:11 PM

    See from where he is talking?

    Ali Hu Kai Thursday, 28 December 2017 01:15 PM


    shanthapriya Thursday, 28 December 2017 01:33 PM

    Otherwise I would not have done the so called bond scam with the help of Mahendran

    Kadmin Thursday, 28 December 2017 01:51 PM

    Trying hard it seems to get back into the spotlight.

    Thilak Thursday, 28 December 2017 02:05 PM

    Who believes in these stupid utterences he's made a concrete mark as every one who..

    Dee Thursday, 28 December 2017 02:15 PM

    Very true sir! Imagine it being run by an equal or more comparable minister ?

    rohantha Thursday, 28 December 2017 02:23 PM

    Pot calling the kettle black

    Casanova Thursday, 28 December 2017 02:24 PM

    People talk their unconscious mind and think that everyone is like them.

    Mason Thursday, 28 December 2017 06:26 PM

    Ravi, presume your remarks include the ex Governor Arjun Mahendran. Do not for a moment forget that RW was his protective God Father and did not want to ditch him, in spite of requests from many quarters.

    Yousuf Thursday, 28 December 2017 07:01 PM

    Can we get back ‘AM’ as the governor to put things correct at CBSL Mr ‘RK’ ??

    aka Thursday, 28 December 2017 07:35 PM

    First of all, he does not seem to understand capabilities and the limitations of the CB. If the government is messing around, CB simply can not make that go away. Secondly and more importantly, how do you think these allegations are going to affect the investor confidence? When the former FM himself is making these allegations.

    Sambo Thursday, 28 December 2017 07:52 PM

    The downfall of this country is due to corrupt and uneducated people governing this country. Mr. RK saying the Central Bank officials are in efficient and corrupt, he is a part of it too. He just cannot escape by blaming other.

    pali Thursday, 28 December 2017 08:11 PM

    From the day one your attempt was to plunder the central bank, you did so well with Mahhendran but it was a flop due to leak out by some patriotic officers of central bank,you are unscrupulous corrupt fellow ,who should spent remaining time of life in jail.

    RANJA Friday, 29 December 2017 11:54 AM

    My bet !! UNP will lose votes as long as they keep this man in the party

    Mudalithumaa Friday, 29 December 2017 01:48 PM


    Mohamed Ameer Friday, 29 December 2017 08:22 PM

    Hey Ravi,Whole educated Sri Lankan knows about you. Still you trying to white wash your face. Really Sorry. Your card is now turn down. Next election I hope people of this country will vote for shameless politician. People are waiting to give a lesson to jarapalanaya for next election.

    Kadiya Saturday, 30 December 2017 08:10 AM

    He was absolutely blind then, he's got his sight back only now ans it's too late!

    sena* Saturday, 30 December 2017 06:53 PM

    you are persona non grata,PM said so when he appeared in commission

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