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18 August 2017 11:36 am - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


According to a Gazette notice the Development Lotteries and National Lotteries Boards has once again been reverted to the Finance Ministry.

The Development and National Lotteries Boards was assigned to the Foreign Minister with the appointment of Ravi Karunanayake as Foreign Affiars Minister on May 22, 2017.

Meanwhile Development Lotteries Board Chairman Romesh Jayawardhana said he read about it ing the media but he was awaiting an official intimation.

Several political parties, non-governmental organisations including Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) earlier raised concerns about the two lotteries board being assigned to the Foreign Affairs Ministry as a violation of the law. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 11

  • Sharon Friday, 18 August 2017 12:26 PM

    So now you can see the logic of it being under Foreign ministry. Some poor ministers defended this some time ago. Paw wede....

    sarath Friday, 18 August 2017 12:39 PM

    WHAT A SET BACK TO THE GOVT.Govt shall not go after persons but policies and reason. There was no reason to give it to Foreign Ministry other than greed that Ravi had for money controlling.

    AjithZ Friday, 18 August 2017 01:35 PM

    What a joke. Government clearly admitting that they did the wrong thing to please Ravi buckling down to his demand. How can you run a government like this?

    BUSHEL Friday, 18 August 2017 03:16 PM


    Saman Friday, 18 August 2017 03:39 PM

    What a pity! Clearly this is yet another case of an executive President kneeling down to a minister's pressure.

    dinesh Friday, 18 August 2017 04:46 PM

    a national disgrace! the whole cabinet is responsible for what happened.

    mnsmart Friday, 18 August 2017 04:51 PM

    Now who is going to sell lottery tickets in China , India and other countries?

    Charlesnj Friday, 18 August 2017 06:53 PM

    Another instance when the UNP threw policy and Country to the winds to satisfy the crooked and ambitious!

    jaliya_ Friday, 18 August 2017 07:54 PM

    I wonder how much money he swindled in there ? Oh.... let me guess .... I remember last time I checked one of RK's family members were holding a CEO position there ..... now it makes a lot of sense I am not just simple rogue …. We are a family of rogues !!!

    Ravi Saturday, 19 August 2017 08:45 AM

    What a joke!!!

    Kadiya Sunday, 20 August 2017 04:38 PM

    Lotteries Board back to where it belonged!

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