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UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake, who resigned from his ministerial post after coming under scrutiny with regard to the role he allegedly played in the bond scam that came into the open last year, may get a ministerial portfolio once again.

It was reported that the party hierarchy had decided to seek the opinion of the Attorney General on the matter.

A decision was taken by the UNP hierarchy to seek the Attorney General’s opinion on whether a case could be filed against Mr. Karunanayake following a request made by him to the UNP Politburo requesting that justice is done if no court case is to be filed against him.

A member of the UNP Politburo told Daily Mirror that Mr. Karunanayake had also informed them that President Maithripala Sirisena had already told him that he has no objection to him being appointed a minister again.

“The party had decided to see whether there is a possibility of re-appointing Mr. Ravi Karunanayake as a minister following a request made to us by him. We have decided to seek the opinion of the Attorney General on this matter,” a UNP politburo member said. (Yohan Perera and Anjula Maheeka Weeraratne)

  Comments - 35

  • Saman Friday, 07 September 2018 08:21 AM

    The good thing is we don't remember anything... ha ha

    Warren Raed Friday, 07 September 2018 03:55 PM

    This will add to the voters distrust.

    Jan Friday, 07 September 2018 04:49 PM

    All we need to ask is what he did is ethically and morally correct and is he fit to hold a ministerial portfolio. Shame on the UNP leadership.

    Premalal Friday, 07 September 2018 08:22 AM

    A government of the crooked by the crooked for the crooked.

    Jan Friday, 07 September 2018 05:12 PM

    Seriously ???

    Kumara Dharmarathne Friday, 07 September 2018 08:32 AM

    If former President,Mahinda Rajapaksa can be appointed as Premier of this countrty,very well Mr. Ravi Karunanayaka is eligible to be appointed as a minister again. Mr. Karunanayaka also has a very strong voter base in his electorate in Colombo.

    ET Friday, 07 September 2018 05:20 PM

    Voter base is not his. Colombo North was nurtured by Sugathadasa former Up deputy leader and Vincent Perera.

    dulan Friday, 07 September 2018 08:33 AM

    Others who took money from Aloysious including Daysiri Jayasakera was not removed from Ministerial posts

    Premalal Friday, 07 September 2018 02:15 PM

    Two wrongs don't make one right. There is a magnitude differencein the two crimes, 2 million Vs. 165 million. Simple harm vs. Murder.

    Leo Friday, 07 September 2018 08:34 AM

    Well done Yahapalanaya, keep apppointing the corrupt to ministerial posts. Now tell me how is any leader different from another.

    Warren Raed Friday, 07 September 2018 03:57 PM

    All these fellows are crooks.

    Samson Friday, 07 September 2018 08:43 AM

    It is time that politicians who cannot remember things, who do not know in whose apartment they live be ministers, which will accelerate the demise of the great party.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 07 September 2018 08:48 AM

    Looks like UNP is digging its grave left right and center. Next will be Sujeewa being awarded a medal for honesty.

    mnsmart Friday, 07 September 2018 08:56 AM

    Ya since all are rouges there is no issue

    Citizen Friday, 07 September 2018 08:58 AM

    Not the Attorney General seek the opinion of the voters and it will be a big NO.

    Modaya Friday, 07 September 2018 09:01 AM

    Better appoint him as minister in charge of banks and sathosa

    Dhammika Friday, 07 September 2018 09:20 AM

    NO difference between RAJApalayanaya OR YAHApalanaya . Rob , Cheat , Lie whether its DEALdasa OR RK , Ministerial portfolio removed and appointed again . WHAT A STATE OF GOVERNENCE ! .

    Sunil Friday, 07 September 2018 09:40 AM

    The President has no objection to guy being made a minister? What yahapalanaya is this? Both the UNP and the SLFP are digging their own grave as they had been doing right from the start>

    ANTON Friday, 07 September 2018 09:43 AM


    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 07 September 2018 09:44 AM

    A gentleman would wait till the case is over but gentlemen under politicians are very hardly to find in Sri Lanka.

    Jamalj Friday, 07 September 2018 12:57 PM

    UNP is get to reformed.

    Deadwood of the UNP Friday, 07 September 2018 02:23 PM

    Adding a forgetful crook who minted money while in the Finance Ministry proves that the UNP also encourage crooks. Those at Hayleys then will know how he was asked to resign by the great Lal J

    S Weerakkody Friday, 07 September 2018 02:39 PM

    Very good desision. He deserve to be come Minister

    CITIZEN Friday, 07 September 2018 02:54 PM

    The Leader of the UNP will be making the biggest mistake and that will, no doubt, regrettably, pave the way for his downfall!

    Azoor Junaideen Friday, 07 September 2018 03:06 PM

    Before the last sunset let the govt take in the remaining dishonest ones into the cabinet.Cant wait for the nxt general election

    SHAME Friday, 07 September 2018 03:08 PM

    "seek the opinion of the Attorney General on the matter." - knowing how the AJ acted when he and he only had to cross examine Ranil and his merry men - his opinion in this matter needs no mention.

    BETTER ONES TO GET NOW Friday, 07 September 2018 03:10 PM

    There are now better penthouses going a begging in the newly constructed apartment/hotel edifices.

    Dhammika Friday, 07 September 2018 04:19 PM

    Any HUSTLER or PLAYBOYs as well . Only PENTHOUSE .

    Pariot Friday, 07 September 2018 03:25 PM

    Make him the Minister in Charge of Bribery Or Corruption Prevention.

    Gihan Friday, 07 September 2018 03:30 PM

    It appears the polecat is to be put in charge of another chicken coop.Watch this space!

    Sara Friday, 07 September 2018 04:19 PM

    Ravi a Minister, Aloysius and the rest discharged, Mahendran Reappointed as CB Governor, Maithree common Candidate 2020, Yahapalanaya "Naya" paid by us, what more?

    DILSHAN Friday, 07 September 2018 04:26 PM

    Very very Sad. This is how the Govt is planning to curb corruption. Sickening! No more vote to UNP.

    Sincere Friday, 07 September 2018 07:47 PM

    Please allow some more time until people forget the reasons why he was removed. Usually Sri Lankans forget things easily, but takes some more time. Then he can come out as Mr. Clean!!

    Nil Friday, 07 September 2018 07:49 PM

    Shame on Sirisena, does he ready to accept this world class rogue as a minister again,what would you going to tell people on central bank plunder?

    VJ Friday, 07 September 2018 09:10 PM

    Incredible country, a blunder of Asia, this man should be in jail.

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