Mon, 06 Dec 2021 Today's Paper

Ravi blames CB for economic crisis

24 March 2018 06:05 am - 35     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake yesterday slammed the Central Bank saying it was responsible for the bond scam and the present economic crisis.

“The President, Prime Minister, the former president and the politicians are blamed for the economic crisis but no one speaks of the wrong doings which Central Bank officials are involved in" the MP said.

He said the Central Bank officials were to be blamed for the interest rate hikes. “Can a person run a business by borrowing at 16 per cent," he asked.

Joint opposition MP Ranjith Soysa then asked whether the MP was saying that politicians should run the Central Bank and give the Officials of the bank to run the country,

“Sri Lanka will become another Uganda if Central Bank officials run the country," he said.

Mr Karunanayake said the main issue was that central bank officials remained though governments changed. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwadana)

  Comments - 35

  • Jhone Saturday, 24 March 2018 07:10 AM

    Mr RK are you...?

    S.P.RAMKUMAR Saturday, 24 March 2018 07:12 AM

    Do you think Arjun Mahendran is suitable for problem solving,

    Adhoraktha Saturday, 24 March 2018 07:31 AM

    “Sri Lanka will become another Uganda if Central Bank officials run the country," May be he is speaking not from his mouth .

    Ceylon Saturday, 24 March 2018 07:38 AM

    Economic growth is failer of sirisena,ranil and you.dont blame all are stupid fools.these are paper works to do but even papers you fools cant do.resign all of you.

    Dhanuah Saturday, 24 March 2018 02:12 PM

    Don't talk like our politicians it's because of the weather the agri production fell to .8% for that even me and you are responsible

    Haramanis Saturday, 24 March 2018 07:56 AM

    Yes Ravi - you are making out that you lily white aren't you. Actually we all know that you are a black hearted crook!!!

    Sam Saturday, 24 March 2018 08:03 AM

    Ravi it would be advisable to keep your gap shut for a couple of years.

    Sackary Saturday, 24 March 2018 08:06 AM

    sack this man UNP

    Gp Sunday, 25 March 2018 12:30 PM

    Wasting Parliament time with idle talk

    Avantha Saturday, 24 March 2018 08:13 AM

    Shameless RK needs to change staff of CB for him to rob again eadily?

    saranga.walimuni Saturday, 24 March 2018 08:24 AM

    Main issue is politicians make ad-hoc decisions when it should be the central bank leaving them with little or no choice

    Geeth shirantha Saturday, 24 March 2018 08:32 AM

    Loan interest rate is very high. Prices of goods and services are increasing day by day. Responsible officials and politicians are pointing fingers each others . Citizens are in trouble . Who should we complain to?

    Citizen Saturday, 24 March 2018 08:33 AM

    Thanks to your help the crooked governor and son in law did the biggest robbery of public funds in the history of Sri Lanka.

    Ceylon Saturday, 24 March 2018 02:20 PM

    Central bank was not under ravi.ranil got it and controled under him.ravi was finance minister only for name.

    ravin Saturday, 24 March 2018 08:38 AM

    Except the person who was dead yesterday or the child who to be born all others know whom to blame. You also know that not a single place will run smoothly when robbers are in positions. and much more about diyawanna 225 and their stooges.

    Ad Saturday, 24 March 2018 08:53 AM

    What a bull shit.

    Observer Saturday, 24 March 2018 09:12 AM

    Look at, champion of thieves talking about economic crisis

    ANTON Saturday, 24 March 2018 09:25 AM


    Premalal Saturday, 24 March 2018 12:56 PM

    He will ruin it too. He should not be allowed outside prison gates as long as he lives.

    Haramanis Saturday, 24 March 2018 01:57 PM

    RK and his whole jing-bang should be deported to Timbuctoo.

    Sunil Saturday, 24 March 2018 10:22 AM

    Making a desperate bid to stay in politics when he knows very well that he has ruined and robbed the country and has committed political suicide.

    Dhammika Sunday, 25 March 2018 10:33 AM

    With a PENTHOUSE deal as well .....

    Banda Saturday, 24 March 2018 10:25 AM

    Where are the usual comments by green blooded UNP backers who were reluctant to blame Ranil even for his obvious involvement in the CB scam.

    G Odaya Saturday, 24 March 2018 11:25 AM

    Shut up Ravi..!!

    Be Fair Saturday, 24 March 2018 11:40 AM

    RK... you are absolutely right. CBSL is responsible.And for your involvement in it, you should be dealt with, without any mercy. And that is Justice dome

    Ron Saturday, 24 March 2018 12:17 PM

    Bloody crook,he is the one screwed the CB

    Anne Saturday, 24 March 2018 12:54 PM

    Shame on you Ravi .You have nothing worth while to do these days so you go round places uttering whatever coming to your to mouth to hoodwink the masses . Your penthouse deal and other allegations are still to be resolved You ran away from Kotte please don,t insult the masses in Colombo North.

    Nadi Karunaratne Saturday, 24 March 2018 02:05 PM

    He symbolises all that is wrong with the political class. They are incapable of feeling shame or embarrassment. Amongst the 225MP's are there any at all we can trust? They cannot imagine the extent to which the people despise them all.

    Palini Silva Saturday, 24 March 2018 02:43 PM

    Yahapalanaya has no shame. Shall we show him what we think of his opinion? Vote them out and leta get back to development

    Rohan Saturday, 24 March 2018 02:44 PM

    As long as Sri Lanka does not have a mechanism to control the high depreciation of SL rupee against US dollars there is no respite to anyone in the country. I am certain central bank officials capable of doing a solution but politicians override their proposals. We don't have any politician with economics knowledge in the country.

    barcalonaboy Saturday, 24 March 2018 03:07 PM

    "He said the Central Bank officials were to be blamed for the interest rate hikes. “Can a person run a business by borrowing at 16 per cent," he asked." - currently NTB offers its inner circle customers a rate of 18.5% So are we also mad to borrow at this rate?Ravi- pls stop. just, please... stop. it was really funny when you got caught and all. it was funny how you pleaded your innocence. it was still funny how you tried to spin the story when you got caught.but to continue to flog a dead-horse which you were backing and now against is just sad. so for your sake; and ours.. please STOP.

    malij Saturday, 24 March 2018 03:19 PM

    Edelweiss - Clean, Pure, Unblemished, White, as hell.

    Ceylon Saturday, 24 March 2018 03:20 PM

    Ranil took Central bank from all know why.rober mahendran apointed governor.he did only economic growth is 3.2%.nothing happened to thieves unlrss fake noicess.ravi forced to resign.

    Nihal Amarasekera Saturday, 24 March 2018 04:31 PM

    Unashamed worthless uttering.

    Sambo Sunday, 25 March 2018 06:06 PM

    Does he also blame the CB for staying a mansion and denying he did not know who was paying his house rent.

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

A Sri Lankan giving dignified burials to unclaimed bodies for five decades

After their death, most people are memorialized at a service, surrounded by g

Focus on Laggala Gem mining big shots bigger than the law

The truth is now being uncovered regarding an illegal mining racket in state

How and why the TNA was formed twenty years ago

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is now twenty years of age. The premier pol

India lays emphasis on culture diplomacy with Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to inaugurate the Kushinagar Inter