Jun 03, 2017

Who is the web operator that put Ravi out? Featured

President Maithripala Sirisena is said to have made a statement at the Government party meeting expressing regret over reports that he had carried out the Cabinet reshuffle due to pressure put on him by civil society organisations that played a pivotal role in bringing this government into power, it was reported in today’s ‘Lankadeepa’ newspaper.

Over the past few weeks, Minister Rajitha Senaratne’s son, MP-Chathura Senaratne had claimed that Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake was removed from his post based on repeated calls to the President by himself and civil society organisations calling for a Cabinet reshuffle.

However, expressing his views in this regard, Minister Ravi Karunanayake had told ‘Lankadeepa’that it was the actions of a certain individual operating a web site that was instrumental in him losing his ministerial portfolio as the Finance Minister.

“There are other web operators and they play both sides and switch from side to side,” he had said.

JO to write a book on Ravi

Meanwhile, ‘Mawbima’ newspaper reported that a certain Joint Opposition MP is currently compiling a book titled “Ravi ge Viswasabhangaya- Ravi’s No Confidence”.

The JO-MP had told Mawbima that the book will include many deals and transactions carried out by Minister Ravi Karunanayake during his tenure as the Finance Minister.