Jul 28, 2017

Ravi is under pressure by UNP MPs to resign! Featured

A group of UNP politicians is going to propose to prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that Ravi Karunanayake should resign from his ministerial portfolio before a no-confidence motion is moved against him over the Central Bank bond scam, reports say.

This group met with leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella on July 25 and sought a meeting with the PM to discuss the matter.

The PM has promised them a meeting after August 02, when Karunanayake is to appear before the presidential commission investigating the scam.

‘Ravaya’ reports that several MPs from both the UNP and the SLFP have decided to support a no-confidence motion against Karunanayake.

This issue will also be discussed when the ruling SLFP MPs meet president Maithripala Sirisena today (28).

Meanwhile, political analysts suspect that evidence about an apartment bought by Karunanayake has been made to the presidential commission with the intention of the key partners to the scam to evade accusations by sacrificing him.