Ravi ridicules the allegation against him in president’s speech Ravi ridicules the allegation against him in president’s speech
Jan 08, 2018

Ravi says he has nothing to do with bond sale Featured

MP Ravi Karunanayake says president Maithripala Sirisena’s revelations about the bond commission report confirm that he has nothing to do with the bond sale.

He says the commission investigated the bond sale only, and not the house her daughter had rented.

Karunanayake was speaking to the media today (08) at Borella cemetery where a function was held to remember the journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge, who was murdered nine years ago.

In a speech on January 05 on the commission report, president Sirisena especially referred to the former finance minister.

The president said the commission has recommended legal action against Karunanayake under the bribery act, as Walt and Row owned by Arjun Aloysius, implicated in the bond scam, had paid rent for a penthouse, and also for having given false evidence at the commission.

The MP said it was unfair to take only the excerpts from a 1,200 page report, against him.

Previously, UNP’s Ajith P. Perera has said his party accepted recommendations in the report.

The Government Information Department says speaker Karu Jayasuriya has decided to convene parliament on January 10 to debate the report, which is yet to be made public, at the request of prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.