In addition to these powerful ministers, it is also reported that the majority of the 16 members who resigned from the government are also opposing his extension.
Ravi Waidyalankara turns 60 in May and is scheduled to retire from service.
However, many cases of corruption and fraud that had been committed during the previous regime, is currently being investigated under Waidyalankara’s direction.
With his retirement, it is reported that these investigations could be seriously affected.
Meanwhile, another group of government members are of the view that Waidyalankara is vital in carrying on the investigations of these cases of corruption and fraud committed during the previous regime.
Three pronged pressure on Ravi
Meanwhile, according to police internal sources, Waidyalankara is facing pressure from three directions over the investigations that are currently underway.
One segment is pressuring him to expedite the corruption cases and enforce the law to the maximum and arrest the Rajapaksa clan responsible for these crimes, while another set is pressuring him to carry on the investigations without arresting the Rajapaksas.
On the other hand the Rajapaksa clan is also threatening him that he would be taken care of when they return to power, it is also reported.