Minister Should Resign
The Liberal Party
Secretary General of the Liberal Party Mr. Kamal Nissanka, Attorney-at-Law issuing a statement has called upon Mr. Ravi Karunnayayake to resign from the his portfolio with immediate effect. Liberal Party was a signatory to the Viharanmadevi Agreement just before the 2015 Presidential election with 47 groups and now it feels that Good Governance expectations are shattered because of many irregularities in the unity government.
The Liberal Party has closely followed the proceedings of the Commission of Inquiry to investigate and inquire into the issuance of treasury bonds and Liberal Party finds minister’s testimony deeply damaging very existence of our institutions. The Liberal Party that supported the 2015 Presidential Election for the victory of President
The media reports of the Commission of Inquiry to investigate and inquire into the issuance of Treasury Bonds during the period concerned disclose that Mr. Karunanayake is got involved in financial transactions with Mr. Arjun Aloysius, a key personality in the controversial and questionable issuance of bonds by the Central Bank.
If Mr. Ravi Karunanayake is reluctant to resign from the important portfolio he is holding the President as the appointing authority should exercise his powers and take remedial measures as to facilitate the ongoing investigations and expedite the process of law enforcement.
Secretary General, The Liberal Party
August 9, 2017