Monday, August 7, 2017

RK: The belligerent but beleaguered Minister

Though the UNP is facing one of its biggest crises over the Ravi Karunanayake affair, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe appeared confident when Parliament met on Friday in a special session to mark the 40th anniversary of his entry to Parliament. The premier is seen having a friendly chat with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.
    The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
  • Sunday, August 06, 2017

  • Bond Commission revelations severe embarrassment to Govt., especially to the UNP; party stalwarts also ask FM to quit
  • Renewal of MoU, Sirisena to wait till December 31 for Bond Commission and Budget debate to be concluded
  • Amendments to hold all PC election on a single day next year; local council elections unlikely this year
Minister Ravi Karunanayake appeared Wednesday before the Commission probing the bond scam and his testimony plunged a Government, voted to office on the edifice of fighting bribery and corruption, into its worst embarrassment.