News

Finance Minister Ravi: “I won’t be removed”

17 May 2017 - 1024   - 3

 

Under-fire Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake told senior officials of the Finance Ministry this morning (Wednesday) that the President has assured him that he won’t be removed from the post.
There has been a lot of pressure on the President to replace him owing to mismanagement and alleged corrupt deals, all of which the minister has vigorously denied in the past.
“Only the corrupt persons in the cabinet will be removed and that’s not myself,” he was quoted as saying confidently at a meeting at the ministry.  He solicited the support of the officials to continue the ‘good work’ of the ministry so far.
A cabinet reshuffle has been under consideration in the past few weeks with some senior ministers targeted for removal. - ENDS -

 

  Comments - 3

  • cassandra Wednesday, 17 May 2017 07:55 PM

    So the bull will now try to straighten up the china shop.

    Reply : 2       0

    Karu Thursday, 18 May 2017 07:40 AM

    Nothing will happen. MS can't do any reshuffle to downgrade either in the UNP or the SLFP. He can give any promotions to them. There should be a President to remove a minister.

    Reply : 1       1

    john sebastian Thursday, 18 May 2017 08:38 AM

    He is a big rogue.Sira is mad to keep rogues like this.

    Reply : 0       2

    Leave a comment

Top Stories

Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary  calls on President 

The visiting Pakistan’s Foreign SecretaryTehmina Janjua called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat yesterd...

18 October 2017 - Views : 22

Armed robbery thwarted; two nabbed with hand grenades

18 October 2017

Kerala Ganja worth Rs.20 million seized from Wattala

18 October 2017

International epihack hackathon comes to Colombo to fight dengue

18 October 2017



style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px"
data-ad-client="ca-pub-6200193111498313"
data-ad-slot="1999573490">

 

Features & Analysis

Loving Vincent : Feature film made entirely of oil paintings

“I saw 50 or 60 painters painting, and someone told me: ‘Oh it’s you! I’ve been painting you ...

Canon’s Photo marathon on this month

Canon’s Photo marathon will be held on October 21 for which they have tied up with Sri Lanka Tourism targeting ...

English Writers Cooperative of Sri Lanka to hold discussion on the 'Novel'

The English Writers Cooperative of Sri Lanka (EWC) will hold a discussion on the Novel on Saturday, October 21 at the...

Bubbling over with warmth and comfort- 'The Cauldron' opens its doors in Colombo

Opening their doors on September 11, Colombo’s latest cafe venture “The Cauldron” has claimed a cos...



style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px"
data-ad-client="ca-pub-6200193111498313"
data-ad-slot="1999573490">