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

17 May 2017 - 1041   - 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

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