I am at loss to understand how I became a suspect

Published : 9:16 am  January 5, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 

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  • Central Bank, State Banks did not come under me  

 

Commission Report refers to former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake as being the beneficiary of rent payments by the aloysius family for the  penthouse apartment which he occupied and also giving false testimony 

 

jghujyhBy Kelum Bandara   

UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake, against whom the Bond Commission presses bribery charges, said he was at a loss to understand how he turned up as a suspect since the Central Bank and  the state banks did not come under his purview. 

 

  • I have been in politics for 25 years. There are opportunists trying to tarnish my image.
  • I will not allow anybody to tarnish my credibility

 

President Maithripala Sirisena, in his statement on the controversial bond transaction by the Central Bank, said the Commission had recommended legal action against Mr. Karunanayake under bribery charges.   Mr. Karunanayake said he would make an elaborate comment on the matter after the report of the Bond Commission was made available to him and others.   


“I have been in politics for 25 years. There are opportunists trying to tarnish my image. Yet, we prevail. I will not allow anybody to tarnish my credibility,” he said.    

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