Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Resigns Amid Central Bank Fraud Scandal
11 August, 2017, 11:25 | Author: Brenda Erickson
Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake resigned from his ministerial portfolio on Thursday amid allegations that he was involved in a corruption scandal.
MP Ravi Karunanayake has not sought an interim injunction from Supreme Court against arrest like some in the previous regime, the Premier pointed out.
Minister Karunanayake told the Parliament that though he was not responsible for the allegations levelled against him he was resigning in order to protect the government."I never made use of my position to make money", he said.
"I am proud of creating such a situation in the country", the Premier said.
Sirisena appointed a presidential commission to investigate, following the demands of opposition lawmakers, who said the controversial bond auction lost the state more than $1 billion, because of rising borrowing costs in the past two years.
President Maithripala Sirisena, who came into power promising to end corruption, has been under pressure to act against Karunanayake.
Mahendran was accused of misconduct surrounding alleged favours for his son-in-law, Arjun Aloysius, a bond dealer. His appointment, it is learnt, will be marred by Marapana's resignation in 2015 as a minister over the Avant Garde statement in Parliament.
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