Why is only my father blamed? : Onella Karunanayake – Daughter of Ravi K

Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake’s daughter Onella has made an impassioned plea on her Facebook page asking why it was only her father to blame “in such a huge Government?”.

“Just ask yourself? Why only one man’s name comes up all the time in such a huge government?” she asked, making comparison to her father’s testimony.

Minister Karunanayake while testifying at the Bond Commission also asked the same question from the Attorney General when he questioned about the undated and un-referenced letter sent under Minister Ravi K’s signature.

“Why am I the only one to blame? There was collective responsibility,” he said.

Below is Onella’s full Facebook post:

“Am not at all a person who uses social media to express views or thoughts in lengthy status messages but i fell that sadly today it has come to a point where i feel i at least have to voice out my thoughts on the same platforms that my family is getting character assassinated on.

I have seen many articles circulated all around social media about my father for a very long time but for the first time i feel i need to intervene and speak out cause this particular time it is a malicious constant attack on his character that is orchestrated by others who aim to achieve other things trying to make my father a fall man.

I see everyone very easily resharing content on many pages on social media but all have only one name. My fathers name. Does everyone really believe for the last couple years everything in the government is just one man and that we have been getting hit cause we deserve it or that maybe there is a pattern to this madness now?

I know that when situations arise we all want to get to the bottom of things and find someone responsible for it but are u sure that all the sites carry facts or have you ever though that this could be well planned and paid attempts from others in politics who would need to cover up there sins by directing all negative attention to one man?

Everyone is entitled to freedom of speech but with freedom of speech also comes the responsibility to know all the true facts and figures and not only the damaging views that are paid to catch on to all.

I cannot change everyones opinions about how you see my family but i respectfully just ask you to think before you fall prey to these well paid character assassins targeting just one man constantly.

I have learnt bitterly over the years that politics is a dirty game and some in it will stop at nothing to achieve the individual goals no matter who they hurt along the way.

So if you have actually taken time to read through this fully all i want to ask you at the end is please think. Thinking can one man do everything all the time? Can one man always be doing these things jus to get negative publicity or is he actually being framed and made to be the fall man again and again?

Please all i ask you is to think before u form a one sided opinion cause again like i have learnt the hard ways politics is not how it appears to be. Think if u have all the facts cause i know that you will be surprised if u really sit to think whats going on.

Just ask yourself? Why only one mans name comes up all the time in such a huge government?

Again everyone is free to think how they see it from the facts they have but i have now given you a small view from my family’s side. So please just open your eyes and think a little because in this instance its not any commission but the media and the public that has been the judge, jury and executioner.

Like my father said after visiting the commission that day and coming out:

“I can accept the spearing of an enemy’s arrow but the pin pricking of friends is much more hurtful,” she said.



  • Lal Silva Reply

    August 6, 2017 at 4:03 am

    Bond auction was done in a place where there were several officials and an official in charge was present. They are the sole authority in this auction. Why is it only head of institution and Minister in charge are found fault with. Even these officers instead of doing their duty properly now pointing finger to their head when everything goes wrong. I will give the reason. In Sri Lanka all subordinate in important places are not officers doing their duty to the public but henchmen of the head of department. They do what the head wants, not what the public wants. Even though the law of the country hold the officers responsible it is not implemented. This complain is a sham in the end public will be left high and dry. Real culprits will escape. Officials will never learn to be independent!

  • Tharu Banso Reply

    August 7, 2017 at 2:55 am

    I also think UNP is using Ravi as a Fall man. What about PM himself? He din’t know about the scam?


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