Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ravi Karunanayake resigned from his ministerial portfolio

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and former minister if finance Ravi Karunanayake resigned from his ministerial portfolio, after delivering a lengthy statement in Parliament with regard to the allegations that have been leveled against him.

Karunanayake stated that he made the decision with pride and not with any sadness.

Karunanayake’s name had initially figured into the controversial Central Bank treasury bond scam investigations when a key witness had claimed that the monthly rental of a penthouse leased out to the minister and his family was paid by Arjun Aloysius of Perpetual Treasuries Ltd.

 

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