Undated letter was an “oversight”: Ravi
Posted on August 3rd, 2017

Shehan Chamika Silva Courtesy The Daily Mirror

Minister Ravi Karunanayake said that the undated letter, sent to the then Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran was completely an oversight.” He said that he had not indicated the date and the reference due to an oversight.

When Additional Solicitor General wanted to know the reason as to the origin of such a letter the Minister explained the situation he had as the Finance Minister in the beginning of the 2015.

He said that there was an unaccounted debt in balance and an outstanding repayment amounting Rs. 100 billion, when they assumed duties as the new Government in 2015.

The witness said there was a meeting on February 26, 2015 with Mr. Malik Samarawickrama and Kabir Hashim over the fund requirement of Rs. 75 billion for road development projects.

The meeting was held prior to the controversial bond auction that took place on February 27, 2015.

When questioned he confirmed that there was no sudden need to raise money in February but the funds were required for the payments in RDA projects.

The witness said Mr. Mahendran requested him to send a letter relating to what happened at the February 26, 2015 meeting between the three ministers and thereby he had sent the letter in May 2016.

This letter contained the idea that it was decided at the meeting on the fund requirement of the Government for Rs 75 billion.

The ASG questioned the witness as to why there was no date or reference in the letter. The witness said it was an oversight.

Then the ASG asked whether there was a copy or corresponding Ministry’s file relating to the letter. The witness said he forwarded the letter in response to a request made by Mr. Mahendran.

The ASG repeatedly questioned him as to why he had not mentioned the person who requested the letter.

The ASG was of the view that this letter was created very recently because when it was produced before the PCoI, the letter was apparently new and crisp.”

However, the witness denied the ASG’s stance and maintained what he said.

When the ASG was attempting to question further as to how the letter originated, the Commission said it was a waste of time because the witness has already made his stance before the Commission.

However, there was a heated argument thereafter between the Commission and the ASG over the relevancy of further questioning on the matter.

One Response to “Undated letter was an “oversight”: Ravi”

  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    The Ravi Karunanaya, previously anointed South Asia’s “Best” Finance Minister and a whiz-bang economist, now says HE DID NOT KNOW how he came to live 9 months in a Super Luxury Penthouse, and DOES NOT REMEMBER many other relevant details of his dealings with the Bond Scamming family-friend Arjuna Aloysius.

    Even if we accept such an “BOLONDA” EXPLANATION of his CROOKED DOINGS, can we CONTINUE TO ACCEPT such a IGNORANT THOTHA-BABA as a Foreign Minister, much less a Finance Minister. Either he is a WHIZ-BANG CROOK, or he is a NAIVE MUTT; he CANNOT SIMULTANEOUSLY BE BOTH!

    Like his PREDECESSOR the former Foreign Minister Avamangala Samaraweera who BETRAYED our Motherland to the UNHRC in Geneva to SUCK-UP to Western Powers, with his current INABILITY to REMEMBER Ravi Karunanayake MAY ALSO FORGET which Nation he is SERVING as Foreign Minister! We SIMPLY CANNOT AFFORD to have this man in the CABINET!

    It is BEST if he is IMMEDIATELY REMOVED from his post in case his MENTAL DISABILITY worsens, and is taken into PERMANENT PROTECTIVE CUSTODY and placed under the care of Psychiatrists and Neurologists who can treat him for his Advanced Alzheimers malady in Angoda Mental Hospital!

    It is indeed RATHER AMAZING how RAPIDLY his mental condition has DETERIORATED in theshort time since he was anointed as the Best Finance Minister in Asia and the astoundings revelations to the Presidentail Committee investigating the Bond Scam!

    The PROSPECT of facing a TEAM OF INTERROGATORS from the Attorney General’s Office DOES HAVE THAT CURIOUS TENDENCY to SUDDENLY CONFUSE the MIND of ERRANT & CORRUPT POLITICIANS.

    Lifetime INCARCERATION in Angoda Hospital should cure it.

    Patali Champika Ranawaka who ALLEGEDLY INVOLUNTARILY WARDED his amorous assistant with a beautiful girl-friend at Angoda Mental Hospital can serve as a Managing Consultant in Ravi Karunanayake’s case too!

    In Ravi Karunanayake’s DEFENCE we MUST RECALL, that this is the VERY SAME MAN who confused Pamankada with Alimankada and Medawachchiya with KIlinochchiya during the last phase of the EELAM war! Perhaps this condition IS EPISODIC and EMERGES SUDDENLY to DISABLE his mental faculties!

    All us unwilling bystanders in this Yamapalana Comedy Show can do maybe is to HELPLESSLY INTONE: Nidukwethwa, Suwapathwethwa, Ninvandakithwa!

    Unfortunately, Ravi Karunanayake is a die-hard Roman Catholic; He is unlikely to APPRECIATE our fervent Buddhist blessings!

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