Minister of Foreign Affairs and Lotteries Ravi Karunanayake has resigned from his post today.
Making a special statement in Parliament today at 1.32 pm he announced his resignation. He did not admit any wrong doing instead he attacked the Attorney General’s department for the way he was questioned at the Commission investigating the Bond Scam. He said he never earned money using politics.
He said accusations against him are baseless. “A well-planned conspiracy mooted by certain groups with vested interest to sling mud at the Yahapalanaya government,” he said.
“Even though my innocence is clear, it is obvious there is an attempt to use the Penthouse incident to tarnish government’s image. So, I’m resigning from my position to protect the Yahapalana government and I will work as a back bencher,” he said arrogantly.