Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake didn’t attend today’s Cabinet meeting held at Presidential Secretariat this morning, fearing embarrassment to face his colleagues, a senior Cabinet Minister told Colombo Telegraph.
“The rumour is correct: Ranil Wickremesinghe plans to hide him and continue to pretend that there’s no bond scam,” he told Colombo Telegraph.
Meanwhile local media and many social websites carried reports that the government is planning on replacing Minister Karunanayake who is said to resign from his post with the either Minister Navin Dissanayake, Tilak Marapana or Sarath Amunugama.
Last night a website that carries two advertisements of the Lotteries Board which comes under Minister Karunanayake continued to use a self claimed journalist / social activist to continue the mud slinging and character assassination campaign against Anika Wijesuriya, the witness who testified before the Commission investigating the Bond Scam.
Earlier last evening a cross section of the general public carried out their planned vigil against the corrupt practices of the current politicians at Independent Square.(Jacqueline Senanayake)