Home / News/ Ravi K to file defamation lawsuit against Gammanpila

Ravi K to file defamation lawsuit against Gammanpila


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00


49By Charumini de Silva

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake yesterday said that he would file a defamation lawsuit against Joint Opposition MP Udaya Gammanpila for making baseless allegations and trying to tarnish his image.

Minister said that he would teach Gammanpila a lesson to be remembered, adding that taking him to courts would be the most appropriate response.

“We are not beggars like him. I came into politics from a professional background. I am engaged in politics with good intentions to serve the country and the people,” he said at a press briefing held at the Ministry yesterday.

He pointed out that certain bankrupt politicians of the Joint Opposition were making baseless allegations and they would not be able to stall the development the Government was working on.

“Those who are responsible for the country’s increased debt burden from Rs. 1,700 billion to Rs. 9,500 billion are now questioning us about what happened to the country. We would like to tell them with responsibility that we have been facing all the challenges and are building up a vibrant economy,” Karunanayake stated.

The Minister stressed that the coalition Government had managed to increase revenue to GDP from 10.2% to 13.8% during the past two years. He added that from 8 January the Government had managed to initiate 48 development projects in every nook and corner of the island. 

“The former regime failed to collect State revenue to at least repay their loan installment, but after we took over economic management, the coalition Government has not only improved state revenue to considerable levels, but has also uplifted the country’s image,” he noted.

 


Share This Article


COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

Priming the pump to make your MP jump

Friday, 20 October 2017

Here’s a radical idea. What if – instead of liking it or lumping it as you do for years on end – the voter could hold his or her Member of Parliament accountable for their performance?


Eyes wide shut: Fate of our times

Friday, 20 October 2017

‘Eyes Wide Shut’ was the title of a film by famed director Stanley Kubrick. Loaded with Freudian sub-currents, the film was about an occult society that eliminates any one who cross its path. A theme that would no doubt appeal to a buccaneer prim


SLFP within the political party system: Past and the future

Friday, 20 October 2017

Reforms in political parties are necessary in the process of democratisation of any country, however on the condition that those are progressive and democratic, and not regressive or authoritarian


A SME policy finally in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The other day there was a communiqué that Sri Lanka must have a SME policy as per the direction from the leadership of the Yahapalanaya Government. It sure gave breath to the economy that is currently nose diving with a growth at 4.7% and all banks


Columnists More