Civil move­ment wants Ravi’s as­sets re­vealed

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - FRONT PAGE - BY YOHAN PER­ERA

The Na­tional Move­ment for Con­sumer Rights Pro­tec­tion has made a re­quest un­der the Rights to In­for­ma­tion (RTI) to re­veal the as­sets of Fi­nance Min­is­ter Ravi Karunanayake.

Na­tional Move­ment for Con­sumer Rights Pro­tec­tion Pres­i­dent Ra­jith Withanage said he had al­ready dis­patched an email to Par­lia­ment Sec­re­tary Gen­eral ask­ing that the min­is­ter’s as­sets be re­vealed.

“We are concerned about the as­sets of the min­is­ter as com­plaints have been filed against him with the bribery com­mis­sion,” he said.

Asked whether he will get the in­for­ma­tion as there is a clause which says in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing per­sonal mat­ters of MPS could be held back, Mr Withanage said there was no rea­son why the in­for­ma­tion would be with­held as Trans­parency In­ter­na­tional has asked for de­tails of the as­sets of Pres­i­dent Maithri­pala Sirisena and Prime Min­is­ter Ranil Wick­remesinghe. Re­spond­ing to this Min­is­ter Ravi Karunanayake told Daily Mir­ror that he sub­mit­ted his in­come gen­er­a­tion de­tails to the Par­lia­ment every year as it was manda­tory to do so.

“Any­body can have a look at my in­come state­ment from Par­lia­ment as I have sub­mit­ted the de­tails,” he said.

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