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Opportunity Given To Start With A Positive Note - Ravi K (Interview with The Sunday Leader)

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11111InterviewThe government is faced with many criticisms over the investigations into corruption allegations and the economic framework. In an interview withThe Sunday LeaderMinister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake said the budget 2016 will be a prosperous one and therefore urged the people to stay positive without being speculative. He stressed on the need to carry out a positive message to the country in order to stop people from ‘cursing the darkness’ as the opportunity is now given to start with a positive note. Karunanayake further added that people need to stop going on a voyage of discovery – instead see with new eyes. According to him, the country was going down a byroad whereas the new government has brought it into an expressway – and people need to buckle down to move forward. 

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 November 2015 03:43 Read more

ජනතාවගේ අතමිට සරු කරන ආර්ථික සංවර්ධනයක්‌ ගේන්න පුළුවන් එජාපයට විතරයි මුදල් අමාත්‍ය - රවී කරුණානායක

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11111Interviewසාමාන්‍යයෙන් දේශපාලන කරලියේද විවාදිත නිතර කතාබහ කරන චරිතයක්‌ වන අමාත්‍ය රවී කරුණානායක සමඟ දේශපාලනයේ බොහෝ සිදුවීම් පිළිබඳව කළ සාකච්ඡාවකි මේ.

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Ravi talking about the determination, vision, smarts, competence and professionalism....

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ravi familyRavindra Sandresh Karunanayake is the current Minister of Finance and a Member of Parliament for the Colombo District. Karunanayake was the former Cabinet Minister of Commerce, Consumer Affairs from 2001 to 2004. He is the Assistant Leader of the United National Party (UNP) and its chief organizer for the Colombo North Electorate in Colombo District. Educated at S. Thomas' Preparatory School, Kollupitiya, and Royal College Colombo, he became a management accountant and worked for the Delmege Group before heading up several directorships of new ventures in the travel industry.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015 16:40 Read more

We have brought in transparency, competition, good governance

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11111InterviewFinance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said the government would seek the expertise of Stolen Assets Recovery Initiative (StAR), a partnership between World Bank and the United Nations Office on Drugs, which facilitates the findings of proceeds from corrupt practices in the world.  He said stolen money seemed to be stashed in Dubai, Ukraine, Switzerland, Italy and Seychelles. Excerpts of the interview are as follows;

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We’re acting on behalf of 99% of the people An Interview with Ravi Karunanayake

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11111111111front new 2"If a tax was imposed on cars the next day a meeting is called with the traders, money is paid under the table and things settled. These same traders now come and try to do the same thing with us."

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