Mar 17, 2017

Ravi’s official vehicle hasn’t crashed - ministry

Update (07.23pm) : ’Sri Lanka Mirror’ reported that Finance Minister - Ravi Karunanayake’s Nissan Petrol V8 luxury jeep has crashed based on details we received. However, in a letter, the secretary of the Finance ministry has said that the minister’s official vehicle had not met with an accident.

The letter is as follows :

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Ravi abroad, jeep crashes & ministry in chaos!

Finance minister - Ravi Karunanayake's Nissan Petrol V8 luxury jeep has met with an accident, reports say.

The minister is currently in Hong Kong and the accident had taken place while several workers close to the minister were returning in the vehicle after consuming alcohol.

It is said that there are only three such jeeps in Sri Lanka.

According to ministry sources, the vehicle (KY - 8306) had met with an accident in an earlier occasion as well.

Meanwhile, it is said that work at the Finance ministry ministry had come to a standstill after state minister of Finance - Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena was not appointed as the Acting Finance minister before minister Karunanayake's departure to Hong Kong.

(Last Update 12.48pm)

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