Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has hailed that a new tradition has been created today with the resignation of the former Foreign Minister Karunanayake.
He was addressing the House after Karunanayake made a special statement in the House. During his address, Premier Wickremasinghe said: "An example was set at this moment that the government is not interfering into investigations. In the past not a single minister had appeared before a commission, no one had resigned of allegations. Unlike the previous government, we act transparently against baseless allegations against us.
The United National Party (UNP) will remove anyone who is alleged of wrongdoing. MP Karunanayake has not sought an interim injunction from Supreme Court against arrest like some in the previous regime. He appeared before the commission on his own and gave his evidence and thereafter he tendered his resignation and sat in a back bench.
That is the difference between the good governance of this government and previous regime. I am proud of creating such a situation in the country."