Keheliya Under Fire: Pressure Mounts for Minister Keheliya Rambukwella to Resign from Ministerial Post Amid Corruption Allegations

February 06, 2024

Calls for the resignation of Minister Keheliya Rambukwella have intensified amidst growing concerns over corruption allegations against him. Despite being remanded in custody by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Rambukwella continues to hold his position as the Minister of Environment, sparking outrage and criticism from various quarters.

The former Health Minister, Keheliya Rambukwella, was arrested on corruption charges stemming from his tenure in the health sector. The allegations against him have raised serious doubts about his suitability to hold public office, particularly in light of the trust and integrity expected of government officials.

Adding to the controversy is Rambukwella's admission to the Prisons Hospital on medical recommendation, following his remand in custody. While the nature of his illness remains undisclosed, some speculate that it may be a strategic move to evade accountability for his actions.

Key figures within the government have also voiced their support for Rambukwella's resignation, echoing the sentiments of the public who demand accountability and transparency in governance. The failure to address the allegations against him undermines public trust in the government and raises questions about its commitment to combatting corruption.

Rambukwella's ability to effectively perform his duties as the Minister of Environment while facing serious criminal charges has come under scrutiny. The juxtaposition of his continued presence in office with the allegations against him further underscores the need for swift and decisive action to uphold the principles of accountability and integrity in public service.