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Was Dayasiri's mouth full of 'pittu' as a Rajapaksa minister: Rajitha

5 October 2016 08:37 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne today asked whether Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara had 'pittu' in his mouth when he was serving in the Rajapaksa Government.

He accused the sports minister of seeking cheap publicity by publicly claiming there were crooked and corrupt ministers in the unity government.

Responding to a journalist at yesterday’s cabinet news briefing about the remarks made by the sports minister, Dr. Senaratne asked where Mr. Jayasekara was when the entire country and the global community were accusing the Rajapaksa regime of fraud and corruption and other crime.

“He should have discussed and resolved these matters at Cabinet meetings and spoken of them in public if there was no positive response to his grievances. I must say that I myself and ministers like Champika Ranawaka always raised many issues in the Cabinet of the previous government and even clashed with President Rajapaksa on many occasions. We discussed them in the open when there was no positive response to our grievances,” Dr. Senaratne said.

Mr. Jayasekara must not attempt to score brownie points by talking to media and accusing government ministers and added that as far as he knew, there were no corrupt ministers in the Cabinet. (Sandun A Jayasekera)

  Comments - 7

  • aruna Thursday, 06 October 2016 09:39 AM

    is he trying to jump into JO????

    kk Thursday, 06 October 2016 11:01 AM

    Same to you Sir.. via DM Android App

    Mason Thursday, 06 October 2016 11:24 AM

    The Ministers are accusing each other. When they rock the boat in this manner, will the journey be safe. Unless the President and the Prime Minister discipline the Cabinet of Ministers in particular, even the little faith the public have in the government will be lost for ever.

    malij Thursday, 06 October 2016 12:23 PM

    There was a period that Dayasiri had a good reputation among the average Sri Lankans. But after that, his carefully cultivated facade dropped and got exposed as a greedy, power hungry, opportunistic third rate politician.

    haris Thursday, 06 October 2016 02:28 AM

    What was in your mouth then?

    Ram Thursday, 06 October 2016 02:32 AM

    The Hat fits Rajitha's head and he has worn it

    sanjaya Thursday, 06 October 2016 05:28 AM

    92 parliamentarians have files in bribery commission said by bribery commissioner. joint opposition has only 54 mps. so rest may not be in Sri Lanka. so pathetic. via DM Android App

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