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Settlements and houses: Heated arguments between TNA MPs and Rishard

18 February 2019 07:40 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


TNA MPs and Minister of Trade and Commerce Rishard Bathiudeen were engaged in a heated argument with regard to resettlement and providing housing during the district development progress review meeting in Mullathivu District over the weekend.

The argument flared up when TNA MPs Charles Nirmalanthan and Shanthi Sriskandarasa charged that Sinhalese and Muslims were given priority when giving these relief. Minister Bathiudeen, who denied the allegation, said requests made by TNA has been considered when recipients are selected.

“Your requests have been granted in return for your support to the government,” the Minister said. “We have not made any demand,” Mr. Nirmalanathan said hitting back at the Minister. The argument ceased at that moment but flared up again when Ms. Sriskandarasa complained that priority was given to Sinhalese and Muslims.

I don’t know why you people talk this way. Your allegations are wrong,” the Minister shouted. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe then advised the TNA MPs to have a dialogue with Minister Bathiudeen and come to an amicable settlement. (Yohan Perera in Mullaithivu)















  Comments - 9

  • Lankan Monday, 18 February 2019 08:45 AM

    One day Sri Lanka will become a Muslim country.

    BOBO Monday, 18 February 2019 09:40 AM

    8 % of muslims cannot overthrow a 78% Buddhist country you Dumb-Nut. Stop being a typical racist for once

    cheers Monday, 18 February 2019 09:04 AM

    Our prime minister is in a soup now having TNA and Muslim Congress and passed the ball to them to sort out

    Jaliya Monday, 18 February 2019 09:24 AM

    Why not allow these settlements in one of the estates of Bathiudeen ? After all they should be public property as most of them were purchased with embezzled public funds.

    Nand Monday, 18 February 2019 10:16 AM

    what are they?

    Tamil Monday, 18 February 2019 10:26 AM

    Throughout the post independent history of Sri Lankathe Muslim Ministers were the most corrupt .

    Reader Tuesday, 19 February 2019 02:13 AM


    Reader Tuesday, 19 February 2019 02:13 AM

    You are a disgusting Racist!!

    Reader Tuesday, 19 February 2019 02:13 AM

    You are a disgusting Racist!!

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