May all women be reborn as men: Maithripala

2014-07-28 03:36:32

“May all women reborn as men in their next incarnation,” said SLFP general secretary and Minister Maithripala Sirisena when he addressed the Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka Freedom Party Women’s Federation meeting yesterday at the Mahaweli Prathibha Hall in Manampitiya.

“Today women’s dominance is visible everywhere, women constitute 53% of the country’s population and 80 percent of government servants. The village society and the whole country depends on a mother’s strength,- and her strength is immense and of great importance. Whenever I leave home my wife kneels and bows, and as Buddhist I wish her to be reborn as a man”

The minister said that, as a representative elected by the people he had done his part for the benefit of the people.

From the beginning of next year cigarettes packets will carry a pictorial health warning which would compel smokers to rethink their smoking habit, he said.

He said he would take steps to use similar methods to discourage liquor consumption next year. He said that as a responsible minister he would work to create a society free of Arrack, cigarettes and drugs.

 Gampaha District MP Sudharshini Fernandopulle, deputy Transport Minister  Rohana Dissanayake, deputy Land Minister Siripala Gamlath, Eastern Provincial Council Chairman Ariyawathie Galappatthi, and PC and PS members and about 3000 women from Polonnaruwa participated at the occasion.(Nimal Jayarathna)

  Comments - 14

  • Rationalist Monday, 28 July 2014 03:49

    Does Maithripala think that Women want to be born as Men?
    Does he think that Men are Superior to Women?

    Reply : 2       106

    KiloWattson Monday, 28 July 2014 03:51

    There are some women who wish they were reborn as men while some are quite comfortable with their femininity I guess the latter will find this comment insulting.

    Reply : 0       54

    roger Monday, 28 July 2014 04:00

    Except CBK

    Reply : 10       6

    simon Monday, 28 July 2014 04:23

    Wonder who will give birth to all those "men" ??????

    Reply : 3       88

    suranga Monday, 28 July 2014 06:12

    an insult towards women in this county..

    Reply : 2       57

    meemessi Monday, 28 July 2014 07:16

    I wish minister be born a woman and enjoy life at least in his next birth.

    Reply : 1       44

    CHC Monday, 28 July 2014 07:36

    Now every time he appears in the media let all the women bow and wish and pray Minister Sirisena will be re-born as a Woman !!!

    Reply : 1       30

    Ganga Monday, 28 July 2014 09:07

    This one was born a cow?

    Reply : 1       34

    Steave Monday, 28 July 2014 09:42

    I think he is scared to reborn as women . Even if he like o not definitely he will be reborn as women via DM iPad app

    Reply : 1       17

    Sylvia Haik Monday, 28 July 2014 11:15

    What a ridiculous wish from an equally ridiculous man. If there were no women it will be the demise of all humanity in less than a generation. If these are the types governing then God help us all.

    Reply : 3       27

    Modaya Monday, 28 July 2014 11:27

    I hope minister will not wish that all men be born as donkeys goats and sheep to give vent to a world without females. via DM iPad app

    Reply : 1       22

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 28 July 2014 11:30


    Reply : 0       21

    Azee Monday, 28 July 2014 12:15

    Why is he dragging his feet on the more important National Medicinal Drug Policy via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       20

    ANTON Monday, 28 July 2014 13:18


    Reply : 7       5

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