Cabinet reshuffle, a joke says Wasantha

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Cabinet reshuffle was a joke and the Government had failed to deliver the change expected by the people, State Minister of Foreign Affairs Wasantha Senanayake said today.

He made the remark outside the Presidential Secretariat soon after the new Cabinet Ministers sworn in.

He told journalists that the first part of the comedy produced by the Government was played today and the second part would be played next.

“I don’t know how people will react as to whether they laugh, cry or pelt stones,” he said.

He said he was not disappointed of the action but he thought that the Government had failed to deliver the change expected by the people.

He added that people would not be deceived by such jokes and the changes expected by the people should be done. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  • Me Sunday, 25 February 2018 05:40 PM

    Shuffling a pack of cards do a better job this bonehead effort.

    Yama Dutha Sunday, 25 February 2018 05:42 PM

    You are correct. This two jokers are playing comedy with people in this country.

    Rasi Monday, 26 February 2018 05:04 AM

    As he (President) said, he has done a drastic change after the election. I really feel sorry for the people of this country

    Ceylon Sunday, 25 February 2018 05:42 PM

    People pelt stones to sirisena and ranil soon.people have no reasons to fed this two traitors any more for destroying country.

    mohan Sunday, 25 February 2018 05:46 PM

    Absolutely correct. We need more of his calibre.This government and H E. is a big joke and the more they try to decieve the masses the deeper they sink in the bog. What a country. In fact we citizens shud be given a big kick on our collective bum for standing by doing nothing.

    Malinga Sunday, 25 February 2018 05:49 PM

    This is the truth. Leaders do not change right decisions for a fear of others around. It is no point of keeping the same lot for another 2 years if the change has made no difference. There are able ministers in the current government. Give the job, base on the skill and talent and not how one eat

    Sam Sunday, 25 February 2018 05:53 PM

    Well said!.The hierachy has still not learned their lesson.

    Lal Sunday, 25 February 2018 05:55 PM

    You are absolutely right.

    ase Monday, 26 February 2018 12:57 PM

    is this all cos you were not invited to the young 8 of unp from ranil ?? what can we expect from person like this ??

    persona4paz Sunday, 25 February 2018 05:59 PM

    What else can you expect, when you work with MS who only think about the the party and not the country. You will see another bulty by MS soon.

    Kumara Dharmarathne Sunday, 25 February 2018 06:01 PM

    Mr.Vasantha Senanayake, we agree that it was a joke,but don't forget that you are part of that joke. One more thing, you are still young in politics to make a comment about the reshuffle. Please also don't forget that you are the Deputy minister of Foreign affairs today, not because you are qualified enough to hold this position,but because you were the first MP to leave MR government end of 2014. We see how you handle things, which is not up to the mark. Before you criticize your own government, try to mature in politics. This is the only advice we can give you.

    mohan Sunday, 25 February 2018 07:21 PM

    Maybe being part of the UNP requires standing firm together. Apart from that collective responsibility is only for the cabinet and mind u even a senior like Wijedasa R erred here. We must however appreciate the genuine intent with which Mr.Senanayake commented with a margin given for his younger age. He has performed quite well so far in his post, certainly better than most senior members. I sincerely hope though that age will not change his attitude and make him the stock trade mark SL politician.

    ralahamy Sunday, 25 February 2018 07:24 PM

    Foreign Misnistry is a portfolio that can bring applause as well stinging rebuke from other countries. This ministry was handled by seasoned politicians in the past. Let us see how you will shine away from the jokers you named.

    Rohantha Monday, 26 February 2018 09:11 AM

    Compared to other most of the politicians, he his qualified on his own right. If you are not sure , you can ask him , what is his qualifications are. Nevertheless, what he says is correct. This is only one episode of a Mega Comedy drama and reflects the thinking of majority of the people.

    ananda Sunday, 25 February 2018 06:01 PM

    Well said. You are perfectly correct. If the government does not effect the desired changes expected by the people especially the L&O ministry both UNP & SLFP will get thrown out at the next PC elections. via DM Android App

    Jehan Sunday, 25 February 2018 06:03 PM

    If the whole government is a joke why not the reshuffle?

    BV Monday, 26 February 2018 03:06 PM

    The Shuffle itself is a joke.

    michael Sunday, 25 February 2018 06:11 PM

    Even we find it as a joke, at least it took 3 yrs for u 2 know it. A President who fights with his own PM listens to a station brings the country to standstill for 2 weeks then selects a cabinet like musical chairs. No wonder MR wins. Even if MR loots their is a stable Govt. It may be better than jokers.

    Sathyapala Sunday, 25 February 2018 06:11 PM

    It is the truth. Good example is Hkeem and Kiriella. Any how this is a caretaker government.

    sameer Sunday, 25 February 2018 06:42 PM

    By the way what have you done for the country??all you guys are the same just stop saying something to get few minutes of fame

    Sambo Sunday, 25 February 2018 06:49 PM

    We all expected this will be a joke. However the people will kick them all out when a general election comes and that's for real. They have just changed heads from one post to another. But the people wanted them out for good. They are RK, LK, MS,VA, KH should all have been deleted.

    Wise Donkey Sunday, 25 February 2018 06:59 PM

    There is an emathy for Pol another for Polkatu, another for Polleli another for Polathu another for Polthel.......see number of ministers just for one coconut tree!

    Pachaya Sunday, 25 February 2018 07:28 PM

    Good to realise you are part of the joke. Look like people's mandate in Feb 18 is to send this government home. That's the bitter truth whether we like it or not.

    Sarath Sunday, 25 February 2018 07:31 PM

    If you believe what you say, resign. Otherwise, shut up.

    Jaya Monday, 26 February 2018 07:06 AM

    Anyhow all jokes better than kinepin government.

    Mr.Bean Monday, 26 February 2018 08:10 AM

    Wasanatha Senanayaka, few words to the galary, trying out something out of the Box........ha......ha.....sour grapes. Anyway WHO is this WS ? Dont No who is.

    Chari Monday, 26 February 2018 08:51 AM

    We look up to you as a honest Politician. Keep the pressure and force the changes.

    dulan Monday, 26 February 2018 08:54 AM

    In SL is the most important things not capability or merit.This is so in politics, cricket , of course govt depts and even in major corporations! No wonder we do not advance like Singapore

    city Monday, 26 February 2018 12:20 PM

    Is he a branch of Robert Senanayake? If so,well can't accept anything better.

    Raj Monday, 26 February 2018 02:17 PM

    Write a lengthy letter to Mr President

    Ishan Monday, 26 February 2018 03:18 PM

    Well said..it is real joke, where is radical change, now is the time RW is to leave and give to next leader other wise this party will no where. UNP youth and back benches should begin to fight now with out delay or face the same results.

    dingiri Monday, 26 February 2018 07:46 PM

    It is indeed a joke how an inexperienced semi educated ignoramus got appointed deputy foreign minister.


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