High drama in house over Geetha's remarks

23 July 2016 08:55 am - 18     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Parliament sessions came alive with amusement when UPFA MP Geetha Kumarasinghe spoke during an adjournment debate last evening with the MP making some sarcastic remarks on the government and the ruling party MPs heckling her.

The House became more noisy when some joint opposition MPs came to her defence when she was heckled by members from the government benches.

“I came to Parliament with a great expectation to respond to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who invited me to join the government. I was waiting to say this to his face but I am sorry that he is not here today" she said.

“Anyway I am happy about the Prime Minister's invitation as he must have called me to join the government as none of his ministers are doing any good to the nation. " she added.

“May be the Prime Minister had suddenly developed a liking to me,” she also said

She said Prime Minister has been saying he will implement the Deduwa tourism project for 17 years. But Ms Kumarasinghe said she will consider the premier's invitation if the government implement this project.

UNP MP Ajith Mannapperuma who responded said the Prime Minister did not invite Ms Kumarasinghe to enjoy her company but to work for the country. "Ms Kumarasinghe must have had too many at deputy minister Palitha Range Bandara's daughter's wedding" he added. (Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 18

  • Steve Monday, 25 July 2016 11:51 PM

    She is a great entertainer even before politics. I wonder what was the offer like?

    Nimal Wijetunga Saturday, 23 July 2016 10:15 AM

    We commended Ms. Geetha's comment as a proposal to give the premiership to Mahinda Rajapakshe. I do not understand the puppies in the parliament has any credentials to talk about such a great patriot like Mahinda as we have experienced first hand when he handled the foreign pressure to stop the war where so called Junius Richard failed miserably in 1987.As a true patriotic Leader in Sri Lanka, he has all the credentials to hold the highest postion of Sri Lanka where we have seen the LTTE insurgency was dragged on for 30 or more years purely because of lack of patriotic leadership in Sri Lanka.It is indeed sad that Sri Lankan people voted for people who lament that Army had gone to Pamankade rather than Alimankade or when the Toppigala was captured, they said the Army has captured just a hill top with stones.Also people who had Ceasfire agreements with Prabhakaran without informing the then President and almost enter in to an agreement to give Prabhakaran the North.

    annoyed Saturday, 23 July 2016 10:29 AM

    So what do you suggest? Make MR rule country forever?

    Jeff Saturday, 23 July 2016 10:33 AM

    JR would have won the war in 1986 but stopped by India. MR won the war with the fullest support of India. .

    Hassanda Saturday, 23 July 2016 10:33 AM

    Poor Nimal you still in the dark days of Mahinda The killings / lootings of our wealth by his Family I think u don't follow up Sri Lanka politicsPast leaders did not kill innocent civilians n becameHero U know the white van saga n several others beenMurdered by the previous regime Please write with sense

    false Saturday, 23 July 2016 10:39 AM


    sorry Saturday, 23 July 2016 10:44 AM

    what political knowledge Geeta has ???

    Rish Sunday, 24 July 2016 10:42 AM

    Blind slave of madamulana

    ANTON Saturday, 23 July 2016 10:47 AM


    Perumal Sunday, 24 July 2016 11:01 AM

    I love Geetha but I am afraid of her; want to check if she carries a kris knife in her handbag.

    L Saturday, 23 July 2016 10:51 AM

    Hasanda, did u stop to think that all these accusations were cooked up by UNP to brain wash and get public vote

    Yakadaya Saturday, 23 July 2016 11:39 AM

    Did u just return from your trip to Mars and missed hearing that the great MR lost not one but TWO elections.

    Caesar Ranaweera Friday, 29 July 2016 07:21 AM

    This 5 years will be vanished by making jokes only in Parliament and finally the youth will come to road and make barriers or worriers. Stop all jokes take your hands out of pockets and go to respective electorates and discuss difficulties with the public to settle the issues what you had promised to them at the election campaigns rather than making trips to all over the world to show your big takes and talents.

    ananda Saturday, 23 July 2016 12:40 PM

    The 3rd one is round the corner. the local government elections. via DM Android App

    Pachayas Saturday, 23 July 2016 01:54 PM

    Lies lies and damn lies

    Nimal Saturday, 23 July 2016 02:03 PM

    Geetha is good for dramas only. Nothing else!

    Ram Saturday, 23 July 2016 02:43 PM

    Geetha has lost a close friend recently. She is little upset about it

    Kelani bridge Monday, 25 July 2016 10:28 AM

    She must be given Project Minister post for new Kelani bridge project. She has experience under that bridge and may do well.

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