It was a slip of the tongue: Geetha

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Joint opposition MP Geetha Kumarasinghe said yesterday her saying at Thursday's news conference that 20 million people had participated in the 'paada yathra' was a slip of the tongue.

She said she meant to say two million people and that she did not regret saying 20 million because the crowed was good as 20 million participating in the march.

“Two million people participated in the protest march from Kandy to Colombo even though all of them did not come all the way to Colombo. I do not regret having said 20 million people because the crowd seemed to be as much as 20 million,” Ms. Kumarasinghe said.

She said she would have not made that mistake if she had said it in English and added that Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake vowed to shoot himself, if more than 10, 000 people participated in the march and asked if he had done so?

Ms. Kumarasinghe said 'paada yathra' was a complete success and those who were unable to come to terms with it were slinging mud at them. (Ajith Siriwardana)

 

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  • Unchikun Saturday, 06 August 2016 10:50 AM

    Another mathematian joining the Modawansa ciub. Cheers!

    Gamunu Saturday, 06 August 2016 10:59 AM

    A slip of the tongue is a fault of the brain

    Daham Saturday, 06 August 2016 11:09 AM

    She said in sinhalese " koati dekak" not 20 million. The politicians in Sri Lanka still use koati to count numbers and Yard(yaara) to measure distances. How can this country be developed in the modern world if they still live in the stone age.

    Mahinda Saturday, 06 August 2016 11:19 AM

    Indians are still using Yards and crores in their counting and expressions. India is the fastest growing economy in the world today.

    Shamil Saturday, 06 August 2016 11:32 AM

    being a parliamentarian you dont know the population of srilanka Our population of the country is less than 20 million how could 20 million people participate in Paada yarthra you are not liable to be a parliamentarian even you dont know this minor thing via DM iOS App

    Dee Saturday, 06 August 2016 11:49 AM

    This is a good indication how the economy was run. Mix up of zeros.

    ralahamy Saturday, 06 August 2016 11:50 AM

    It is not her mistake. The Sri Lankans made the mistake when they voted for a person like her.

    ANTON Saturday, 06 August 2016 12:37 PM

    EITHER HER EYE SIGHT IS BAD OR SIMPLE MATHS.

    meloney Saturday, 06 August 2016 01:57 PM

    Simple brain. She should do what she good at, acting for living.

    jolly bird Saturday, 06 August 2016 03:00 PM

    I WONDER WEATHER SHE KNOW THE TOTAL NUMBER OF REPRESENTATIVE S IN THE HOUSE via DM Android App

    Felix Saturday, 06 August 2016 05:55 PM

    Me. Gretna. Can you please tell us the purpose of the padha (or pada) Yarra

    kad Saturday, 06 August 2016 06:02 PM

    Well said Gamunu

    Cobra Saturday, 06 August 2016 06:34 PM

    Geetha, welcome to Wimal/ Udaya club!!!

    SS Saturday, 06 August 2016 06:34 PM

    aiyo geetha .......... via DM Android App

    predictor Saturday, 06 August 2016 07:54 PM

    No wonder she will be a education minister in future via DM Android App

    nihal Saturday, 06 August 2016 08:58 PM

    it is a shame, for the people who had voted her..

    nisan Sunday, 07 August 2016 07:40 AM

    this also part of acting.

    Prem Sunday, 07 August 2016 08:56 AM

    What more we expect from a mere actress like you.

    Ram Sunday, 07 August 2016 09:07 AM

    Must have wanted to say 20 thousand and said 20 million

    OMG Sunday, 07 August 2016 10:52 AM

    I wonder, even how can they say 2 million? did they issue tickets or did they do a head count or just an estimation?

    saman Sunday, 07 August 2016 11:37 AM

    Nangi sorry Nangi

    Leo Sunday, 07 August 2016 12:12 PM

    Ok a slip of the tongue is excusable. Yet even if 10000 to 200000 to 20000000 participated in this tax payers yathra what good came out of it If the objective was to inconvinience comuters and cause traffic connjestion wasting time and money then it was a roaring success. via DM Android App

    mnsmart Saturday, 06 August 2016 10:46 AM

    is this including the spectators?

    Ram Sunday, 07 August 2016 05:29 PM

    Cobra you forgot Pavithra Wanniarachchi, she also mixed up with digits


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