A tense situation prevailed outside the Galewela District Hospital today when Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma forcibly attended a rehearsal by the hospital authorities to make people aware of dealing with road accidents.
The Galewela Divisional Secretariat, the Disaster Management Centre in Matale and the hospital had organised this rehearsal and they had simulated a road accident where two buses had collided and ten people were injured.
The deputy minister who was on his way to Polonnaruwa had witnessed the incident and had volunteered to take the injured to hospital in his official vehicle.
Only then had he had got to know from the official at the vicinity that it was a rehearsal.
The deputy minister had turned furious and slammed the officials for making fun of such incidents when the country was facing in the throes of major floods.
He had ordered the organisers to hold such rehearsals indoors and vowed to take legal action against them.
This resulted in the hospital authorities deciding to call off the rehearsal. (Mohamed Buharrudeen)
Comments - 34
sphkl Friday, 25 May 2018 10:11 PM
What actors are these so called Ploticians dumbo 's
Dr. A.C.B. Jayaweera Saturday, 26 May 2018 09:08 AM
No he is not atall an actor, but learning to act and becoming very in-popular because of his thuggery acts.
Prof. K. K. Leelaratne Saturday, 26 May 2018 09:09 AM
Hoo... this fellow is a Joker, who wants to be popular showing off this type of dramas.
suresh Friday, 25 May 2018 10:11 PM
Head doesnt know what the tail is doing - seems to be the trend of this entire country
STRONG BUREAUCRACY REQUIRED Saturday, 26 May 2018 12:37 PM
Pray - why should we fools who elected these morons bow down to them - This thug should have been given a telling of and the exercise continued, If this idiot tries any pranks the Bureaucracy should firmly stand up and tell all MPs where they have toi get off. - This happens in other countries - but not in our wonder os Asia - this fails as most of are Bureaucrats are suckers.
Jagath Leanage Friday, 25 May 2018 10:38 PM
This m.p. is still in 19th century .
Dee Friday, 25 May 2018 10:39 PM
This is what happens when you vote in Jokers from any party.
DUMBO Saturday, 26 May 2018 09:05 AM
Best - if some reader tells us his qualifications.Dumbo of the first order
Lal Piyal Mendis Saturday, 26 May 2018 09:12 AM
Mistake is not on this idiot, the voters who voted this stupid fellow are the dam idiots.
ALSO Saturday, 26 May 2018 12:48 PM
We do not have any sane party leader to pull up the persons who restore to such thuggish behavior - because they themselves are murderers and thugs.
RAVI Friday, 25 May 2018 10:52 PM
HE MUST HAVE BEEN AFTER A 'TRIPLE DISTILLED' SHOT !!
Lion M. Munasinghe Saturday, 26 May 2018 09:10 AM
No this fellow is used to only "Gal Arrack"
Pachaya Saturday, 26 May 2018 08:06 AM
From the beginning it was very clear that this man is only a SHOW MAKER. SF also coming down to, at least trying to jump in the same direction.
Abdul Malik Saturday, 26 May 2018 08:19 AM
We as Sri Lankans have not learned properly to appreciate each other, the Deputy Minister and the authorities were trying to do something good. And also yes, the country is facing a natural disaster now and its better to hold those events indoor. Or at places like public playgrounds rather than having it on the road.
COME ON Saturday, 26 May 2018 12:51 PM
Come on Mr = you want all hospital staff to pack up and go to flood stricken Areas ?
Premalal Saturday, 26 May 2018 08:44 AM
The tragedy of all this is that these morons think that they are genii.
Waco Saturday, 26 May 2018 09:05 AM
So that means when there are major floods in the country , all other activities should be suspended. These officials should be commended for taking the initiative to educate people on road accidents.MPs think they know every thing.
UNEDUCATED Saturday, 26 May 2018 09:08 AM
Hope the bugger reads all these comments - that is - if he is capable to read English
Samson Samaranayake Saturday, 26 May 2018 09:14 AM
This man is really a "Borru Sobana Pissa", waste of time talking about a lunatics along with his master Ranil.
JuniorCitizen Saturday, 26 May 2018 09:15 AM
Poor man stopped and offered help, how many of ya'll would stop and take a injured stranger in your car for fear of blood on the seats, or police reports.. Yet all making fun of him..
gas gemba Saturday, 26 May 2018 10:14 AM
"... making fun of such incidents...." Damn moron! Hasn't a clue about practice and preparedness.
Banda Saturday, 26 May 2018 10:41 AM
Bloody ....!! Does not know the differance between his ...and his mouth. Waiting for the elections to come.
Roshan Fernando Saturday, 26 May 2018 10:49 AM
This thug has no brains too. He got angry because he missed a chance to shine in publicity! Damn clown!
ja Saturday, 26 May 2018 10:50 AM
The behavior of the deputy minister is a good example of the saying "like giving a razor to a monkey". A high position given to a person who is unsuitable to hold such a position would not know how to handle it. Such a person would destroy not only himself but people around him as well. Story of our Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
Ranjit Saturday, 26 May 2018 10:51 AM
He is worst than kelaniya ... Mervin silva. I don't think he has passed 8th grade. Shame to all Sri lankans. They should be appointed as garbage collectors not ministers.
LP Saturday, 26 May 2018 10:53 AM
It shows he was full of bull.
Gon Rala Saturday, 26 May 2018 11:38 AM
Some times we have to very proud of our law makers. However I must admit that unlike big bellied politician he has helped his votes in numerous ways when they were in trouble. He is a street fitter for number of occasions and may be very useful to his own community. That is why his voters voted and selected him. If you look at the American President, he also behave in the similar manner but in in different scale. DT has very serious charges of different scale but our man has not.
malij Saturday, 26 May 2018 11:42 AM
The man has acted like a bull in a China shop. Bull he is.
perera Saturday, 26 May 2018 11:54 AM
the people should have chased him with sticks and thrown shoes at him. he would have made a hasty retreat with his monkeys in tow.
VERMIN Saturday, 26 May 2018 12:54 PM
Like what happened to the PhD doctor Mervin at Poopavahini (and telecast live)
Unchikun Saturday, 26 May 2018 12:33 PM
Well done Palitha. You need to stop the media shows done by the “Black Coats” in the “Village Center” for political mileage.
Kanthi Saturday, 26 May 2018 12:53 PM
The deputy minister was correct in principle. Rehearsals should not be organized during crisis situations. Usually, no military training sessions are conducted during a war. The minister could have spoken to those who have done this rehearsal in a nicer way and convinced them that the time was wrong for such exercise.
Waco Sunday, 27 May 2018 01:00 PM
Kanthi, you are wrong.
Ceylon Saturday, 26 May 2018 01:31 PM
This idiot is suitable to.be in the zoo.
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