Venison served at NSC meetings during previous regime: SF

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During the Rajapaksa administration venison was usually included on the menu for members attending National Security Council (NSC) meetings as a delicacy, Minister of Sustainable Development,Wildlife and Regional Development Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka disclosed.

Speaking to the journalists after assuming duties on Wednesday (2) he said a variety of venison including deer, sambhur, wild boar and quail meat were usually on the lunch menu during these meetings. "I will deliver justice to wild animals,” he said.

He pointed out that National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader MP Wimal Weerawansa should have been offered a ‘dog ministry’ during the previous regime as he showed their genetics now.

Minister Fonseka added that resolving the human-elephant conflict and taking measures to reduce the number of elephants being killed were his top priorities. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 31

  • A. K. Adwani Friday, 04 May 2018 08:22 AM

    But when he was in the army he forgot to save the elephants from being killed and now UNP has less leaders.

    Aliya moda Friday, 04 May 2018 07:07 PM

    Adwani, if he has not finished the war you will be in India with other Adwanis.

    TKS Friday, 04 May 2018 08:27 AM

    Well said Sir. Bring them to books.

    ANTON Friday, 04 May 2018 08:34 AM

    YES SIR, FIRST SETTLE ELEPHANT-HUMAN, ELEPHANT-ELEPHANT, TAMED ELEPHANT-WILD ELEPHANT CONFLICTS.

    Lucky Friday, 04 May 2018 08:38 AM

    Did you eat it too? Or did you remain vegetarian? You can speak only if you had not consumed the venison on the menu.

    Lion Friday, 04 May 2018 08:45 AM

    Wasnt that because except Gotabaya (vegetarian) all you guys were greedy for it.

    amith Friday, 04 May 2018 08:47 AM

    How was the deer, sambhur, wild boar and quail meat? is that so delicious?

    saman Friday, 04 May 2018 09:09 AM

    Congratulations 'minister'. In your own words, "... deliver justice to wild animals".

    Mohan Friday, 04 May 2018 02:07 PM

    At least.

    Ronnie Bugger Friday, 04 May 2018 09:24 AM

    Mr. Minister, these different 'red' meats mentioned was probably served as 'bites' that normally gets associated with the bottle. It will be great if you can elaborate on this.

    ghostlanka Friday, 04 May 2018 09:43 AM

    SF should promote non-carbon emission tourism in the National Parks, and review and regulate licenses of Park Transport Operators based on their locality and economic status. Too much carbon pollution and too many vehicles disturb the eco-system in the national parks. Too much political trade union thuggery. MUST STOP and make equal status policies for all stakeholders.

    Max Friday, 04 May 2018 09:53 AM

    So you ate all of them?

    ANTON Friday, 04 May 2018 09:55 AM

    SIR , YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN A VERY DIFFICULT JOB , THOUGH YOU KILLED THOUSANDS OF HUMANS ,BARBARIC TERRORISTS , GLAD YOU HAVE AGREED TO PROTECT THOUSANDS OF ANIMALS ...... AS A GREAT ANIMAL LOVER I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST.

    A W Abdulkany Friday, 04 May 2018 10:01 AM

    Congratulations! In your new assignments.

    Review cric Friday, 04 May 2018 10:38 AM

    In vain... If SF was given ministry of health. We would have these GMOA thugs with their licenses revoked and a country going forward...

    Geeth shirantha Friday, 04 May 2018 11:05 AM

    Dear field marshal, please do the needful to protect flora and fauna . Citizens must aware about them. But shame to say that most of them not aware on those resources. There should be a mechanism to attract people.

    Suren Sarathkumara Friday, 04 May 2018 11:21 AM

    Do you have to become the minister of wildlife to reveal this abhorrent practice during the previous regime?

    Mahi Friday, 04 May 2018 01:35 PM

    Ha ha dont tell us you didnt eat those meat. If you do we are going to ask your infamous cook.

    Dee Friday, 04 May 2018 03:09 PM

    Best wishes. But please don't compare dogs with Mr. Passports. Dogs are much more advanced, smart, intelligent animals. That passport guy has no upbringing to even compare with a common mongrel.

    Sincere Friday, 04 May 2018 03:12 PM

    So that venison later deprived of your penison!!

    Barry Friday, 04 May 2018 04:05 PM

    Hereafter only Vel-Maalu will be served in all State functions.

    Nilame Friday, 04 May 2018 04:29 PM

    You would have raised the voice against venison serving at that time? now after having such what’s the point of talking? Pretty silly.

    Qed Friday, 04 May 2018 05:38 PM

    I always wonder how Gota managed the three forces with this guy.

    Lawry Friday, 04 May 2018 05:35 PM

    Let the beautiful peacocks, elephant and spotted deer roam in peace on the world's least used airport tarmac.

    Shelly Friday, 04 May 2018 06:20 PM

    Good work FM , TEACH THESE THUGS A LESSION, let’s start from the jungle.

    Sathya Friday, 04 May 2018 06:30 PM

    I don't understand why this News Paper (DM) posting comments against FM Sarath Fonseka while hiding those favor to him? is this Ethics of News Paper??

    Senewi Friday, 04 May 2018 06:34 PM

    But SF doesn't like "Kalawaddas"

    Serious worker Friday, 04 May 2018 06:58 PM

    Disgraceful. Our ministers talking about petty matters. They must grow up. No other countries in the world neither the ministers nor the president/prime minister talks about what was served for dinner. Don't waste time. Don't play to the gallery and entertain unwanted attention. Get up and do the best to the entire SL. Otherwise resign and go home and rest

    sas Friday, 04 May 2018 08:25 PM

    Well said sir. This shows the real nature of the so called patriot Mahinda Rajapaksha.

    dickie bird Friday, 04 May 2018 09:17 PM

    Evident, Gota would have been the only vegetarian and wonder what Kalaveddah's eat ??OMG, if this guy was a part of the Allied forces, by now he would have vomited all what the others did.

    PERERA Friday, 04 May 2018 09:30 PM

    THERE ARE MORE PRESSING MATTERS. THIS SILLY SO AND SO BRINGS UP VENISON EATEN ALL THOSE YEARS AGO. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE IDIOTS. HAVE THEY GOT SAWDUST BETWEEN THEIR EARS


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