Audio: Wimal’s bouncer over Hindi song

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Expressing dismay over the action by the ICC in playing a Hindi song while the Sri Lankan team was parading under the Sri Lanka banner during the opening ceremony of the ICC Champions Trophy cricket tournament in London, Minister Wimal Weerawansa said that the Sri Lankan cricket team should have withdrawn from the tournament until the error was regretted and corrected.

“It is a pity that the Sri Lankan cricket captain is spineless. He should have kept away from the tournament until the error was regretted and corrected,” the minister said.

Addressing an event yesterday, the minister said those involved in playing cricket had failed to realise that Sri Lanka and India were two nations.

In sports or in any other sphere, those in command should always strive to protect the prestige of our country at whatever situation, the minister added.(DM online)

  Comments - 53

  • Shutmymouth Monday, 10 June 2013 06:14 AM

    Another silly tempest in a tea pot!! Probably, just an unfortunate mistake.

    janak Monday, 10 June 2013 02:20 AM



    Banda Monday, 10 June 2013 06:16 AM

    Don't worry too much mate.You are already a real joker both nationally and internationally....

    wasanthi Monday, 10 June 2013 06:19 AM

    Dear minister we are with you. Sir start signature camping against ICC.

    Tuan Monday, 10 June 2013 11:15 AM

    Ban all the cricketers and send the BBS captained by modawansa to the Champions Trophy.

    oshanda Monday, 10 June 2013 06:22 AM

    what a joker

    Mokka Rala Monday, 10 June 2013 11:17 AM

    He is not the main goon at fault..The bigger Bosses that have appointed him and tolerate him should be responsible..Unless the Bosses themselves, think and behave like Wimal.
    So How??

    arun Sunday, 09 June 2013 12:00 AM

    another joke from Mr Wihiluwansa. via DM Android App

    Concerned Citizen Monday, 10 June 2013 06:21 AM

    Sri Lanka quite rightly made a strong protest and asked for a reason for this glaring error. However, we must not give up our rights to incompetent organisers of the event by boycotting. Mathews is correct to play on and not get involved in petty politics.

    janaka Monday, 10 June 2013 11:26 AM

    Balaya Brain Keep it up Wimal. Why didn't you comment when SJ was dancing in India for Hindi Songs.

    Bastonian Monday, 10 June 2013 02:53 AM

    What north /East ???

    Prof Wickramatillake Sunday, 09 June 2013 12:08 PM

    What gentlemanly cricket do you know to comment?

    michael Sunday, 09 June 2013 12:08 PM

    True at least that way they could hv saved their dismal batting vs NZ. IPL and Arjuna Theory is 100% correct.

    Arjuna Ranawana Sunday, 09 June 2013 12:12 PM

    Yes. Hon. Minister ! you are very correct. They (SL Crickters) should take it serious, like our Jathika Minister. If they are not do so Your Hon. Minister start Upawasa at Thunmulla junction until ICC will ask applogy from Sri Lanka

    good boy Monday, 10 June 2013 11:34 AM

    We can comment but can the M P s read english?

    doratupala Monday, 10 June 2013 03:24 AM

    It was a mistake.
    However a mistake of such nature by ICC, the world cricketing body is not accepted. They haven't still apologized for it.

    sobers Monday, 10 June 2013 03:33 AM

    Do not blame the captain, his diplomacy is fine, he is a gentleman not a radical politician. Leave sports alone, authorities will sort it out. What do you know about sportsmanship or diplomacy?

    SAM putha Monday, 10 June 2013 06:49 AM

    Ahhhhh come on man, dont worry,,,,,, when the English side(Heads & Members of British Parliament ie) comes for the CWHOG to SL lets play the Bangara for the buggers!!!! its that simple...

    Riyad Tuesday, 11 June 2013 12:00 AM

    Has he become official.joker via DM Android App

    weera Monday, 10 June 2013 03:47 AM

    What do say about the casino empire? What did you say about the Electricity tariff hike?

    Amila. G Monday, 10 June 2013 07:04 AM

    We should not be commenting on this , At all . By doing so we are getting no better than the petty minded So called Minister.

    Amila. G Monday, 10 June 2013 07:10 AM

    In to what petty cheap things these Ministers get involved , that shows their mentality and level.

    W.Gamlath Monday, 10 June 2013 07:14 AM

    God bless Sri Lanka

    zara Sunday, 09 June 2013 12:00 AM

    these days we dont have any big problem. the only problem is Hindi song it? via DM Android App

    sanju Monday, 10 June 2013 07:18 AM

    this wimal needs to be medicated

    Angelo Monday, 10 June 2013 07:24 AM

    Ane apita paduwe ganak hoyagena inna denna. Api hituwe meka sihaleta haropu hindi ekak kiyala. Kawda danne eka original hindi kiyala. Anika apita pataluna koheda inne kiyala. Apita mathak une me IPL kiyala. Arjuna gana kiyanna epa. Miniha lankawe ekekne.

    DHA Monday, 10 June 2013 07:36 AM

    Haaaa....Wimal jump into the sea and save a few fisherman man.......!!!

    Perera Monday, 10 June 2013 12:05 PM

    Are u kind of mad prof to comment like that?

    Antony Monday, 10 June 2013 07:38 AM

    Why there were no comments when the for mer captain and current MP SJ took part Bollwood Dance in India to make more money for him

    crick Sunday, 09 June 2013 01:40 PM

    Yes. Arjun Ranatunga would have done exactly that.

    azonide Sunday, 09 June 2013 02:00 PM

    how many points do you think විමලා would have scored for this

    Kamal-USA Monday, 10 June 2013 12:40 AM

    Well said Mr. WW. We really need an expert like you in every field for SL.

    CROW Sunday, 09 June 2013 02:08 PM


    IOSirisena Monday, 10 June 2013 05:10 AM

    spoken like a true villager who has no idea on sports whatsoever. Well done Wimal ... way to go...

    sayed Tuesday, 11 June 2013 02:45 AM

    its clearly sows Sinhala and Tamils from India only Muslims are origin sri lankan

    Dinesh Sunday, 09 June 2013 02:50 PM

    He is calling the captain "spineless". He doesn't have the spine to fast unto death.....

    Ramzeel Monday, 10 June 2013 05:21 AM

    Wimal should have resigned for not removing the World Bank plug years ago.

    doratupala Monday, 10 June 2013 05:28 AM

    As if he resigns when his cabinet colleague ties a public servant to the tree, when one of his colleagues say that he flies in the expressway at a speed of 200 km per hour, when it should be just 100 kmph. the list continues... ICC thing is not an intentional one, its just a careless mistake.

    Suq Madique Sunday, 09 June 2013 03:17 PM

    Oh no! Not another 'death fast'?

    muhammad Monday, 10 June 2013 12:00 AM

    dont you know even most of SriLankans dont care you? This non of your business, there is a sports minister & cricket board. via DM Android App

    Minister Monday, 10 June 2013 05:28 AM

    Mr. WW. Let cricketers play cricket. They are experts on that game. Can you only mind on your political business please? Hama ekatama kata daanawa!

    Suq Madique Sunday, 09 June 2013 03:21 PM

    Probably mad they didn't play one of his songs.

    Cobra Monday, 10 June 2013 01:06 AM

    Wimal should walk the talk by resigning from the govt. over the 13A issue!!!

    Huna Sunday, 09 June 2013 03:34 PM

    we could have given this excuse and come home , now its too late

    Nadi Karunaratne Sunday, 09 June 2013 03:46 PM

    Hunger strike outside Buckingham palace - for 3 hours? Take the microphone away from this individual....we want to be ruled by grown ups.

    Game Kolla Sunday, 09 June 2013 03:48 PM

    Oh yes good advise.... similarly ministers should resign if they can't perform their duties properly. Furthermore all corrupted ministers should leave their seats and go home.

    malli Monday, 10 June 2013 05:46 AM

    Mind your own business you good for nothing big mouth....

    Damith USA Monday, 10 June 2013 05:43 AM

    Ayo very soon we will have a dirty chinese anthem along with the tongue twister ceylone anthem ..people are suffering without food n proper life, this really matters much

    Porky Pig Monday, 10 June 2013 05:44 AM

    Modawansa, 80% of the worlds population will not know what is Sri Lanka and where it is.

    Nanda Sunday, 09 June 2013 04:16 PM

    The people of North & East will get the same feeling, when National Anthem is sung in Sinhala in the sports events.

    Mutu Monday, 10 June 2013 01:28 AM

    In fact all politicians who admitted that economy might collapse should resign and go home.

    Chanu Monday, 10 June 2013 05:57 AM

    I'm so disgusted and I can't comment as a result.

    ah bola Monday, 10 June 2013 05:59 AM

    So they feel better when they immigrate to The US (mainly as asylum seekers) and then the National anthem is sung in plain English in every event? What a joke.

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