Boys will be boys, says Keheliya

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“Even the politicians’ sons will behave like boys; if someone hits them they will hit back,”  said Minister Keheliya Rambukwella at the Cabinet news conference yesterday.

In reply to a question by the media, the minister said that boys quarreled and fought among themselves, He said this happened everywhere and not only in Pasikudah. He said the one who is injured goes to hospital and the one who assaulted goes to the police. However this incident had received much publicity which he regretted, he said.

The following are some of the replies the minister gave when questioned by several media persons:

Q. Minister Maithripala Sirisena had stated at a news conference that he had received death threats, what is your opinion?
A. The children of Minister Maithripala had been told that their father would be shot, and an investigation is now in progress

Q. In an incident of this nature, when the victim is in the accident ward, a suspect cannot be enlarged on bail. But bail had been granted to the son of Maithripala.
A. The point you have raised is about the granting of bail. Why cannot bail be allowed? There have been instances where bail has been allowed. Another point is that if someone wants to send another to the remand, he seeks resident treatment at the accident ward. The decision to grant bail or not depends on the decision as to whether a suspect can be produced before a court. If a judge decides to recall him before the law and, depending on legal arguments, he may be allowed bail.

Q. But in this case he had been allowed police bail.
A. So what?

Q. If the children of politicians behave decently and in a law abiding manner this type of situation would not have arisen.
A. A very good point, and in reply will ask you, if someone assaults a person while walking on the road can he ignore it because he is the son of a politician. Do you want him to look the other way and go? Boys are boys whether they are the children of politicians or not. Have you forgotten your boyhood?

Q. It seems that Minister Maithripala is pointing an accusing finger at the government; he had said that if you remove one brick the government would fall.
A. Will those in the government remove their own bricks? Extraction of teeth and removal of bricks are the work of outsiders -- because they are the ones who want the government to fall. He would have pointed at them. (Ranjan Kasthuri)
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  • fun Friday, 01 March 2013 12:00 AM

    get a life! forget about politicians sons, police children behave like they have the entire world in their hands! via DM Android App

    sidath wijeratne Friday, 01 March 2013 07:24 AM

    well said sonali I love your comments it was brilliant

    OMG Friday, 01 March 2013 11:22 AM

    This is just a warning not to mess with the VIP boys.

    weere Friday, 01 March 2013 11:27 AM

    there may be a difference between "minister boys " and "ordinary boys"

    ham Friday, 01 March 2013 07:30 AM

    ....and idiots will be idiots...

    Hoola Hoop Friday, 01 March 2013 07:31 AM

    Sri Lanka has a Government consists of Ministers & MP's that its people deserve.
    Minister's beared is smarter than the bain.

    hikz Friday, 01 March 2013 11:27 AM

    The general public boys are not boys, all the time they are victims.

    Hoola Hoop Friday, 01 March 2013 07:35 AM

    No wonder the human rights violations accusations

    Farook Friday, 01 March 2013 11:38 AM

    The best verdict so far

    Ranjith Friday, 01 March 2013 02:50 PM

    But they are surrounded by the so called PSD,MSD. else people will teach them. But the limit is very nearer.

    Grace Friday, 01 March 2013 07:47 AM

    Such boys are going to build a disciplined society after becoming ministers.

    Trehan Munasinghe Friday, 01 March 2013 11:52 AM

    Well Said !!

    Luvis Fernando Friday, 01 March 2013 11:57 AM

    රත් වෙන තුරු වතුර සැලියේ
    කකුළුවා නටයි දිය කෙලියේ ...

    ඔහොම යනකොට බලාගන්න පුළුවන්.

    shan Friday, 01 March 2013 11:56 AM

    Apple does not fall away from its tree.

    S.Sriranjan Friday, 01 March 2013 02:55 PM

    Mr.Keheliya! What about Tamil Boys???

    C.Seneveratne Friday, 01 March 2013 07:51 AM

    The question is not that boys are boys.
    The way it was handled. Today minister's power can change
    the law. The police or the law has no place in this
    distressful land.

    Andrew Pitugala Friday, 01 March 2013 03:16 PM

    Will " boys will be boys apply" if it was the Minister's son who was very badly injured and had to be hospitalised?????

    Charith Friday, 01 March 2013 12:15 PM

    If boys would be boys, then why do "BOYS" need MSD security? and I love the fact that a minister of this country would reply to a question saying "SO WHAT". is he 5, to answer like that?

    I actually watched this press conference last night, and felt sorry for this country. The fact that ministers don't have dignity to stand up when a mistake is made and accept, actually shows how immature and childish they are.

    Wijesinghe Friday, 01 March 2013 08:12 AM

    they are all 25-28 year olds. they can hardly be called boys.

    Jambo Friday, 01 March 2013 03:38 PM

    Public toilet !!,

    kolla Friday, 01 March 2013 04:43 AM

    And... If father has a history of trying to jump to the next room in a hotel Sons also might do the same Boys are boys !!! isn't it Hon. Rambukwella ?

    cpeter Friday, 01 March 2013 04:46 AM

    are you also a boy????.. tried yr 'boy' tricks in melbourne and fell off the balcony and broke yr legs...

    Rasheedomar Friday, 01 March 2013 04:52 AM

    The minister did know that the son of Minister Maithripala had also assaulted two policemen, for which a ordinary person cannot get Police Bail.

    CITIZEN Friday, 01 March 2013 08:37 AM

    Boys will be boys, no doubt! Unfortunately, fathers of these boys do not know their boys until they display and demonstrate their true colours!!!

    husny Friday, 01 March 2013 12:00 AM

    what if i hit your son while he'z walking on the the.can in get a bail too.. via DM Android App

    Mervyn Lye Friday, 01 March 2013 04:08 PM

    He has the perfect qualifications ...... at this juncture of Sri Lankan politics

    Nadi Karunaratne Friday, 01 March 2013 01:03 AM

    They take their cue from their fathers. The biggest issue for SL is how can we get talented, educated men and women of integrity into public life.The thugs chase them away.

    Hadi Friday, 01 March 2013 01:06 AM

    the victims tie themselves or hit themselves.

    Subash Friday, 01 March 2013 08:36 AM

    Boy will be boys and they are called ministers's boys!!!

    Suresh Friday, 01 March 2013 04:56 AM

    U R Perfectly correct... its a very good one

    Premalal Friday, 01 March 2013 01:12 AM

    Not all boys minister. Your boys hit people just for the kick of it. They are all heroes when they have the ministerial security goons and hanger on friends. But man to man how will your boys fare?

    SW Friday, 01 March 2013 05:00 AM

    This honourable minister has forgotten that they were elected by people to serve the public. Lets not blame them instead blame the poor people who use their democratic right to vote for them to amass wealth and abuse power. Isn't this shameful.

    amilli Friday, 01 March 2013 01:19 AM

    joke of the year!

    serendib Friday, 01 March 2013 01:25 AM

    boys will be boys, not hit men

    A.N Friday, 01 March 2013 05:10 AM

    what a joke

    ANTON Friday, 01 March 2013 01:21 AM

    What would happen if a poor boy was involved in place of Daham ?

    R.Dias Friday, 01 March 2013 05:07 AM

    We can reply the appropriate way...but sure it will not be published....therefore Mr. Minister...kivvaa kiyalaa hithaaganna.

    Madhatter Friday, 01 March 2013 05:14 AM

    Thugs will be Thugs

    chandler Friday, 01 March 2013 01:24 AM

    Law is Law minister, applicable to everyone !

    PRASANNAJIT Friday, 01 March 2013 05:10 AM

    Nottige putha.

    manpeimanpei Friday, 01 March 2013 01:32 AM

    Grown men behaving like boys.. Shame shame

    ANTON Friday, 01 March 2013 01:34 AM


    daddy Friday, 01 March 2013 01:34 AM

    Only mr. Keheliya understand his talk.

    Doc santa Friday, 01 March 2013 01:34 AM

    what about the girl who stolen coconuts sir? why did they arrest her ?

    VerminSilva Friday, 01 March 2013 01:34 AM

    Bad Boys'll be... Bad Boys !

    Raja Raju Friday, 01 March 2013 01:35 AM

    What soap powder he uses?

    justin Friday, 01 March 2013 05:33 AM

    Mister Minister, you should feel the top of your head and backside.

    A citizen Friday, 01 March 2013 05:33 AM

    Boys will be boys ,that's true but some of Boys of the Politicians grow horns when their parents are in power.

    Punny Pellow Friday, 01 March 2013 01:57 AM

    All Sri Lankans should follow this good advice of hitting those who hit them, strangle who strangles them and kick those who kick them.

    attha Friday, 01 March 2013 05:42 AM

    Yes Boys will be boys when their parents keep falling off balconies in Australia.ha Ha

    rednaxela Friday, 01 March 2013 01:58 AM

    Provide security only to the politicians. Their children need no special treatment. If they are not pampered then they will have to obey the law and behave like any ordinary person. Why do they need body guards and protection wasting public funds?

    tarinda Friday, 01 March 2013 02:01 AM

    Those are not boys those are kawuda boys? Those are thugs who think they can do anything they want because their fathers are there to save them. Taking pictures of women by force and also 15 people attacking a single man we dont here that often with NORMAL boys. Isnt it?

    Lal.Fernando. Friday, 01 March 2013 02:02 AM

    What a stupid comment from this minister.To say ' if someone hits you , you hit back' you are wrong man, if someone hits you you turn back and walk off.Well if that is your advice, you are not a roll model.

    puttalam buruwa Friday, 01 March 2013 02:08 AM

    washing machine will be washing machine forever...

    Confused Friday, 01 March 2013 02:05 AM

    These fellows are all cowards. I like to seem them when they don't have all their hanger ons and protection.

    Sonali De Silva Friday, 01 March 2013 02:15 AM

    i think the fall from the hotel has hurt his brain more than his legs. He should check what he says or people might wonder from which end its been uttered.

    Ranjit Friday, 01 March 2013 05:51 AM

    Yes boys will be boys unless there is a sex change. Say good boys will never behave like thugs only bad boys will behave like thugs. Don't wash dirty linen in public

    Cobra Friday, 01 March 2013 02:18 AM

    And ministerial brats will always be thugs,goons and murderers to be handled with kid gloves by the authorities!!!

    nsathees Friday, 01 March 2013 02:21 AM

    see how irresponsible our ministers are!

    Manisha Friday, 01 March 2013 02:27 AM

    Will our law be the same law for all boys...That is the question.

    jude Friday, 01 March 2013 02:30 AM

    I don't expect the sons to behave well in public place(like the beautiful Pasikudah Beach) as the Political Dumb nut fathers have macho attitude towards malice.

    Gilbert Friday, 01 March 2013 02:30 AM

    Captain Haddock must have been on the turps when he gave these responses! He he!

    Nihal Jayaweera Friday, 01 March 2013 02:30 AM

    Ministers' boys will never grow up

    peeda mossa Friday, 01 March 2013 06:01 AM

    Yeah, boys are boys, but some ministers' ' boys' are just two-bit rogues, probably following their fathers' footsteps.

    Amila. G Friday, 01 March 2013 02:34 AM

    Boys will be boys and they will be behaving like their parents as well.

    jacoob Friday, 01 March 2013 02:33 AM

    except VP's boys and Children !!

    Dingiri Banda Friday, 01 March 2013 06:13 AM

    Exactl;y. How can the jounalists listen and tolarate this man's 'kohedha yanne malle pol' answers. What a duffer.

    sam Friday, 01 March 2013 06:19 AM

    we should be killed for voting for a set of jokers like u

    Mason Friday, 01 March 2013 06:22 AM

    So what Minister. A child steals coconut and she is produced in courts and remanded. Here, a minister's son assaults another, and he is granted POLICE BAIL. Is this equality before the law ????

    Zaid Friday, 01 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Feel sorry for KR via DM Android App

    CHANDANA17@HOTMAIL.C Friday, 01 March 2013 06:27 PM

    Soon avalanche will be coming pnur way.

    smi Friday, 01 March 2013 06:21 AM

    Can someone please ask the DIG to give us his comments,
    or rather his side of the story...why is he silent ??

    Gorakaya Friday, 01 March 2013 10:27 AM

    Boys will be boys in Sri Lanka, but when they go overseas (western countries), they got their tails beween their legs.

    Mohamed Friday, 01 March 2013 10:33 AM

    Well he is advising to take the law to their hand..

    MIG FromDubai Saturday, 02 March 2013 03:34 AM

    DM : Sir, Did you understand my question ??????

    Kehaliya : Yes, Yes, "UNDERSTAND the BUS STAND"

    DHA Friday, 01 March 2013 06:53 AM

    Thugs only behave like this......

    Ravi Friday, 01 March 2013 10:55 AM

    What is the use of Law & Orders then? Do we still require police, courts, Judges and lawyers?

    Hobbes Friday, 01 March 2013 10:57 AM

    Yep. Fighting fifteen to one, indecent exposure, drunken and lewd behaviour seem to be the epitome of manhood to these ministerial brats..!

    Perhaps all of them suffer from SDS (Short D..k Syndrome) just like their Dads.

    They will never fight man to man. Hence, they deserve all the scorn and contempt that has been heaped upon them.

    Lobo Friday, 01 March 2013 11:01 AM

    Would he have the same attitude if someone bashed up his son?

    Ahmad Friday, 01 March 2013 11:02 AM

    Blood is blood

    Nodrog Friday, 01 March 2013 11:04 AM

    There was no doubt from which end the rubbish he utters emanated from......and this just re-confirms it.

    Ben Hurling Friday, 01 March 2013 11:00 AM

    This so called minister is implying, it is OK to launch savage attacks on each other using political bodygurads as long as you are a boy. In this case rather matured boy of of 20 years. How stupid can you be making such public statements?

    Nihal BD Friday, 01 March 2013 07:09 AM

    Boys get ready we are going to Min.Kehelliya's house to make him feel '' BOYS are BOYS''

    Ravi Friday, 01 March 2013 11:10 AM

    Do you mean damaged his brain! I thought he never had a good one! He is messenger, do not shoot him!

    roshan Friday, 01 March 2013 07:10 AM

    joke of the day sri lanka rule by dogs

    RajasH Friday, 01 March 2013 11:15 AM

    politicians will be politicians

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