I don’t mind being called a scarecrow: EC

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Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said today he did not mind being compared to a scarecrow made of straw by Democratic Party Leader Sarath Fonseka because a scarecrow had the power to at least scare aware birds.

Speaking at a post poll media briefing, he made this comment with reference to a remark by Mr. Fonseka that Mr. Deshapriya was a scarecrow made of straw.
“I am happy that he did not compare me to a dead body. A scarecrow is at least an object with some power. It can scare away birds,” he said. (Kelum Bandara and Sandun A. Jayasekara)




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  • Ralahamy Friday, 04 April 2014 05:59 AM

    Sammy you are right. He shouts like a crow and his words have no meaning or value to the society.

    Balan Wednesday, 02 April 2014 08:47 PM

    Poor EC. Change the Law to make EC has same power as in India when he can direct Police & all Govt. Agencies by Law and take immediate action.

    peter Thursday, 03 April 2014 07:27 AM

    People are losing interest in the entire system!

    Dilip Wednesday, 02 April 2014 10:03 PM

    He seems to be very happy.

    karu Wednesday, 02 April 2014 11:45 PM

    Excellent self confession

    Balan Wednesday, 02 April 2014 11:53 PM

    Fonseka used the wrong word - it should be "puppet" after the 18th Amendment. No independent election commission like India where after dissolution the their EC is in charge of police and the public service.

    Randy Wednesday, 02 April 2014 11:56 PM

    of course you will scare away opposition birds!

    Sammy Thursday, 03 April 2014 09:25 AM

    What Fonseka must have meant is, Deshapriya is a "scared crow" of the Govt. Not a scarecrow.

    Cobra Thursday, 03 April 2014 01:02 AM

    Well, at least he knows and admits it!

    andrew77 Thursday, 03 April 2014 09:28 AM

    ANAKALI and some other lame birds too LOL

    Ranjith Seneviratne Thursday, 03 April 2014 01:20 AM

    He doesn't have to be either of them when people look at him people will run away..

    Rat Thursday, 03 April 2014 01:23 AM

    It reminds me of some gesture when the Commissioner raises his little finger in the first photo.

    yuri Thursday, 03 April 2014 05:18 AM

    This guy only good for Girama Servaga

    Chandhapala Wednesday, 02 April 2014 09:44 PM

    You asked for it. Now do not be a clown. Protect your image. via DM iPad app

    ANTON Thursday, 03 April 2014 02:01 AM

    NOWADAYS , BIRDS ARE NOT SCARED BY PAMBAYAS, THEY PISS AND DEFECATE ON IT'S HEAD, THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR GENTLEMAN.

    citizen Thursday, 03 April 2014 05:41 AM

    Right. You have to call a spade a spade.

    Manel Thursday, 03 April 2014 02:20 AM

    The problem with you is that you try to laugh off everything.

    MrKasthuri Thursday, 03 April 2014 05:43 AM

    Good that you not were called "Kalawadda".

    Ranger thomas Thursday, 03 April 2014 02:54 AM

    The EC's reply is logically sound.

    Komikkaraya Thursday, 03 April 2014 11:36 AM

    Maintain the dignity of your post. Or else people are going to call you the " Loony Crow". via DM iPad app

    tony Thursday, 03 April 2014 06:28 AM

    SO YOU ADMIT THAT YOU WERE ONLY SCARRING THE MINORITY OR THE HELPLESS, WHILE HELPING THE MIGHTY

    Raja Wednesday, 02 April 2014 11:30 PM

    Scarecrow installed by whom??? Which bird you chased away?? via DM Android App


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