Not all frogs are politicians

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Not all frogs can become politicians and any country takes a downturn when drug peddlers, cannabis growers and jesters become politicians, UNP Parliamentarian Dr. Harsha De Silva has said.

Commenting on Education Minister Bandula Gunawardana’s claim that a three-member family could live on Rs, 7,500 a month, Dr De Silva further said if anyone can survive on less than Rs.83 a day on minister’s calculations it is much lower than the extreme poverty line of one US dollars per day which is Rs. 128.

Dr. Silva added it is up to Minister Gunawardana to explain to the country how a Sri Lankan could live on Rs. 2,500 a month while footing the health, electricity, school fees and transport bills in addition to the ever increasing cost of food. (Courtesy Ada)

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  • Kangaroo 2 Tuesday, 03 April 2012 05:56 AM

    Very true sir.

    buffaloa citizen Tuesday, 03 April 2012 06:25 AM

    The war was won thanks to MR who is actually a racist. Lowering of taxes on Motor Vehicles and realising this country does not have enough roads and reversing the same is just a simple example of the way these amateurs work. Unfortunately, we do not have honest balanced minded leaders anymore.

    Waas Tuesday, 03 April 2012 06:32 AM

    Don't bother to respond to such statements Dr. Harsha.. I'm sure you have much more important things to do!

    uaa Tuesday, 03 April 2012 06:43 AM

    So much for the economics of this minister, who, once upon a time, taught basic economics to AL students.

    Leave alone the international publications of poverty, these guys don’t even read about what our own Census and Statistics Department publish. Does he know anything about food poverty line? This minister wants many Sri Lankans to be even below the food poverty line and nutritionally poor.

    No wonder about the sorry state of the education/examination departments are in these days.

    Pularika Tuesday, 03 April 2012 07:07 PM

    PHDs in our country stands for Partly Head Damaged

    Devaka Wednesday, 04 April 2012 05:24 AM

    Would it be better for the UNP for a frog to replace the party leader?

    Lankan 1. Tuesday, 03 April 2012 06:53 AM

    any way our education minister needs education..!

    Sangar Tuesday, 03 April 2012 07:21 AM

    We need some PhDs like you for our country....GoSL please make minimum education qualification for a Minister is at least with Masters and for MPs with Bachelors...Otherwise no way of developing our mother land...

    ElavaluSambol Thursday, 05 April 2012 05:34 AM

    Aney hareee vihilui. Hi hi hi...

    Samosa Tuesday, 03 April 2012 08:09 AM

    No matter what foolish statements have been made, on the day of election, these are the ministers get elected. Should we blame MPs or the people who voted for them?

    shantha madawela Tuesday, 03 April 2012 08:16 AM

    Rs. 7500/= is too much to bandula and his family live, because he is getting every thing free from Govt., mad talks..

    joker Tuesday, 03 April 2012 08:11 AM

    frogs have a better IQ than our politica's

    ElavaluSambol Tuesday, 03 April 2012 08:56 AM

    Why sir, sir ?

    K. C. John Thursday, 05 April 2012 01:40 AM

    The fact that they migrated shows up their quality.

    PS Wednesday, 04 April 2012 04:38 AM

    Its a metaphor. As a sign of respect to someone who finally makes sense.

    Wimal_Modawansa Tuesday, 03 April 2012 06:08 AM

    Not all frogs ,Only some frogs can become Polititians.

    Real peace Tuesday, 03 April 2012 05:41 AM

    You are spot on, sir! Mother Lanka is desperate for politicians like you!!

    shiran Tuesday, 03 April 2012 05:42 AM

    well said.What on earth Bandula is having in his mind.

    jude Wednesday, 04 April 2012 05:17 AM

    I'm asking again, Which planet you living????

    Somapala Tuesday, 03 April 2012 06:00 AM

    Most of them migrated fro your party.

    bah Tuesday, 03 April 2012 06:13 AM

    Because we are all under wonder of ASIA.

    Ruvini Tuesday, 03 April 2012 06:15 AM

    Dr. Silva, please don't waste your and our time by arguing just s fool statement made by that man. If we drag behind it, we will also fall into the same fool category. This is not a political statement.

    AllAngle Tuesday, 03 April 2012 06:05 AM

    Well said, Dr. Thanks for voicing be half of us.


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