Rs.7500 enough for family of three-Bandula

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Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardena said a family of three could live a comfortable life with an income of Rs.7500 per month if they used their money wisely.

Addressing a gathering at the opening ceremony of the Maternity and Childcare Centre at Mullegama in Homagama he pointed out that if people refrained from wasteful expenditure they could live happier, fuller and pleasanter lives.

He went on to say, “The government’s budgeted income from taxation is only Rs.1000 billion and it is barely enough for recurrent expenditure. Under the circumstance the government is compelled to depend on foreign loans and aid to meet capital expenditure. The government obtains foreign loans for its development programmes that include highways, harbours, airports, hospitals, and new industries.  It is not possible to develop a country unless it obtains foreign loans. Farmer organizations have demanded an increased purchase price for paddy. It is quiet easy to increase the guaranteed price up to Rs.100 in five minutes by a cabinet decision. However, farmers  must not forget that the with a increase in the paddy purchasing price the price of rice will go up to Rs.200. Policy planning is not easy as pasting posters. A measure of rice had once been the major factor in changing governments.

We never said that the price of rice will not increase. Salaries have increased in keeping with the increase in the price of goods. There was a time when the salary of a government servant was about Rs.80, but present day salaries are very much higher.

The Education Department runs student hostels in several schools where students have three square meals and two cups of tea a day for Rs.2500 a month. This is a clear indication that a family of three needs only Rs.7500 for a month if they manage their expenses properly. Many individuals are in the habit of wasting their hard earned money having meals at hotels and restaurants. Recently I was invited to a function at a hotel that charged Rs.6500 for lunch per head. We must avoid such wasteful expenditure and guard our expenses.

The number of cellular phone in use in the country exceeds the population. Many individuals are using super- luxury cars at tremendous costs. It is in doubt whether they really need such expensive vehicles. No government has been able to contain the increasing cost of living. The prices of goods in 1960’s have increased by a large margin by the year 2000, and it will increase further by the year 3000. Then people living in 3000 will say that the prices of goods were much less in the year 2000, just as we talk about the prices of goods in the 1960s.” (Muditha Dayananada)

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  • RPM Wednesday, 21 March 2012 05:20 AM

    What a pathetic display of cynicism from a former Economics Tutor, turned UNP Minister, and Turncoat, who crossed over to enjoy the vast pecuniary privileges appropriated by Ministers, Deputy Ministers and other Political functionaries. These Parasites living off the poor public of a Third World country has the audacity to utter such lies !

    Guy from Sri Lanka Tuesday, 20 March 2012 06:27 AM

    GOD BLESS SRI LANKA!!!!

    Robert Tuesday, 20 March 2012 06:22 AM

    DEAR BANDU...... WE NOT RECEIVED FOOD FROM PARLIAMENT CANTEEN... THERE ONLY CAN GET I SAVAN FOOD JUST FOR 60/- I THINK...

    saif Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:44 AM

    the balance will be paid by gov

    Nirvana Tuesday, 20 March 2012 04:23 AM

    The story of a Family of 3

    Father & Son - Lives in the Boys Hostel - 2500 x 2
    Mother - Lives in the nearby Girls Hostel - 2500

    Saradial Wednesday, 21 March 2012 05:05 AM

    Simply he asks us to live like weddas in jungle. I think then we can manage with 2500/= per person.

    kumar senaratne Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:44 AM

    Seems batteries are running down in his calculator!

    lakwijaya Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:46 AM

    Shall we ask the minister to take a pay cut and live with Rs. 7500.00, another joker

    Chands Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:33 AM

    Time for a pay cut from all MPs.

    rufus Tuesday, 20 March 2012 06:16 AM

    MINISTER YOU MAY BE RIGHT , LETS TAKE A LOOK AT THE RATA WAWAMU CHINTANAYA :

    BREAKFAST ; BATALA WITH COCONUT ONE CUP OF TEA = LKR. 30.00 X 3 PERSONS = 90.00 X 30 DAYS = 2'700/MONTH
    LUNCH : RICE+GARDEN LEAVES +EGG = 50.00 +00+10X3 = 80 X 30 DAYS = 2'400/MONTH
    DINNER : PITTU OR STRING HOPPERS +KIRI ODDI = 60+30= 90X 30 DAYS = 2700/MONTH
    TOTAL FOOD EXPENSES : BREAKFAST + lUNCH +DINNER
    2'700+2'400+2'700 = 7'800 JUST FOR FOOD. ( SHORT 300 RS.)/month
    SUPLLIMENTARY: Toothpaste ( HAGURU) + SOAP) 25.00
    Clothes to wash/month - 200.00
    electricity bill - 500.00/month
    water bill - 50.00/month
    transport by bus : 500.00/month
    firewood : 200.00/month
    fruits : 300.00/month
    school fees+tuition : 300.00
    NO EXTRAS basic expense in the village still 2'050 short
    WHO PAYS THE DIFFERENCE ???????

    Sunil Lanka Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:49 AM

    You and your econ classes good for ***

    lankashantha Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:35 AM

    Where we find like these "Brilliant " People.He is in the stone age.
    1 Pak milk 55
    1 Bread 55
    Lunch x 3 200
    Dinner x 3 150
    --------------------------------
    460 x 30 = 13,800/- Electricity, water, clothes, medicine and transport Gov. provides free?

    Jina Wednesday, 21 March 2012 05:07 AM

    Have u woken up from a coma after 20 years?

    Forex Tuesday, 20 March 2012 06:19 AM

    I think he meant $7500

    ravi Tuesday, 20 March 2012 04:53 AM

    Naturally we had problems with A/L results.
    Multiplying a student's cost by 3 is equal to a 3 person family's cost according to this joker.

    mohamed Tuesday, 20 March 2012 06:22 AM

    yes can live if government give rs 20000 per month

    Cynic Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:45 AM

    Did he try living on Rs7,500.00 a MONTH, before talking like this? He probably spends Rs7,500.00 a DAY, even after getting free meals in Parliament.

    SL Citizen Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:47 AM

    He has gone back to the past thru time machine. Now he is in 1980 s.

    Dinesh Tuesday, 20 March 2012 04:40 AM

    Who's going to buy the Gas Cylinder !!

    Ronny Tuesday, 20 March 2012 12:16 PM

    I think this Minister thinks that all the Sri Lankans are beggars who have no rents to pay, electricity, water, schooling of children, milk powder, 10 litres of Kasippu per month, one visit to a massage clinic, free bus and train rides, beach or the banks of rivers and canals as toilets, etc.etc. Yes, but even the beggars cannot manage with 7,500 a month.

    Leslie Tuesday, 20 March 2012 06:54 AM

    The ministers are living in a cloud. The other day Wimal wanted US products to be boycotted little realising that he himself is user of same. Now the Education Minister has "discovered" that a family of three need only Rs.7500/- to live a "comfortable" life. He talks of super luxury cars. Will he say how many vehicles are there for his use, and the number of vehicles in his fleet when he travels. Please wake up Mr. Minister and stop talking ---- ----.

    Sumathipala Tuesday, 20 March 2012 05:04 AM

    This is a clear indication that if you eat in the parliament canteen luxury food like prawns for years for a nominal fee of Rs. 100/-,
    get all expenses like meals and drinks in restaurants, petrol, even the residence costs paid, one loose the touch to the reality. These people don't know even what costs occur in the daily life. The y don't know the price how much vegetables and other things cost. If this is so any minister should step down, because if they don't understand the grievances of the people, they cannot represent them. Now it is so that no minister is concerned about the citizens anymore. If the citizens make their voice heard on the road they are treated with water canons, batons or later abducted.The ministers are serving themselves.

    gona Tuesday, 20 March 2012 12:31 PM

    Thanks Minister. my wife complying she dos not enough 35,000 per month with 2 kids. now i can so your statement as a reference to her. thanks for saving me...mmmmmma.

    Fusion Tuesday, 20 March 2012 12:33 PM

    *SPEECHLESS*

    starving_lankan Wednesday, 21 March 2012 09:52 AM

    Food & beverage budget for Sri Lankan by Education Minister Bandula G.
    Total Budget = Rs 2,500/-

    Tea /person/day/month = Rs 15 x 1 x 2 x 30 = Rs 900/-

    Food/person/day/month = Rs 2,500 – Rs 900 (Tea)
    = Rs 1600 /1 person /3 meals/30 days
    =Rs 18/- per meal

    Manisha Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:03 AM

    I think he is living in 70s still. so called education minister who doesnt have basic idea about current living cost of a person in SL, how is he gonna improve education..01st of all he needs to be educated current situ in SL about cost..So sad, we are living with such mutts and sad that they are the leader of us...GOSH...he should be given Rs.7500/= to live...we MUST do it...

    sarath Tuesday, 20 March 2012 03:18 AM

    6 weeks before the USD rate was 113 & today it is 130. Is there any kind of economic theory to be applied to stop sky rock inflation that we have to anticipate in coming days???? or will our importers apply old rate to calculate the cost of imported goods??

    shan Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:06 AM

    well said econ master, your statement is applicable for your forefathers period..."aaththa muththa kaale"

    Kondebendapucheena Tuesday, 20 March 2012 06:41 AM

    47500 you miss just number 4 in front

    parathan Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:16 AM

    75 000?????

    Ceylonese Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:20 AM

    Is he talking about LKR or what..!!!???

    Siri Tuesday, 20 March 2012 09:29 AM

    dear minister,your econ knoledge is ok, but your arithmetic knoledge very poor.

    nimal Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:04 AM

    better make hostels by the government we are ready to live there after paying Rs.2500.Why we elected them ,Now their show the the cobra for us, it is a good lesson for srilankans.

    SHS Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:29 AM

    All these ministers are so irresponsible in their speeches, they talk rubbish.
    We should be shamed for having this type of leaders in our country...

    Regi Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:30 AM

    From the way he looks and for his frame, the Minister himself will need Rs. 7500/- for one meal alone

    lalith wije Tuesday, 20 March 2012 12:52 PM

    Why are ministers paid so much? Cant they settle for a salary of Rs 15,000/

    suny j Tuesday, 20 March 2012 09:55 AM

    earlier Wimal and now Bandula .....see the quality of ministers who are guiding us towards the dream ...."mircle of asia" ?????

    Trehan Munasinghe Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:05 AM

    I feel that the minister has made a time machine and gone back to a world in which he and only he lives in... also I think those preparing the numbers for Sri Lanka should stop using calculators "MADE IN CHINA" brought down on special order...
    Mr. Minister did for once go through the minimum salary and daily wage ratio, cost of living index... ?????? Stop talking shop and do something more productive or GET OUT !!

    Man B Tuesday, 20 March 2012 12:47 PM

    first cut his salary to 7,500/-

    Fahim Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:21 AM

    we can propose to members of parliment that we will pay you 2500 rupees each of you for month and put you all in one building under guard without any means to getting money. you all should prove that you can live with 2500 Sri lankan rupees.
    Modaraja.

    nadira Wednesday, 21 March 2012 06:31 AM

    Hon Sir

    Implement your advice of living in the said budget
    Luxury for the people;e who are supposed to serve the masses is it ? Masses to pay for that cost

    Jehan Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:35 AM

    one KG rice = Rs. 65 week=260 month =1040.
    1 Kg Dhal= 145
    3 vegetables for week at least 500 g of each= 720per month
    Fish 2 Kg s per month =1280.
    electricity bill = 750.00
    Spices Coconut oil and other coocking utencils. 1000
    if 1/4h of Gas used from a 12.5 kg= 565
    Bus fares at least 1 person works of a family of 04 and he travels minimum distance=432.
    Clothes per month for four. 650.
    oher fares for a school kids 1200.
    Medicines and miscellenious 1000.
    Dear Mr. Economist i have mentioned unfeasible costing of a family of four this rates i have taken are only dreamable rates still a family needs 8000+ money this shows how our ministers think about society and take dicisions.

    sinha Tuesday, 20 March 2012 10:09 AM

    My toilet cost RS.10000

    Dehand Senanayake Wednesday, 21 March 2012 06:32 AM

    HE SEEMS TO BE COMING UP WITH A NEW ECONOMICS THEORY.

    Fazeel Tuesday, 20 March 2012 01:28 PM

    bash Geneva - 3rd joke

    MK Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:28 AM

    what a JOKE! well said MASTER GUNAWARDANA
    quite easy for you to talk ! wonder what your bank balance is like!

    Namal Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:22 AM

    This prove our education minister is the MOST uneducated man in Sri Lanka? why the crowd allowed this to speak? they should have hammered with what ever they were wearing? It cost me Rs 3000 for one child foroverment his school van, I have 3 kids schooling and it costs me Rs. 9000 per month only for van fees. So what shall I do for the rest of the month? stay in hunger for whole month? stay in darkness? stay naked? or he is asking them to go to by public transport? where is the public transportation? This is the worst sentence I have heard from a government minister. Although this government is not at all concerned about the public. They are living in ultra luxury dream world while advising the poor to still tighten their belts? what non
    sense?

    Shan Tuesday, 20 March 2012 10:16 AM

    This is how ministers are thinking about citizens, but for them this amount even not enough for the hear cut …

    roomy Tuesday, 20 March 2012 06:41 PM

    He never made jokes but it is the nature of Sri Lanka. Powerful regimes are considered by some scholars in the past....In present, who has the powerful regime and who gave them.

    Ahmed L Mohamed Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:01 PM

    Excuse me Pls anyone verify me
    Hon Minister's Mental Status &/Or
    Recently he got any accident...?
    He lost his present memory
    just reminded 10-20 years back

    Fathima Faizal Tuesday, 20 March 2012 10:01 AM

    I had a good laugh after reading all the comments.
    I am unable to decide what is most hilarius - THE PUBLIC'S COMMENTS or THE MINISTER'S FOOLISH COMMENT!!

    Jumbo Tuesday, 20 March 2012 03:46 AM

    Joke of the century!!!

    laksiri Tuesday, 20 March 2012 10:02 AM

    when economics became a politician,such F LIES MAKE HUM SHED.

    *God Sakra* Wednesday, 21 March 2012 06:24 AM

    Sorry, He said Not Rs. 7500/- He said $7500/-

    Danushka Tuesday, 20 March 2012 10:06 AM

    In the first place why did people of this country vote politicians of this caliber to power? Time has come to think wisely when casting votes. Voters of this nation elect people who has wanton ideas of this nature and suffer for 6 years. And again they vote the same group back to power and suffer for the next 6 years. Never ending phenomenon.

    Ruhunu kolla Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:28 AM

    Wonder our ninister arrived in a three wheeler?

    SRIYA Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:46 AM

    Mr Minister there is sinhala saying
    ova denu parahata thama sammataye pihita sita
    why dont you live on 7500/ amonth without taking the top perks which then can be distributed to haveless

    achtung Tuesday, 20 March 2012 03:49 AM

    Entertainment never stops
    Joke of last week : Boycott Google
    Joke of this week: 7500 enough for a family of 3.
    Joke of next week ????

    achtung Tuesday, 20 March 2012 03:50 AM

    Family of 3 people who are ALIVE? I think 7500 is enough for a family of 3 non-living persons.

    lal Tuesday, 20 March 2012 10:33 AM

    Please go to Angoda. Would you able live this salary.As educational person do not release words what ever come to your mouth. I am a idiot to answer to him.How about children's education.May you forget that you have given tuition.

    AJ Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:19 PM

    crazy brainless but it's gd for the 65% of ppl who voted for them nxt time think wise ??? thtz only if u get a next time cause sri lanka has a royal family now ... Hip Hip Horray

    sean Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:50 AM

    please tell the minister to show the accounts how three people can live for a month.
    "THE PUBLIC WILL BE AMAZED THAT HE CANNOT COUNT UP TO 10 "

    Anon Tuesday, 20 March 2012 10:09 AM

    Interviewer-Mr Bandula where did you get your Economics degree from?
    Mr Bandula- Elementary my dear sir, elementary!

    dishboy Tuesday, 20 March 2012 10:14 AM

    My Electricity bill alone is 7500/-

    RN Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:41 AM

    That’s good. Then, all politicians should be a example for the state by only getting 7500 LKR as a salary.

    Lanka Tuesday, 20 March 2012 01:38 AM

    He should start living with Rs.7500.00 first.

    Gamaya Tuesday, 20 March 2012 10:52 AM

    If 3 people family eat all 3 meals bread

    52 X 3 =156 (per Day)
    156 X 30 =4680 (FOR THE wHOLE mONTH)
    AFTER THE MEAL DRINKS ONLY WATER
    wATER bILL 2320
    ALMOST 5000 YES YES WE CAN LIVE

    Amuda Sima Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:03 PM

    monwada yko polui bathui the? Even this is not enough for three children, modayo.

    hasthi Tuesday, 20 March 2012 10:42 AM

    Mr Gunawardana is going to conduct classes (free of charge) for all Ministers and MPs (including those in the opposition) and after that the salaries of these 'honourable' members will be revised.

    For the public, there is a course fee (Rs. 75,000/= per person). Enrolment unlimited. Free seeting on the GalleFace Green on a first come first served basis....

    .

    SriLankan Tuesday, 20 March 2012 05:46 AM

    Let him set an example first

    Lankan Thursday, 12 April 2012 11:24 PM

    I'm student i lived in colombo. Two years back my individual expense was Rs.15 000 per month. Including Room Rent + other expenses. I really dont understand the magic behind Rs.7500 family budget. It is insane even if u are thinking about it.. I don't think that it would be possible even in dream.

    Ranjith Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:11 PM

    For them

    sam Tuesday, 20 March 2012 01:44 AM

    Lets see you walk to talk. Why don't you ask that your salary is reduced to Rs7,500/- and show the people how you manage on this first then your colleagues can follow suit. Now I am sure who taught Cabral economics.

    Laughing Boy Tuesday, 20 March 2012 01:58 PM

    dont say MUST BE CRAZY.... just say HE IS CRAZY......

    jayasuriya Tuesday, 20 March 2012 01:52 AM

    then all ministers shold have to paid 7,500/= all inclusive salary

    M.V.R.Perera Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:47 AM

    His electricity bill per month may be over 3x7500 which is paid by the government please publish your March electricity bill

    Aku Aku Tuesday, 20 March 2012 01:52 AM

    Certainly, sans water, electricity, house rent, school fees, medicines,clothes,bus fare, kerosene, bread, parippu, dried sprats potatoes, onions, garlic, most vegetables,chilli powder, pepper, coconut,coconut oil, flour,fruits(local) soap, tooth paste, tea, sugar etc...etc. Just forget, chicken, fish, beef, gas,TV, Radio, newspapers, noodles, chick peas, green peas, pappadam and many more so called poor man's luxuries. Bandula must be crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Patriot Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:48 AM

    we are supposed to be led by ministers like this. What a statement to make..... which world is he living in. The worst is we are seated here commenting on such stupid statments.

    rufus Tuesday, 20 March 2012 05:47 AM

    HEY MINISTER WHAT IS THE " SUTHRAYA FOR THE COST OF LIVING !!!!!! " I AM VERY EXCITED TO KNOW HOW DO YOU MANAGE WITH THE SAME MONTHLY SALARY . IF YOU CAN DO IT WE SHOULD CREATE A WORLD RECORD. WHY HAS THIS SUBMITTED TO GENEVA SO THAT THEY COULD REDUCE MORE AID TO OUR COUNTRY.

    Hamza Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:01 AM

    This minister of education should be sent back to school..Ok give us an itinerary for Rs.7500 we really want to see this and follow it. if these are the caliber of people managing are ministry MR should be ashamed. The bus fair alone for a month for a family of three just to work/school and back is more than Rs7500 that is without any weekend joyrides.

    Laughing Boy Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:14 PM

    i think he is talking about 7500 US$......

    Dr. Paragaha Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:32 PM

    "Fathima Faizal".... well said. For me there is no words to describe this foolishness... of minister. This is the quality of people leading our nation, who has no idea of what is going around and how people live.. May be he has never spoken to an ordinary citizen...

    SM Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:06 AM

    I'm sure he can, because he is only considering 3 meals and two cups of tea a day. He is not going to use water, electricy, transport, clothing, medical expenses, furniture, white goods, home repairs, rates, taxes rent etc. etc. etc

    S.Sriranjan Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:48 PM

    Dame shame for a Minister,Specially Minister of Education unaware of Economical Situation of Srilanka!!!

    Nimal Tuesday, 20 March 2012 10:59 AM

    Absolutely correct 7500 LKR is more enough for family ( 3 members )

    Gamaraala Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:10 AM

    My former Econ Sir has got his calculations wrong this time..

    Detective Tuesday, 20 March 2012 05:46 AM

    one day expense allowance is 250/- is for
    Meals 50 x 3 = 150
    plain tea (adu seeni) 10 x 3 = 30
    Transport = 18
    Electricity (450/30) = 15
    Soap = 35
    See with all these expenses still the family is left with 2/= which could be used for savings or to have a beedi..

    Jennifer de Mel Tuesday, 20 March 2012 10:59 AM

    OOps he has forgotten his maths. He forgot to add the two zeros after 7500. He wanted to say Rs 750,000, as a person needs that much due to todays economy. Is'nt it? He makes mistakes again and again. He should be sent again for maths night classes.

    alif Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:12 AM

    ARE REALLY TALKING WITH SENSE HOW CAN A FAMILY OF 3 LIVE WITH 7500/- in Sri Lanka - Are you crazy, aren't you in Sri Lanka. May be you are comparing some other country Make Sure ? Add up the child's schooling /House rent / Electricity / Water and other

    harinda Tuesday, 20 March 2012 03:02 PM

    salary of 80 was taken by my great great grand father sir ... then there were no buses no vehicles now a mere bus ticket between 2 halts is 9 but the conductor wont give you 1 so its 10 bucks has this fellow been having punnakku for break fast lunch and dinner

    Lokka Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:13 AM

    Coming Colors not good... Wimal is infecting other team members..

    GSK Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:16 AM

    YES Mr. Minister, its possible in MIRACLE OF ASIA only , where Gas Rs. 250/-, 1kg of rice Rs.10/-, any vegetable 1kg less than Rs.15/-, 1 lt of petrol Rs.30/- ???? this how you think??? may because you guys are getting paid in Millions !!!!!
    complete madness !!!

    iamsome1 Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:20 AM

    Is that in Indian Rupees?

    Chanaka Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:20 AM

    Not even one person could live with even 15,000/- Does he and family live like that ?

    km Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:08 AM

    I don't know what these guys are saying! student hostels takes only 2500 person for meals, meaning that a family of three will need 7500 according to him but if you add travelling cost, gas ( I don't think guy knows that to cook you need gas), increasing electricity, water bill can we still live by earning 7500 Rs Minister?? forget about the luxury cars! obviously a person who earns 7500 wont even think of buying such a valuable asset! these guys should be sent to a mental hospital firstly!! otherwise this country will become a joke!!

    Arecanut Monkey Tuesday, 20 March 2012 06:15 AM

    Did he really say this ? I really doubt it. I find incorrect reporting here fairly often.
    Rs. 7,500/- is not enough even for 05 days, when you factor in electricity and water( or kerosine oil and water).

    Jasaya Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:12 AM

    He said 7500 salary well enough to manage 3 members family.
    i think that he is living with memory before year 2000. now a days typical gas cylinder praise is nearly Rs. 2000. So ones family buy gas cylinder then they have only Rs 5500 for all other expenses. such as water, electricy, transport, clothing, medical expenses, furniture, white goods, home repairs, rates, taxes rent tuition fees (coz of sri lankan education system's bugs)
    Before You tell that shaow u how do this. even U can not do this. U have to pay one two lacks for ur children education coz of all are learning america

    milroy Tuesday, 20 March 2012 03:10 PM

    He should really try living in 7500 /- , As responsible figures they should think before they talk .

    Aku Aku Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:27 AM

    I wonder whether he was really Econ savvy!!!

    opinion Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:27 AM

    i wonder how you tought econ once a upon a time. i think its better to start reducing the salaries and perks( luxury vehicles, etc) given to the ministers and then see whether they can live with 2500/= per person. if they can live , then im sure we too can live!!!! dear minister, pl. be on this earth before talking.

    Bandu Samarasighe Tuesday, 20 March 2012 08:20 AM

    conditions apply:
    - no electricity required
    - water supply from well
    - home grown vegetable garden
    - paddy field provides rice
    - milk from cows
    - chicken farm provides eggs and chicken

    Hilal Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:32 AM

    Non sense!!

    Ronny Tuesday, 20 March 2012 03:15 PM

    , this shows and proves the knowledge that the ruling politicians have with regard to the problems of the masses. So how can they serve the general public. They only help themselves. I think the ruling politicians are richer than the Maharajahs in India. "If you have no bread, eat pizzas".

    Kanishka De silva Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:33 AM

    Dear Daily Mirror, on behalf of the readers please ask the minister, why it is the citizens who always have to tighten their budget. Is the minister willing to advise his cabinet to cut down the full-flight travels to UN, Commonwealth and other conferences? Why can't they stay at a service apartment or a motel and make their own meals and save tax payers money.

    Please stop talking rubbish minster, my blood is boiling..

    conty Monday, 13 August 2012 06:29 AM

    It already is!!!!!!

    Ali Friday, 30 March 2012 10:42 PM

    I had a doubt since long on this guy's looks as different......

    seems to prove


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