Video: Nandimithra expresses concerns over portfolio

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Reviewing the 100-day programme of the government, Cultural and Arts State Minister Nandimithra Ekanayake today expressed disappointment about being overlooked for a Cabinet Minister post during the appointment of new cabinet ministers while he still remained a state minister.

He said he was one of the four Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members who left and pledged support to President Maithripala Sirisena during January's presidential election campaign and that he was the most senior.

“I have served as a cabinet minister twice and also as the Central Province Chief Minister, but today I have been given a state ministerial post,” he told a news conference held at the ministry.

He said that there were only six ministers in the present Cabinet including the Prime Minister who were senior and said all the other ministers were subordinate to him.

“As ordinary human beings, it is our desire to be appointed as a cabinet minister from the post of state minister. However, I was not made a cabinet minister,” he said.  (Lahiru Pothmulla)


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  • Andare Tuesday, 28 April 2015 06:29 PM

    See the time this issue is raised He is giving a hint when the voting time is nearing. via DM Android App

    Sunil Perera Tuesday, 28 April 2015 06:45 PM

    During Mahinda Rajapaksha Rule what was your position �

    Ranasinghe Tuesday, 28 April 2015 06:46 PM

    These Politicians always think what they should get and not what people should get. The people have become poorer while many governments have come and gone. Ranasinghe

    rew Tuesday, 28 April 2015 06:52 PM

    The most important action of yours Mr Nandamitra is that you saved this country from destruction.

    abdul Tuesday, 28 April 2015 07:10 PM

    Talk about your contribution and service to the country. Seniority alone wont work

    Mason Tuesday, 28 April 2015 07:17 PM

    You have come out in your true colours that there is no desire in you to serve the people and the country. Your concern is a Cabinet Ministry portfolio, in order that the kick backs would be plenty.Hope guys like you are not elected next time around.

    Bokku kata Tuesday, 28 April 2015 07:22 PM

    Are u a royalist?

    M.O.A.Careem Tuesday, 28 April 2015 07:49 PM

    came on the 11th hr. some thing is nothing - son? Brother? all the best

    Ranjitdea Wednesday, 29 April 2015 04:09 AM

    Yes, you are quite right. Mahatma Ghandi never held any cabinet post

    Suresh Tuesday, 28 April 2015 05:20 PM

    Do you have the capacity?

    Lakshman De Silva Tuesday, 28 April 2015 05:25 PM

    President Sirisena only gives ministerial posts to the UNP.You are a SLFP er. Sirisena sold the SLFP to come to power. So, If you wish a post as a Minister Join it.

    Suresh Tuesday, 28 April 2015 05:29 PM

    I say Nandamitra, the bee all is you got a port folio, cabinet or state or whatever they have now been named.What did you do all the 10 years that MR WAS PRESIDENT.You just accepted what ever you got, why complain now?

    Eds Tuesday, 28 April 2015 05:33 PM

    Go to the bribery commission and file a complaint against Rohitha rajapaksha!

    Crocodile Tuesday, 28 April 2015 05:35 PM

    Do you serve the people or want Cabinet Post. These people shed crocodile tears.. Self Centered people. Mother Teresa served people without being a MP or Provisional Counselor - that is serving people. not cabinet post

    Nims Tuesday, 28 April 2015 05:38 PM

    During your time in politics, what extraordinary service have you done for our country which warrants a Cabinet portfolio?

    Madlin Tuesday, 28 April 2015 05:50 PM

    You never took the bold step of moving out with MS and others. You made the move for yr benefit. now be grateful to President for appointing u as a state minister. via DM Android App

    Bala Tuesday, 28 April 2015 06:15 PM

    The is a meritocracy. Seniority on only 35 marks - 65 for ability.

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