Sanath, M’hettigama want ministerial posts

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Parliamentarian Sanath Jayasuriya and three other MPs have requested President Mahinda Rajapaksa for ministerial portfolios in the government.


Sanath                          Muttuhettigama         Weerasekera             Lakshman

In a letter signed by Jayasuriya, Galle district MP Nishantha Muttuhettigama, Ampara district MP Sarath Weerasekera and Matale district MP Lakshman Wasantha Perera they said they have waited for a long period and it is time for  them to get ministerial portfolios considering their performance and also considering the votes they obtained at the general election.

Accordingly, the President had promised them that he would consider their requests soon. Muttuhettigama told Daily Mirror online that they had handed over the letter to the President on Thursday.
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  • ase Sunday, 22 April 2012 04:28 AM

    sanath jayasuriya -- minster for batting (CRICKET)
    Muthuhetti -- minister for keeping
    weerasekara -- mniser for bowling
    lakshman -- minister for fielding

    RAZA Sunday, 22 April 2012 04:23 AM


    Samayan Sunday, 22 April 2012 04:29 PM

    Because of mervyn,muthuhett iand Duminda ,people
    say all are uneducated but majority of parliament members are educated Ultimately parliament reflects the society of Srilanka.

    Minister Sunday, 22 April 2012 04:47 AM

    Yes, add them too to the clan. We are here to maintain them. After all our income has been increased tremendously with the economic boom in the country!

    Manu Sunday, 22 April 2012 05:14 AM

    They want misteral posts ... for us then ????

    Amila.G Sunday, 22 April 2012 05:22 AM

    No.1." Since my cricketing days are over, I have to be consistent in my earnings ".

    No.2,3 and 4.If you don`t give us Ministries now, come election we might not see the inside of the Parliament .

    lk Sunday, 22 April 2012 05:43 AM

    Muthuhetti: Bus minister, Sanath: 'Pus' minister

    I Hussein Sunday, 22 April 2012 05:15 AM

    Who knows if they were asked to request so Namal gets a senoir post and pea nuts for these guys. Ministries, one thing MR will never run short of .

    Gamage Sunday, 22 April 2012 05:22 AM

    Dont you guys see !! This is completely a set-up by the big one to give a ministry to NR.
    These MP's may have been asked to send this letter, they will be given ministries ( well anything ...) and NR will be included to the lot.

    absurd Saturday, 21 April 2012 02:34 PM

    Sanath can be minister of "PUS"...................

    Nodrog Sunday, 22 April 2012 05:53 AM

    This is no laughing matter. We are already maintaining a jumbo sized cabinet that accomplishes very little.

    josh Sunday, 22 April 2012 05:54 PM


    Stupt_Slkan Sunday, 22 April 2012 06:57 AM

    Ministers post should be give in the basis of who is specialized in which field.. who have studied economy shoud be given development side, who is good in finnance side given to deal with finance.. ministry post is not given because of the number of votes they obtain or the time they waited in the parliament. because giving ministry like that only our country is lacking in all abilities. president should understand this and give the post not for the votes.

    Fusion Sunday, 22 April 2012 06:42 PM

    mehemath ratak

    mike Sunday, 22 April 2012 07:14 AM

    since sanath is not playing the cricket he does to have the income, no IPL and no national team, so he is looking for ministerial portfolio to earn some money

    Fayad Sunday, 22 April 2012 07:04 AM

    Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya did you get the captaincy in the sri lankan cricket team in 3rd year ?
    Like cricket perform first then look ministerial post

    Law of the Jungle Saturday, 21 April 2012 03:02 PM

    Caught - Greediness Bowled - Curruption

    Banda Saturday, 21 April 2012 02:45 PM

    I propose Sanath as minister of women affairs.

    matale putha Sunday, 22 April 2012 07:17 AM

    ane budu ambo laksmanta amethi pattamak dunnoth iwarai adu gane laggala pallegama -matale paara diha ahak aralawath balan na,but he can make laggala voters blind nd to take thire valuble votes,he's an expert in dt field

    Tharu Saturday, 21 April 2012 03:02 PM

    Everyone want to become ministers. Among these Parliamentarians Nishantha Mutuhettigama, Lakshman Wasantha Perera, Sarath Weerasekara and Sanath Jayasuriya, how many MPs passed G.C.E. (A/L)? Why any lawer does not go to court , and get an order for MP's education qualification? My opinion MPs set should be reduce upto electrolial sets and minister post maxium 30. Sri Lanka is the only country has highest number of Ministers in the world. Please see India for a example.

    kalum Saturday, 21 April 2012 02:47 PM

    Everybody need minister post. ha ha ha ha

    dhammika Saturday, 21 April 2012 03:07 PM

    three idiots plus one big idiot!

    Priya Saturday, 21 April 2012 03:10 PM

    Good luck Sanath. Join the clowns and spare the English Commentary.

    S.SUPPIAH Saturday, 21 April 2012 03:13 PM


    Kottu Rotti Saturday, 21 April 2012 03:29 PM

    Sanath would have thought this is cricket. Ooops, in cricket too his performance was........! Anyway, who cares?

    ricw Saturday, 21 April 2012 03:34 PM

    i dont know about others but sanath deserved for minister of english language.

    ZipZip Saturday, 21 April 2012 03:54 PM

    One just asks for portfolios?

    sundram Saturday, 21 April 2012 04:19 PM

    yes, good cause for them, soon they will be multimillionaires

    Criclover Saturday, 21 April 2012 04:19 PM

    Kadaunu Poronduwa .......?

    Jagath Saturday, 21 April 2012 05:06 PM

    I don't feel these request are wrong... coz they should also earn before end of this regime. Yes MR go ahead and give them also the ministrial posts we citizen will suffer for our foolishness for electing most currpted regime we had ever....

    kiribath Saturday, 21 April 2012 05:20 PM

    what paper qualifications they have ?

    ampare son Saturday, 21 April 2012 05:22 PM

    I pray for sarath weerasekara. he can do more work for poor people.

    bo Sunday, 22 April 2012 10:34 AM

    The man at fault is the President. He is the one who has set a culture of giving favors to otherwise useless people just because they have the capability to intimidate voters and steal their votes. We know what goes on in our backyards. If this country has law and order, and a disciplined police force that folow rules instead of being used as a tool by politicians, this sort of stupid culture does not arise. The man in charge is MR, and the blame lies squarely there.

    senna Saturday, 21 April 2012 05:28 PM

    this may be hard as there is already a minister without a ministry

    Arachchi Saturday, 21 April 2012 05:48 PM

    well said..if I could add more ..they have to wait at least NR becomes PM

    prasanna Sunday, 22 April 2012 10:58 AM

    Cheep people....

    Sri Minnal Sunday, 22 April 2012 11:09 AM

    If these people are working for the people of this country they should work without the ministrial job. Sadly they all want to make quick money. Did they know that we have the world highest number of ministers in the job.

    Malan Sunday, 22 April 2012 11:19 AM

    I think this is not a problem of those 4 MPs. This is a problem of this system. More than that the in the first place blame should be gone to the idiots who selected these people as their parliament representatives. Former leaders like JR, Premadasa, Lalith, Gamini and even MR came a long ways starting from very low positions to the top gradually. These people want to be ministers within 1 night. We, fools have selected fools.

    Kolikuttu Sunday, 22 April 2012 11:42 AM

    Sri Banana Lanka - a country half full of ministers, deputy ministers and directors, living off the toil of the other half and the international donors!

    Jaya Sunday, 22 April 2012 12:13 PM

    Sri Lanka has got the most uneducated politicians in the world. This has to change. In Australia even the taxi drivers are educated. We need to pass a resolution so that only educated people can go into politics.

    Gorakaya Sunday, 22 April 2012 11:51 AM

    Cheap people Prasanna, but unfortunately they have so much power.

    Bigfoot Saturday, 21 April 2012 12:01 PM

    Please you have to wait until Namal is a minister.

    Bigfoot Saturday, 21 April 2012 12:01 PM


    Kondeybendapucheena Saturday, 21 April 2012 11:57 AM


    Hish Rafi Saturday, 21 April 2012 11:58 AM

    Sanath, the new minister for Promotion of International Language in Sri Lanka.
    Nishantha, Ministor for the welfare and promotion of retarded polititian in Sri Lanka

    Real Sri Lanakan Saturday, 21 April 2012 12:19 PM

    What was their performance?

    sana boy Saturday, 21 April 2012 12:12 PM

    For their own good. They never think about the ordinary people.SANA, u did nothing for the people......

    J.P. DOMINY Saturday, 21 April 2012 12:13 PM

    Never ending greediness, but, if it is for a good cause, It is OK!

    Ram Perera Saturday, 21 April 2012 12:11 PM

    They will get it with the change expected soon together with Namal

    Mifaz Saturday, 21 April 2012 12:30 PM

    Totally greedy, other words cant express by good words in public forums.

    andy Sunday, 22 April 2012 02:27 AM

    Sanath to be apponited a Minister! what does this know besides thrashing the ball hard!!! Are you kidding!!!!

    citizen1 Sunday, 22 April 2012 02:41 AM

    nothing but greed for money and power,

    citizen1 Sunday, 22 April 2012 02:42 AM

    What is this good cause you speak of?

    citizen1 Sunday, 22 April 2012 02:57 AM

    ..or parrippu.

    citizen1 Sunday, 22 April 2012 02:58 AM

    How about waste management?!

    citizen1 Sunday, 22 April 2012 03:01 AM

    Most are puppets.

    lankashantha Sunday, 22 April 2012 02:32 AM

    See how they want to eat our money.
    We strongly say reduce the number of ministers as the country is run by certain individuals, so we can have another piece of bread.

    hansan Sunday, 22 April 2012 03:18 AM

    I will recomend , After you submit The following. Education qualifications. PHD or simmilar will be added qualification. How many years in University. and Purchsed Digrees, Last 5 years Police Report. Recomendation from the people who Voted for you to say You helped the poor during the last 5 years. Your Assets for last 10 years and the Income Tax Reterns for the last 10 years. Your weight 5 years ago and Now. rest will be at the Interview.

    bulletproof Sunday, 22 April 2012 03:28 PM

    ‌ෙමන්න අ‌ෙප් සනා ‌ෙග් තවත් වැඩක්....

    meranchi Sunday, 22 April 2012 03:53 AM

    som thing very funny ....i

    Shai Sunday, 22 April 2012 03:49 AM

    We should gve a post for lakshman for the dambulla insident. I propose him ministry of no minorities.

    c miki Sunday, 22 April 2012 03:43 AM

    I heard Lakshman perera is a multi millionner. one of the richest in asia. is that correct? and a lawyer

    Fazli Sunday, 22 April 2012 03:49 PM

    Basic Human Instinct

    Ching Ching Nona Sunday, 22 April 2012 04:13 AM

    DRS Review

    Hot Spot - Public Going to Suffer

    RAZA Sunday, 22 April 2012 04:12 AM


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