SL nuke scientists under threat– Champika

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Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka yesterday charged that the ‘cooked up’ story of Pakistan- aided nuclear plants in Sri Lanka was part of a major conspiracy to put the lives of Sri Lankan nuclear scientists in danger.

“This story fabricated by a group comprising Indians and Sri Lankans and an Indian media group, had twin purposes. One was to blacklist Sri Lanka internationally by creating a major suspicion on the country’s power plans. The other was to put the lives of Sri Lankan nuclear scientists in danger and get them annihilated as in the case of Iran to prevent any advancement of nuclear technology in Sri Lanka” the minister alleged.

Calling the media report on a possible Pakistan-sponsored nuclear plant in Sampur  ‘a blatant lie’ the minister said as India’s vote against Sri Lanka in Geneva failed to garner expected support except in Tamil Nadu, anti- Sri Lankan elements hatched this plot to mobilize other Indian states also against Sri Lanka to  create an anti- Sri Lankan din, internationally.

“Across the globe nuclear scientists are being targeted and killed. Sri Lanka has absolutely no plans to operate nuclear plants in the immediate future – not for the next fifteen twenty years. What we are doing right now is introducing nuclear science to various fields in order to create awareness on the subject’ Minister Ranawaka emphasized. (Duminda Sanjeewa Balasuriya)
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  • kumar Monday, 15 October 2012 12:14 PM

    yes so is your english(spelling)

    Big Ears Monday, 15 October 2012 02:31 AM

    We get our tooth picks from China. You name it and it is from China. Now he talks of Sri Lanka nuclear scientist.

    Kavi Monday, 15 October 2012 02:34 AM

    Well said minister. At the same time be rational other up stories too.

    Black smith Monday, 15 October 2012 12:00 AM

    ohh god again the prices r goin to increase because of this...... first they said, because of war they increased once n now they going say this reason now!!!!!! via DM Android App

    Pondering Monday, 15 October 2012 02:44 AM

    Nuclear Scientists In Sri Lanka? Wow, and here I was thinking we couldn't even repair that coal powered power plant that broke down in Norochcholai. It's like saying Here, let's repair the Space station.

    nicky karunarathna Monday, 15 October 2012 03:02 AM

    If we have to even to develop nuclear weapons, we must go for it. Can you remember when the first countries got the gun and gun powder, how they ranscaked the entire world, conquoring, plunder and pillage and mass murder or genocide of entire populations of those inhabitants. If those indeginous people had guns then - White man have run for their money. And White man still begging at our feet. In that case they are still cornered into tiny Europe. What British did to - by spreading their Whitenty was the most brutal barbaric act to this planet ever witness in human civilization in 4.5 billion years!

    Bushel Monday, 15 October 2012 03:09 AM

    Before nuclear let us clear inefficiencies of CEB and reduce the cost of a power generation to reduce our electricity bills

    Fusion Monday, 15 October 2012 03:06 AM

    With all due respect Mr. Ranawaka, I don't thing the world nuclear elite care much about Sri Lankan "Nuclear Scientists". Plus, whoever SL born nuclear physicist probably has migrated to a country where his/her skills would be useful.

    UP Monday, 15 October 2012 03:18 AM

    Only thing is, reduce budget allocation further to the education.,. Then there is no nuclear scientific in Sri Lanka . Then no threat.

    warElephant Monday, 15 October 2012 03:16 AM

    whats india's problem. if we wish to have nuclear power then we should have it in peace, without inciting these indians into imbecilic speculation.

    ase Monday, 15 October 2012 03:25 AM

    Not only us a lot of countries import goods from China because it's cheaper than producing them domestically- that's a fact! That doesn't mean we shouldn't have educated people in frontiers of science.

    Looking at most of the comments I feel so sorry about SL. Are we a that much backward nation?

    Sandu Monday, 15 October 2012 08:04 AM

    Sri Lankan nuclear scientists .... Ha ha Joke for the decade

    vira Monday, 15 October 2012 12:00 AM

    neucliear scintist? great joke via DM Android App

    Big Ears Monday, 15 October 2012 03:30 AM

    Can the minister tell me as to how may international patents Sri Lanka has obtained during the last 5 years. Does anyone know?

    Lobo Monday, 15 October 2012 03:41 AM

    Pre-warning just in case any scientist gets white-vanned we'll know whom to blame.

    Ahmad Monday, 15 October 2012 03:35 AM

    If I am the minister, I will support Kudankulam nuclear power plat in south India to provide cheap electricity Sri Lankans.

    Ban-ban Monday, 15 October 2012 03:45 AM

    We can't even handle a coal power plant that's breaking down! What rubbish is this about nuclear plants? Sampur is where the Indians are supposed to build us a coal power plant.

    christopher Monday, 15 October 2012 03:56 AM

    The Minister is referring to the Nuclear Scientist His Excellency the Malaka Silva.

    DayDreamer Monday, 15 October 2012 03:59 AM

    WOW, Sri Lankan nuclear scientists ? did such people even live in Sri Lanka.

    Em Monday, 15 October 2012 09:00 AM

    First you try to generate power from what is available at the moment..

    senavi Monday, 15 October 2012 04:26 AM

    despite eighty years of public investment in higher education. What have these educated done for the masses?

    PPL Monday, 15 October 2012 04:31 AM

    The man who made promises that the CEB will be a profit making institution no sooner he takes on power. Now has resorted to pointing fingers at others!

    Noclearman Monday, 15 October 2012 04:41 AM

    Sri lanka nuclear scientist wear AMUDA

    Dilini Siriwardane Monday, 15 October 2012 04:44 AM

    Talks through his hat always, he's another wimal weerawansa.

    Big Ears Monday, 15 October 2012 04:46 AM

    Even the cleaning up of Colombo's sewerage system was done for a foreign company. His guy was supposed have a smart guy at Moratowa University, I can just dimension the rest of the batch.

    Notharismama Monday, 15 October 2012 09:47 AM

    Now Now don't go Nuclear with your speech. Just get a hold of yourself, and think before you speak. (or to put it blunt - don't open your gob without engaging the think gear)

    Impartial Guy Monday, 15 October 2012 04:50 AM

    Hon.Minister,please stop boasting for nothing. You and Minister Wimal Weerawansa cannot make a statement without the word conspiracy. Please keep in mind the way you critisize western countries especially USA and our neighbor India,you put the lives of sri Lnkan in danger. Therefore it is high time to turn the flash light at you. Please stop involving with unnecessary things and try to resolve the problems you have in your own ministry. Ever since you took the ministry, you could not even honour a single thing what you said and you are now saying it is a blatant lie. If that is the case, you are a damn liar too.

    mohamed asfar Monday, 15 October 2012 09:58 AM

    if we are getting Pakistan support for nuclear plants Pakistani scientists are in danger. not our scientists. simple logic right ?

    Big Ears Monday, 15 October 2012 05:00 AM

    These jokers can fool some people all the time, not all people all the time.

    Big Ears Monday, 15 October 2012 05:06 AM

    Agree, Sri Lanka higher education is not geared for any thing constructive. No research is done for the betterment of the people. Just a long list of letter at the end of their names, sometimes even running out of the letters in the English alphabet.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 15 October 2012 05:09 AM

    He is just another aimless fellow-traveller of Wimal Weerawansa thriving on conspiracy theories to fool the masses.

    sucker Monday, 15 October 2012 05:19 AM

    haha "SL nuke scientists" the minister must be joking

    buffaloa citizen Monday, 15 October 2012 05:22 AM

    Wrong, they are indeed fooling all the people of this country all the time. Simply because, we belong to the same moron culture as the minister and his masters. We get what we deserve.

    Panikkiya Monday, 15 October 2012 10:53 AM

    Is Mervin Silva is a nuclear Scientist?

    tjeyar Monday, 15 October 2012 12:00 AM

    first of all,we should know indian RAW is behind this scene.Even they don't like we enjoy peace and freedom. via DM Android App


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