Deputy Minister of Policy Planning Dr. Harsha De Silva today charged that Opposition MP Bandula Gunawardene had gone missing after calling him for a public debate on the state of the economy.
“I called him and then left a message in Facebook asking him to give a date for the public debate, but he is still to reply and I wonder where he had gone to,” Dr. De Silva told a media briefing today.
He said such debates should take place so that people of today’s thinking society could get to know the facts on the economy. However, he said there should be a proper debate without using abusive words and slinging mud at each other. (Yohan Perera and Sanath Desmond)
Video by Sanath Desmond
Comments - 49
Samantha Tuesday, 02 June 2015 05:38 AM
It is pathetic of some people who comment here as if these people are going for a brawl or something. The challenge is to come for a debate and it gives the opportunity for the public to have a balanced view of what is going on. Based on that individuals will form their own opinion based on the facts presented. Unfortunately most of the debates get attraction when there is lot of heat. shout and mud sligning which takes the focus out of the main point. Now I am thinking there is no surprise in having that attraction seeing the comments above. We lack true intelligent heads thinking wisely to involve in our politics and share their views. It is very clear the majority of these social media users are just intelligent enough to read an article or watch video but not to involve in an intelligent conversation. It tells the sorry state where our mother land is in....
lalith Tuesday, 02 June 2015 06:17 AM
bandula has the worlds cheapest living cost package. (2500) . no point to answer that idiot. via DM Android App
Veda-mama Tuesday, 02 June 2015 12:23 PM
WHERE IS THE BIG MOUTH HIDING?????
Gamaraala Monday, 01 June 2015 06:41 PM
He is attending a language class.
Appuhamy Monday, 01 June 2015 06:43 PM
He is busy with Professor Peiris brushing up his economics.
dcn Monday, 01 June 2015 06:47 PM
Oh, big mouthed Bandiula where are you hiding? You should talk about what you can substantiate. Please do.notbfool the masses this is not a tuition class with helpless kids.
Partyman Monday, 01 June 2015 06:55 PM
Poor Bandula look drainedout and white washed these days.
silva Monday, 01 June 2015 07:08 PM
Bandula is Running (maintaining) his Family at Rs 5000 per month. via DM Android App
Lanka Shantha Monday, 01 June 2015 07:04 PM
Ane Sir,Eagolng atthattama debatakata enda lasthi. Thang mam mokkatha karanda?Yakko, mage puttuwa pitipassa hangala inda.
Tuition Master Tuesday, 02 June 2015 07:41 AM
Bandula is preparing for the debate by attending ECON 101 tuition classes!
Ralahami Monday, 01 June 2015 07:10 PM
He has gone to learn the art of scientific discussions and rhetoric from Vasudeva Nanayakkara.
citizen Tuesday, 02 June 2015 07:42 AM
හී, හී, හී, බන්දුලය හැංගිලා.
sena Tuesday, 02 June 2015 07:42 AM
Bandula... Hoo Hoo!!!
Kalpesh Monday, 01 June 2015 07:13 PM
Bandula never thought his challenge will be answered. Now he is taking quick economics classes with his boss. I bet this man will never come for a debate.
Dilip Monday, 01 June 2015 07:18 PM
Well mud slinging is the culture of you people .Refresh your minds for the last six months. The answers are there. Mr. Bandula challenged you, so he has to answer.
kumar Monday, 01 June 2015 07:27 PM
One idiot leading another on their usual corrupt path
george jilmart Tuesday, 02 June 2015 07:58 AM
An empty vessel makes a big sound and Bandula will be too scared to accept the invitation. He can brush up his language a little more by taking lessons from the P... Vasu and SB and Goat. This sycophant crossed over for the crumbs he could get from the MARA regime and is now working hard to bring the despot back to power so that he will not have to pay for his lunch.
simon Monday, 01 June 2015 07:32 PM
It is amazing to see how certain people get all amused with the circus we have in the country !
Huwa Monday, 01 June 2015 08:18 PM
There is Demand for Dr and No Demand for Bandula. Bandula Created the Demand fror Dr.............and Bandulla Cannot meet the Demand. Basic Economics
Horri Jimonis Tuesday, 02 June 2015 08:05 AM
From the day, Harsha called Bandula for the debate, he is PURGING AND PURGING. Aiyo Bandula... Aiyo Bandula....
Tony Greig Monday, 01 June 2015 08:23 PM
These UNPers are giving the bogus SLFPers a real hiding!
lea Monday, 01 June 2015 08:23 PM
H E L L O , B U N D U L A . . . : )
herat Wednesday, 03 June 2015 10:09 AM
B I N D U- laa baya welaa the?
jolly bird Monday, 01 June 2015 09:41 PM
BINDULA IS LEARNING P WORDS FROM HIS P MATE DRIED PUMPKIN TO USE THEM IN THE DEBATE. via DM Android App
Rohan Tuesday, 02 June 2015 03:31 PM
Cant you see that Bandula is struggling to live month to month basis on his pension money of Rs 7500
Shaul Monday, 01 June 2015 09:34 PM
This is the second time Bandulla had to put foot in his mouth. The first one was when he said that Rs 2500 was enough as a monthly expense for a family of four.
jolly bird Monday, 01 June 2015 09:46 PM
BINDULA IS AN EMPTY VESSEL. SO ITS NATURL HE WOULD MAKE THE MOST SOUND via DM Android App
TONY Monday, 01 June 2015 09:42 PM
BANDULA HAS GONE TO COLLECT STATISTICS (HE USUALLY COME OUT WITH FIGURES) BEFORE THE DEBATE. YEST IT SHOULD BE CLEAN AND HAVE A STRICT AND KNOWLEDGEABLE MODERATOR
Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 02 June 2015 03:45 PM
Mr. Dana Rina must be recalculating his figures to come up with a figure as to how a man can survive with Rs. 2500.- per month.
Bala Monday, 01 June 2015 09:50 PM
Bandula might bring Cabraals the cooked up figures for previous years. So Harsha please prepare with proper data to show the real situation.
Gamini Tuesday, 02 June 2015 03:52 PM
Badula is having loose motion
Gamini Tuesday, 02 June 2015 03:52 PM
Badula is having loose motion
eric Monday, 01 June 2015 10:33 PM
In Uk we call this type of politics punch and Judy shows
Pasel Monday, 01 June 2015 10:42 PM
He is having Free Lunch with MR
Ralahamy Tuesday, 02 June 2015 09:12 AM
Actually, he is busy with The Nutty Professor!
Siripala Monday, 01 June 2015 10:47 PM
Aney paw podi baba baya wella! Good work harsha for showing the true face of those
Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 01 June 2015 10:53 PM
Gone to kinder garden English classes... Aiyo Bandula...Aiyo Bandula
Desmond Jeromme Monday, 01 June 2015 10:54 PM
Gone for English Classes from Azwer.
Jaya Tuesday, 02 June 2015 09:30 AM
This is not a English language debate guys. They are going to debate about economy. Please be sensible at least like Harsha. We have to respect each other what ever happens.
Premalal Monday, 01 June 2015 10:56 PM
He is busy taking a refresher course in economics and discovering that he had misunderstood the subject.
Cheers Tuesday, 02 June 2015 04:34 PM
Hey you are looking for him and he is looking for you. As a man who is in charge of finance do you have time to look at Facebook no wonder country is marching to negativity
ANTON Tuesday, 02 June 2015 09:41 AM
BALLS ........... HE IS MAKING STRING HOPPERS , AND LOOKING FOR A SUITABLE CURRY TO SELL AT 2500 /= PER MONTH.
HF Tuesday, 02 June 2015 04:58 PM
Bandula is the best economist
herath Tuesday, 02 June 2015 10:12 AM
mahnida party is manipulating everything to coverup all their ugly deeds.unfortunately for the country, no powerful lobby to counter attack.
tlogi Tuesday, 02 June 2015 02:18 AM
Come on mr harsha de silva he never thoufht you will take the matter seriously. He has no clue for an open public debate.
Manel Tuesday, 02 June 2015 02:28 AM
He must have gone to get tuition on the use of filthy words from Vathadeva Nana.
Nava Lanka Tuesday, 02 June 2015 04:04 AM
MR has told him not to take part in the debate and spoil hischances, so he is missing.
Mason Tuesday, 02 June 2015 11:39 AM
He must have gone to his former boss to get ideas how to dodge the issue.How true the saying "empty vessel makes most sound".
Samantha Perera Tuesday, 02 June 2015 05:14 AM
Debate is good but the outcome,as usual, is a personal mud singing context as seen in the above comments.Dr. Silva should put down on paper the state of economy and answer the questions raised in black and white first. The reasons for state of the economy can be explained later. We need facts and figures first as that given by Bandula.
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