Video: New Dy. Minister intends to work hard

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The newly appointed Deputy Minister of Minor Export Crop Promotion, Nishantha Muthuhettigama said he had been given a ministry so that he could work for the people, and that he intended to work hard towards the betterment of his ministry.

“I believe that I can work hand in hand with Minister Reginald Cooray and small crop organisations to promote minor export crop production,” he said.

The minister said the appointment of nine new deputy ministers was not a burden on the country and that  it has strengthened the government.

He said that although the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) was filled with members there was always ample room for crossovers.  

“There are more to come from the opposition parties. President Mahinda Rajapaksa will make the decision about  them,” he said.

He said the UPFA government would rule the country for another two or three terms and that President Rajapaksa should remain in power for at least another two terms.

The minister also said the UPFA would win the upcoming Southern Provincial Council election.

“We don’t have any competition at the upcoming elections.  The opposition United National Party (UNP) showed us what it is capable of in Matara clash,” he said. (Indika Sri Aravinda, Lahiru Pothmulla)


Video by Indika Sri Aravinda

  Comments - 22

  • morehana Friday, 11 October 2013 03:51 PM

    Dogs show

    Dinesh Friday, 11 October 2013 12:47 AM

    If you work hard, the hardly working will kick you out.....

    dharmapala Friday, 11 October 2013 01:24 AM

    at is education qulification you need how many cars and security

    Dilip Friday, 11 October 2013 05:57 AM

    these set of jokers do not know what there subject matter even. This is a sad state of affairs and adding burden to the tax payers by appointing ill informed puppets who will never do anything for the country and the people but only live them and their families in luxury. sad

    neil Friday, 11 October 2013 06:25 AM

    It looks like he has smoked ganja. It is a waste of money to have a pig like him even as a MP. Why don't we export him for pet food ?

    Punny Pellow Friday, 11 October 2013 02:57 AM

    We can judge that from his weight and girth in one years' time!!!

    meranchi Friday, 11 October 2013 03:03 AM

    when you demand you get,,,,,,i

    Ranjith Friday, 11 October 2013 07:26 AM

    Congratulations on your new appointment. Any way I do not agree with the new appointment of 9 deputy ministers as so called senior ministers presenty doing nothing could have handled the work allocated to 9 deputies without creating additional burden to people. Though you do not agree Mr.Minister it is an additional unnecessary burden.

    With re. to cross over,it is ethically wrong. In that situation I praise Mr.Dayasiri who got afresh mandate from people without just crossing over.

    Any way now that you have got a responsible position, please try to do your best to erase the bad name you had created and prove that you are a man of quality unlike some other minister who nis beyond rehabilitation.

    Allthe best Minister.

    sach Friday, 11 October 2013 08:08 AM

    it is "Hardly".........

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 11 October 2013 08:14 AM

    So, this is the result of the letters of appeal sent to the President by this man, Jayasuriya and some others from the south begging for deputy ministerial posts. "Knock and it shall be opened". But, nothing happens when ordinary men and women send in their appeals for relief. The government is fattening itself and making the fat ones even fatter!

    len Saturday, 12 October 2013 02:11 AM

    No promises he only say he intend to work hard cleaver bugger don't you say up front so no come back on him.

    sobers Friday, 11 October 2013 08:19 AM

    What is the duty free vehicle you going to import?All these are BORU talk in lay man's language. Rest of the team also says they all work hard. I don't see any minister really sacrificing for the masses.

    Amila. G Friday, 11 October 2013 08:30 AM

    Since independence we were waiting for his arrival to develop this land. My foot.

    dr ceylon Friday, 11 October 2013 09:00 AM

    he want to work hard to be rich.idea is not bad.

    raj Friday, 11 October 2013 09:10 AM

    so shocked to see this brainless guy also a minister ,jayawewa ,SriLankan people dont have brians to select this type of guys to parliament

    OMG Friday, 11 October 2013 09:22 AM


    There is hardly anything to export. Most of the plantations have been divided up into 10 perch blocks to build houses.

    Already we are a net importer of chillies cardamoms, cocoa a number of other spices

    Paisa Must Appah Friday, 11 October 2013 09:23 AM

    He promises to work hard to make more money for himself. Nice chance now.

    Ratavasiya Thursday, 10 October 2013 06:28 PM

    First of all you tell us what subject matter you know about your portfolio?Adding you to the ministry does not help in any way other than a further to burden to the public.

    Canadian Thursday, 10 October 2013 06:38 PM

    Hardley work!!!

    Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 12 October 2013 02:50 AM

    So-called chronic talking like a "Saint". Everyone knows in the South who he is, except MR who believes him as a wise man. He secured this position after washing the clothes.

    southpaw Friday, 11 October 2013 12:20 AM

    I welcome the change from '' Hardly Working'' to Working hard..

    Nims Sunday, 13 October 2013 04:36 AM

    I don't know where this man deserves to be. Labour room or hard labour????

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