Welgama enthralled by Rosy’s charms

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Transport Minister Kumara Welgama told Parliament today he had no words to express his feelings towards UNP MP Rosy Senanayake whom he described as ‘a charming and beautiful lady’.

The Minister made these remarks when a question was directed at him by Ms. Senanayake during question time.    

“I am so happy to answer a question by a beauty queen like Rosy Senanayake.   You are such a charming woman. I have no words to describe my feelings,” the minister said.

At this point, United National Party (UNP) MP Gamini Jayawickrama Perera made some remarks against the minister.    

He said, “I cannot explain my feelings here. But if you meet me outside Parliament, I will describe them.”

Ms. Senanayake said there was no need for the minister to make these remarks merely because of her as a woman.

“I consider it as an insult. The minister should not have referred to my looks and womanhood in that manner,” she said.

 “I never insult women. It is a fact known to everybody,” the minister said. (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 69

  • Maximilian Tuesday, 04 December 2012 01:21 AM

    DM, Just a suggestion, is it possible to publish the educational qualifications (Not the purchased ones) and the back-ground of these MPs. I am sure that will give everyone a reall understanding of the mindset of these MPs. For an example as a Boy Dr.Silva has pluked coconuts for Chamala Hamu who is now the Hon Speaker.

    Nihal Fernando Tuesday, 04 December 2012 01:31 AM

    I think he should change his name as Kamaraagee Walgama.

    Dass Tuesday, 04 December 2012 01:38 AM

    If the feelings are this high in public, one can imagine how ministers feelings work within the ministry walls.

    ANTON Tuesday, 04 December 2012 01:53 AM

    MRS WELGAMA OVER TO YOU

    willows Tuesday, 04 December 2012 07:50 AM

    so they are supreme ha ha ???

    Ravi Tuesday, 04 December 2012 07:54 AM

    Low quality idiot

    Cobra Tuesday, 04 December 2012 01:57 AM

    At he was not floored and only taken for a charming ride!

    C.K.Lankaputhra Tuesday, 04 December 2012 02:15 AM

    This is the level of the Sri Lanka Parliament. Shame.

    Dishumi Tuesday, 04 December 2012 02:19 AM

    If this is not verbal sexual abuse, then what is?
    And this minister has the audacity to do it in parliament.

    sena Tuesday, 04 December 2012 08:04 AM

    Is he Hon. Welgama or Walgama ?

    Kumar Senaratne Tuesday, 04 December 2012 02:34 AM

    What entitles them to be called Honorable?

    Kalusudda Monday, 03 December 2012 01:43 PM

    This is how ministers answer questions at Parliament in Sri Lanka, wonder of Asia. Whole idea behind this unnecessary jargon is to make a joke and escape form answering the question.

    Hardball Monday, 03 December 2012 01:45 PM

    Caddish instinct of third class people.

    Kamsa Tuesday, 04 December 2012 02:38 AM

    The women organisation should raise the voice against it. A minister did it then how we expect others,

    Kamsa

    sathis Monday, 03 December 2012 01:57 PM

    All minsters talk about, the parliament is supreme. How parliament can supreme if there nonsense are talking in the parliament. No disciplinary at all.

    Lobo Tuesday, 04 December 2012 02:51 AM

    They're all louts and a disgrace to their parents, teachers and religion.

    jayasu Tuesday, 04 December 2012 02:52 AM

    and are they above the law? Even they are not following the orders. This is the truth about our country. They have found that Sri Lanka is first in sexual harassment.

    Mason Monday, 03 December 2012 02:04 PM

    The minister has forgotten that he is in parliament. It is a place of decorum and reverence. You do not describe the charms of a lady parliamentarian in this place.

    Huna Monday, 03 December 2012 02:03 PM

    no professionalism at all.

    OMG Tuesday, 04 December 2012 08:25 AM

    We need to send more beautiful and charming women to parliament in order to silence the wild MPs.

    Thomas Ranger Tuesday, 04 December 2012 03:15 AM

    Mekata thamai kiyanne - 'illan kanawa kiyala'

    aney Tuesday, 04 December 2012 03:16 AM

    A classic case which falls under sexual harassment.

    Mason Tuesday, 04 December 2012 08:35 AM

    All comments in support of the lady and none for the depraved minister. Keep it up Sri Lankans.

    bakka Tuesday, 04 December 2012 03:26 AM

    dude get a room...

    Nodrog Tuesday, 04 December 2012 03:36 AM

    Hope he doesn't leak and fall down like Felix Perera.

    Lilamani Tuesday, 04 December 2012 03:38 AM

    I am not a supporter of Rosy, knowing her, I believe she is just another opportunistic politician. But as a woman, I am shocked and disgusted at the manner in which the "Hon." Minister responded to her question.
    His comments further strengthen the perception that Sri Lanka is most certainly a male dominated country, where women are regarded as empty -headed sex objects.

    bakka Tuesday, 04 December 2012 03:40 AM

    get a room.. dnt say these stuff at parliment :/

    Lankanwf Tuesday, 04 December 2012 03:47 AM

    wonder why we are high on sexual crime. Shame on us to elect these kind of barberiance to the parliment. Parliment to debate regarding srilankan issues and development , Its seems those obligations are buried . God Must save our mother land form these uneducated people.

    jill Tuesday, 04 December 2012 04:00 AM

    WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY. SO MUCH LAWLESSNESS, AND NOW EVEN IN PARLIAMENT WE SEE SUCH WORDS BEING SPOKEN... KALUSUDDA IS CORRECT: THESE TACTICS ARE DONE, JUST TO MAKE A DIVERSION BY INSULTS, AND TO AVOID THE REAL ISSUES. A FEW DAYS AGO ANOTHER MINISTER MADE A SPEECH (NOT IN PARLIAMENT), WHERE HE INSULTED RANIL AND SAJITH BY SAYING THAT THEY HAD NO CHILDREN, ETC. THESE ARE PERSONAL ATTACKS THAT ARE MEANT TO DEGRADE, INSULT AND HUMILIATE. DOES A PERSON HAVE TO HAVE CHILDREN IN ORDER TO BE A GOOD LEADER? WE ALL KNOW THAT ROSY IS A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN. SHE WAS A MS. SRI LANKA. BUT IN PARLIAMENT, SHE IS JUST A PERSON WHO REPRESENTS THE PEOPLE. TO MAKE SEXIST REMARKS ABOUT HER IS UNJUSTIFIABLE. IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY, THIS SORT OF BEHAVIOUR WOULD NOT BE TOLERATED. NO WAY.......

    kolla Tuesday, 04 December 2012 04:07 AM

    aa.aaa balagena nayana banei...

    buffaloa citizen Tuesday, 04 December 2012 09:17 AM

    Yeah, would he think it as a compliment if his driver made the same remark to his daughter? In next to no time, this driver will join those human bones that are being excavated in Badulla.

    zafar mustafa siddiq Tuesday, 04 December 2012 04:18 AM

    No remarks like this in parliament every word is recorded and can come to media be careful .

    Roshan Tuesday, 04 December 2012 04:22 AM

    When third grade people become Ministers this is what happens. I feel very sorry for his wife and daughter if he has one.

    Suren Tuesday, 04 December 2012 04:26 AM

    She could have replied that "I'm appalled to ask those questions from a man like you though - I petty your wife and children" .

    CITIZEN Tuesday, 04 December 2012 04:23 AM

    "Endako gedera balagannang!"

    Ram Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:18 AM

    Judiciary is sick and hospitalized, no mention of all nonsense.

    Ashraf Nazim Tuesday, 04 December 2012 04:29 AM

    Thank you, the voters of the Kalutara district.

    Far Thinker Tuesday, 04 December 2012 04:39 AM

    Please see weather discipline exists at this Law making institution!

    senthilan, C Monday, 03 December 2012 04:14 PM

    Third grade people; the women should rise against it!

    mohamed asfar Tuesday, 04 December 2012 09:28 AM

    we are jokers who pay our tax money to send these ministers to parliament. they are joking because they are the leaders of jokers.

    Shan Monday, 03 December 2012 04:16 PM

    Is that the Privileges they enjoy in the parliament?

    Fayad Tuesday, 04 December 2012 04:55 AM

    You like it or not these are the kind of people we have in parliament.

    bagwan kuddu Tuesday, 04 December 2012 09:38 AM

    Well Rosy deserves this as she did not open her mouth and sat with the infamous minister who degraded Pabha Good returns from bad rubbish

    Godaya Tuesday, 04 December 2012 09:40 AM

    This idiotic big headed minister does not even understand what is gender discrimination. By making these comments he insulted all ministers and the govt.

    Namal PavithraN Tuesday, 04 December 2012 05:05 AM

    Who voted them in the first place? Answer is there to all problems in the country...look who is uneducated.

    Just Another Citizen Tuesday, 04 December 2012 05:08 AM

    Country run by third class citizens

    DireStraits Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:34 AM

    If that's true take her to court and get the money she owes the state. Not make stupid juvenile comments as an elected MP which has nothing to do with the above mentioned allegations. I think you're the stupid bugger here, you're a foolish and uncivilized bugger too!

    Lost sri lankan Tuesday, 04 December 2012 09:47 AM

    who chooses them? we the public to held responsible. at least by now we shoudl learn to choose the right civilised candidate to parliment instead of thugs,drug dealers etc.

    Aney Machang Tuesday, 04 December 2012 05:27 AM

    Sexual harassement in Parliament also....... sometime back I heard that one Minister was seen kissing a lady colleque in the Elevator..........free for the priviledged.

    dave Tuesday, 04 December 2012 05:32 AM

    What's wrong He is right men. She is so cute still and sexy.
    Sri Lankan Buggars do not forget her past. She was a beauty queen and then turned in to business. She had restuarant and many things were happening there. She was defaulter of tax payment during Chandrika's regime. Also, many things happned finally she had to close the business. Due to this reason she came to Politics. Not for aming to do job for people and she does not have fervent wish to do the service for the people.
    Dear Sri Lankan Buggars please check and find the fact and speak. Stupid Sri Lankan Buggars.

    Channa Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:47 AM

    Pedophiles and womanizers in Parliament....

    kaputakukula Tuesday, 04 December 2012 05:48 AM

    "No Words"? Show it in "ACTION" buddy.

    Deepal Tuesday, 04 December 2012 10:17 AM

    I think this is the first opportunity he got to compliment Rosy. This is also sexual harrasment.

    DJ Hilton Tuesday, 04 December 2012 05:51 AM

    Baldy Flirter..

    neela Tuesday, 04 December 2012 05:53 AM

    we call " WALATTHAYA" for these kind of people

    Dunya Tuesday, 04 December 2012 05:55 AM

    His" Walakama" is well-known

    CP Tuesday, 04 December 2012 10:28 AM

    Sexual harassment in supreme parliament.

    Sandy Tuesday, 04 December 2012 05:57 AM

    What a cad!
    Good for Rosy who stood up to him.

    Musaddique Tuesday, 04 December 2012 10:31 AM

    Welgama show his Walkama to his voters

    Nimal Tuesday, 04 December 2012 06:12 AM

    Rosy Senanayake has all the qualities to be the next LEADER of the UNP not that stupid Sajith (The idiot,)

    bagwan kuddu Tuesday, 04 December 2012 11:05 AM

    birds of a feather flock together this is what she did to Praba when the infamous minister sat with her and she did not object to the ministers comments did rosy forget the cheap comments she must ask herself

    IHM Tuesday, 04 December 2012 06:30 AM

    Are you appointed as minister to make this comment ... ? Please concentrate on railway strike nor on Rosi ...Nuts ...

    manpei Tuesday, 04 December 2012 11:11 PM

    dave. Do you hate women? Does this hate rise from rejection? Whatever she did or not. The minister should not have made such comments to her or anyone else in Parliament.

    RMC Tuesday, 04 December 2012 11:33 AM

    it truly reflects the society that we live in....while we have an impeachment of a CJ, strikes and other issues these idiots add insult to injury......this country is way beyond help....we are in the abyss of our own stupidity......

    Cynic Tuesday, 04 December 2012 11:35 AM

    Uncouth, Uneducated UPFA Urchin

    faizal Wednesday, 05 December 2012 01:29 AM

    If u want to finish off these goons allow them to carry weopens to the parliement they themself fight and kill each other.

    FrancisFrancis Tuesday, 04 December 2012 12:30 PM

    Sexual harassment of verbal nature, physical one may follow in the near future

    shihan Tuesday, 04 December 2012 07:15 AM

    I honestly had great respect for this man. But now you just proved me wrong. shame.


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