UNP Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara said that Minister Wimal Weerawansa should first be true to his word and boycott American products before calling on others to do.
Responding to the statement made by Minister Weerawansa calling Lankans to boycott American products, MP Jayasekara said,“ Wimal Weerawansa uses an I Pad which is itself an American product, he uses his IPad to find songs to sing through Google at parties I have been present , so how can he ask people to give up American products.”
“This is a hilarious statement akin to the JVP asking the Lankans to boycott all Indian products in 1989. At that time we can say that there was some substance to it because the IPKF was in the country. But today the US troops are in the country on request by this very government who has asked its people to boycott American products. Robert Villard the Pacific Naval Admiral quite clearly said that the US marines who are present in Sri Lanka are here on the request of the government so under these circumstances how can he ask people to boycott American products” he said.
He also said that the government should stop making the country a laughing stock in front of the world and focus its attention on more pertinent issues like bringing the cost of living down and making sure the eroding rule of law is upheld. (Hafeel Farisz)
WIMAL'S WIFE LIKE AN aMERICAN.............IS NT IT?
Shiyaz Thursday, 15 March 2012 05:46 AM
Hari Thursday, 15 March 2012 06:17 AM
Wimal did the same when he was in JVP boycott Indian products He came to Colombo in TATA bus Ha Ha Ha ......what joke
Lanka Wednesday, 14 March 2012 12:35 PM
Don't waste your time and energy on him. He is clueless with reality.
ranbanda Wednesday, 14 March 2012 12:22 PM
well said sir
Bola Baba Wednesday, 14 March 2012 12:26 PM
Agree. Wimal is not only Sri Lanka the laughing stock of the world but also ordinary citizens of Sri Lanka. This is what happens when you speak on a topic you do not now and understand.
j Wednesday, 14 March 2012 12:40 PM
Mr.Weerawansa uses I Pod is made in China.
limatc Wednesday, 14 March 2012 01:18 PM
our parliament shud consists of knowledgeable people , no need all 100% shud be educated but i say need with knowledge , no matter even if u are educated at oxford , harvard or soborne , but shud have the common touch on each subject , what is the use of clean suit empty pocket
Game Kolla Wednesday, 14 March 2012 01:14 PM
Windows XP, Windows 7... all are american products...
Jazzy Thursday, 15 March 2012 07:43 AM
Wimal will now use the "Gal Lalle " & Sri Lanka will become the miracle of Asia!!
An Observer Wednesday, 14 March 2012 01:47 PM
'Made in China', like of things 'Made in Sri Lanka', need not mean something is a Chinese design or is made by a Chinese company or that the profits go to China.
Coconut Donkey Wednesday, 14 March 2012 02:15 PM
I Pod is an American Product regardless of where it is made you nitwit!!!
Ranjit Wednesday, 14 March 2012 02:59 PM
I Pad, Microsoft windows, intel processers all american products. Exposing how foolish our law makers are. Hope that others will not put us too in that basket.
common man Wednesday, 14 March 2012 03:07 PM
What will happen if America boycott Sri Lankan garments?
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