A felicitation ceremony was held to mark Tourism Development and Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs Minister John Amaratunga's 40th anniversary of service as a member of parliament. The ceremony was held at the BMICH under the distinguished patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa and former President Chandrika Kumaratunga. Pix by Chathura S Kodikara.Pix by Chathura S Kodikara
Kingsley Wijesinhe Thursday, 28 February 2019 10:56 AM
Yeoman service to the nation? What about that story of helping a crook who was trying to fraudulently acquire a billion rupee property on Gregory's Road?
PG Jayasundera Thursday, 28 February 2019 11:23 AM
What a nonsensical event! Yeomen service..my foot! The picture of John Amaratunga has been photoshopped to make him 30 years young and 20 shades lighter! Further down on your main page is the article about trying to swindle an elderly couple in Col 7 with his sidekick.
lankaman Thursday, 28 February 2019 01:34 PM
That was exactly my thought as well!
True UNPer Thursday, 28 February 2019 11:24 AM
I honestly do not know what kind of yeoman service he has done to our land.
Jaliya Thursday, 28 February 2019 02:15 PM
What he is done was YEO-MAN .... I grabbed your land !!!!!!!!!!
Matalan Thursday, 28 February 2019 02:47 PM
he has been destroying the country for 40 years. Thats all.
Ajja Thursday, 28 February 2019 01:31 PM
Mother Lanka is crying ... only handful of Non Politicians has done a yeoman service to the Nation.
Politicians have abused her for 71 long years after independence....
Saradiel Thursday, 28 February 2019 01:56 PM
Not much sure what he did in the past. Presently a real joker and not suitable to be in the parliament.
johan Thursday, 28 February 2019 02:04 PM
Of the 40 years, 20 years he did not have any address, again he renewed his address in 2015.
I do not know what type of YEOMAN SERVICE,
he has done to the state.
Akila Thursday, 28 February 2019 02:35 PM
Wonder who has sponsored for this meaningless event ?
Ronnie Bugger Thursday, 28 February 2019 02:39 PM
It will be very beneficial to this politician if he can chronologically provide a list of his yeoman services to the country these past 40 years. Probably nothing because I know the man from Kandana.
Angodaya Thursday, 28 February 2019 02:42 PM
Missed Op Thursday, 28 February 2019 02:48 PM
Aiyyo missed the opportunity of becoming President Noh! Shaa
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