Protesters say MR has insulted all women

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The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), which staged a protest against the recent remark made by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on its Leader Sajith Premadasa and his wife not bearing children, said today this was an insult to all couples unable to bear children.

“A father of three and a grandfather have insulted women. The insult is not directed at one family but at all the women who are unable to bear children because of health issues and other reasons. It is even directed at men who cannot bring forth a child. This has been done by a state leader,” SJB candidate Hirunika Premachandra said during the protest.

“This statement hurts all couples who wait anxiously to have a child. This is a slap given to women. Even those who were at this meeting were heard making various remarks on this statement made by the Premier. There may have been couples who are unable to bear children at this meeting.”

She said a woman awaits motherhood with great expectation while some lose their children before birth while others are unable to bear children for one reason or the other.

"Fathers are also affected by these kinds of issues. In our country, a young woman is asked when she is getting married, and after the marriage she is asked when she is going to produce children. If a married woman does not give birth to a child, two or three years after the marriage, she is often asked why she is not having a child. A woman suffers mentally when this happens. All men and women in the country should oppose such statements made by a responsible citizen of this country,” Ms. Premachandra said. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Ram Friday, 24 July 2020 04:12 PM

    When a person is mentally down these things escape from their mouths. We will pardon him on this occasion

    Johan Friday, 24 July 2020 04:21 PM

    Mahinda cannot be pardoned. What is the use of bearing child if they can't bring them decently. We know how his children were behaving they spoiled the school name also.

    Mmm Friday, 24 July 2020 04:15 PM


    Saranga Walimuni Friday, 24 July 2020 04:33 PM

    We have grandpa's running the country What do you expect

    Ranjith Friday, 24 July 2020 04:35 PM

    What a shame Mahinda you are now 76 years old how can you make such comments

    Being human Friday, 24 July 2020 04:42 PM

    Senseless morons...!!

    ala Friday, 24 July 2020 04:49 PM

    Pappa katha, apey gonnu 78 ekata chandey deela wala pallata yanawa

    Dravid Bakmeena Friday, 24 July 2020 05:30 PM

    Shame on you MR, the 3rd class cheap person you have become for greed of power to go down to such levels. Who knows if all your 3 children if you fathered them! once you vomit,you can not take it back. Thats exactly what this cheap moron has done. Disgrace for a so called Grand father.

    Lol Friday, 24 July 2020 05:33 PM

    Cheap politics. Attacking one’s personal life is cheap

    Mahendra Friday, 24 July 2020 05:48 PM

    "Your reproductive choices are not fodder for fan theories."

    Arthur Eng Friday, 24 July 2020 05:56 PM

    Dearest Sir MR, On a related/nonrelated matter, we all believe that you should have had a vasectomy, when we look at morons like NR!

    Nimal Friday, 24 July 2020 06:02 PM

    In the old age also some people do fiddle

    Ashaya Friday, 24 July 2020 06:08 PM

    What is the co-relation between a person who is unable to become a parent and politics???

    Sithara W Friday, 24 July 2020 06:31 PM

    Mahinda is a jackass and a low life thief, from Tsunami money to mega deals with the Chinese, but for most of the idiot public, he is a king.

    ajith77 Friday, 24 July 2020 06:53 PM

    It is not appropriate to ; once well respected leader. You are loosing your reputation very fast

    Roshan Saturday, 25 July 2020 01:04 AM

    Very well said!!

    Rataa Friday, 24 July 2020 06:57 PM

    Please listen carefully what the prime minister said. at that time he never insulted women just he said that midwife may not go to sajith house.

    kumar Friday, 24 July 2020 07:17 PM

    But, still a lowlife would utter such cheap comment in public.

    Joshua Friday, 24 July 2020 07:10 PM

    Only morons will vote for the SLPP.

    janaka Friday, 24 July 2020 07:29 PM

    What about RANIL , This is an insult to Ranil Wickramasinghe as well. He too doesn't have children , Cheap talk with cheap people, Disgrace to have a leader like MR.

    Jayampathi Friday, 24 July 2020 07:36 PM

    Dear Sir, Please think about what would be the feeling if one of your children has to undergo this situation.

    Warren Raed Friday, 24 July 2020 07:39 PM

    It is a shame that MR stooped so low. That proves his nature and bloodline. Cheap people speak like this.

    Lanka putha Friday, 24 July 2020 07:49 PM

    Very cheap politics attacking some one personally. That was a nasty one. He should apologise to the nation. Shows what type of people he will have in his family and party.

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 24 July 2020 08:10 PM

    The comment of a senil 78 years old criminal drunkard

    Ramith Friday, 24 July 2020 08:29 PM

    What about Hirunika's telephone conversations about Sajiths Wife and comments on women doing politics..? Aren't those insults ?

    Sambo Friday, 24 July 2020 08:43 PM

    The educated people of this country are sick of mud slinging, lies and never ending talk. The country will have to change it's name to Democratic Republic of China, India, The USA and Lanka as nothing is left over for the future generations and our quite happy about it. This the development that they have given this country. Why don't this country on lease back to the British if they are still willing to take over this corrupted country.

    Buddhist Friday, 24 July 2020 09:20 PM

    This is not the first time, Mahinda has been mistreating and insulting women for a very long time.

    Kumara Friday, 24 July 2020 09:37 PM

    MR will still be re-elected Prime Minister, as most women and men who got their own kids will be unaffected by his comment. He knows that. Selfishness and non-equality is sadly common!

    GHarry Friday, 24 July 2020 11:01 PM

    This, as long as, is women affair, what sort of share HIRUNIKA has in this issue, she seems, neither a man nor a woman? Mind it; Hon'ble Mahinda Rajapaksa is the one who gave every Sri Lankan a proud CITIZEN after destroy the LTTE TERRORISM in the country.

    rss Saturday, 25 July 2020 12:54 AM

    In this, I totally agree with Hirunika and condemn strongly MR's insulting and insensitive statement. May be Sajith should look for legal action against MR . I wish good luck to Sajith and his wife to have baby in the future. It is not a big issue in the country where I live because there are many people chose not to have babies

    rss Saturday, 25 July 2020 12:56 AM

    May be MR should take care of those beach boys who are prostituting because they don't find any way to make money. They are poor. It is bad for Sri Lanka to ignore those beach boys while claiming they practice Buddhism

    Black Defender Saturday, 25 July 2020 01:44 AM

    Educate to use front side instead of back side.

    Neil Saturday, 25 July 2020 02:50 AM

    World media should publish this so that the whole world will know who Mahinda is. Shame on you.

    Andrew Silva Saturday, 25 July 2020 06:47 AM

    It is unbelievable that a leader of a country indulge in loose talk, disgustingly filthy.

    Vadivelu Saturday, 25 July 2020 06:48 AM

    Discusting being a family man making unnecessary comments not relating to politics.Draging personal mater's in to politics a third grade things, this is not a way a 76 year old man should behave, have lost his marbles.

    mp Saturday, 25 July 2020 07:06 AM

    This woman is always there when there is a crazy campaign. Cheap politics.

    Nawagamu Deshabandu Saturday, 25 July 2020 07:13 AM

    Giving a birth to a child in this country is something like commiting a sin because the child will have to undergo a lot of political and economical hardships. He must go after politicians looking for schools from the childhood. People is second and politicians are first in this country. We have to face many difficulties when getting government service by staying in long lines, standing in rain or shine, and give bribes to get quick service. The top leaders take money from other countries and sell this country. It is better to bear no children.

    Bhatiya Siriwardena Saturday, 25 July 2020 07:57 AM

    Hirunika, you are absolutely correct. We condemn such statements. He is known for his loose toungue and irresponsible statements. He and his cronies must be defeated once and for all.

    Anura Nanayakkara Saturday, 25 July 2020 08:01 AM

    This could well be a mental fabrication of Hirunika to attract attention to her and to her party !!

    Dee Saturday, 25 July 2020 08:47 AM

    This shows the cheapness of the party leaders and followers. Typical 3 wheel mentality which can be brought over for a ration pack. 2/3 hungry nonentities.

    warren Saturday, 25 July 2020 09:09 AM

    Let us all thank the 6.9 million wise voters who brought the "Rajapakse Regime" back to power. We may hear even more derogatory remarks from them in the future against their opponents. We the innocent people would just have to gawp at these remarks if Rajapakses form a government. Because if someone tells anything against them, then the consequences are well-known. Once a great nation has now become a laughing stock at the world stage.

    Noname Saturday, 25 July 2020 09:24 AM

    MR should publicly apologize for this disgusting comment. At the same time Hirunika is fishing in troubled waters. Is she trying to patch up with Sajith's wife for her own conversations with Ranjan Ramanayake about the conduct of Sajith's wife?

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Saturday, 25 July 2020 09:53 AM

    There are some couples who don't have any health issues but have made a conscious choice not to have children for a variety of reasons. Some even say it's a crime to bring children into the rotten society we have today.

    Rene decarte Saturday, 25 July 2020 11:20 AM

    Hirunika is a disgrace to her own family

    Mahendra Saturday, 25 July 2020 11:38 AM

    "should oppose such statements made by a responsible citizen of this country,” - Yes - please do not elevate the fellow as a "responsible citizen" - definitely he is not

    rss Saturday, 25 July 2020 11:51 AM

    People will compensate Sajith in the next election by electing his government. Sajith is better than MR or RW. Good luck Sajith.

    Jude Saturday, 25 July 2020 03:31 PM

    Well on the context of the statement I don't agree with you attacking ones personal life is not politics. Please we don't expect this kind of words from persons like MR, speaking of which saying words which hurts personal life of Sajith..

    vithura Saturday, 25 July 2020 03:55 PM

    Leave MR aside for a moment, what to do you make of those voters for such a person, that is where the fault line is!

    K.L Pathirana Saturday, 25 July 2020 04:52 PM

    This shyster is uttering garbage to deviate the real spotlight elsewhere. He isn't saying anything much on the destruction of archeological sites, he rather worries of a midwifes duty. LISTEN Kurunegala, in this elections send him and his buddy Johnny to Meehotamulla dump.

    lanka Saturday, 25 July 2020 05:22 PM

    Hirunika any slogan shit to get head lines. More front and back side stories.

    Mahesh Saturday, 25 July 2020 06:20 PM

    One of the Worst things a politician could do verbally was done by MR. President should sack him from the pm position and appoint someone else with a brain.

    Fernando Saturday, 25 July 2020 06:26 PM

    Didn't Hirunika insult Jalani during her conversation with Ranjan? What a drama!

    decentgent Saturday, 25 July 2020 07:39 PM

    What a shame! You dont expect from a leader of a party. As someone has mentioned above, how can he be so sure that his children are his own?? MR now is a grand father and Stooping down so low, he has to immediately apologize to Sajith andhis wife and also the public. We sri lankans are fools to elect such morons to the parliament. Hope he gets defeated this time around. Every voter should take notice of this heinous remark.

    gaga Saturday, 25 July 2020 09:23 PM

    Hirunika insulted the entire womanhood, with her absurd behavior and conduct, especially the drama with Ranjan. These people have no shame.

    Punchi Banda Herath Tuesday, 28 July 2020 01:13 AM

    what MR said was not good but SJB is so bankrupt that MR has to ignite some thing for them to take advantage .

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