I don't know whether I'll be FM: Samarasinghe

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Skills Development and Vocational Training Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said today he did not know whether he would be appointed as the minister of foreign affairs and pointed out that he was confident enough of handling any ministry.

He said this at a news conference when asked whether he was expecting the foreign affairs portfolio and told journalists that he was not sure of a cabinet reshuffle.


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  • Ranjan Saturday, 01 April 2017 06:34 AM

    He was rejected by the people at the elections. But got the job through to Parliament by un-democratic method. Maithri does not believe in elections. He thinks he can put his own faithful. In time to come all leaders will do the same thing.

    Ganesh Saturday, 01 April 2017 06:53 AM

    We all saw him what he was doing and messing up every thing . He can not talk properly on any issue other than floundering every sentence .When the issues raised by Navaneetham pillai ,this man struggled and blabbering and beating around the the bush .He is not fit to be a Foreign minister

    Hubert Saturday, 01 April 2017 07:08 AM

    No need Mangala is the best

    Dp Saturday, 01 April 2017 07:39 AM

    You think you are fit for any ministry,but the people think you just only a big talker, which is why you were rejected . But somehow you managed to creap through a waste water pipe. The people suffering of the high and rising cost of living ,And now your only concern is portfolios and perks.

    Sugath Sunday, 02 April 2017 07:19 PM

    I dont know about Foreign Minister but I do hope we would get a better Finance Minister before the country gets bankrupt. via DM Android App

    Lord Wolfstein Saturday, 01 April 2017 09:39 AM

    We should address him GOD. He can do anything.

    Nihal Amarasekera Saturday, 01 April 2017 09:49 AM

    Foreign affairs is one Ministry where you can show your real talents. One who really excelled was late Lakshman Kadirgamar. One on the opposite end; your guess is as good as mine.

    Nana Saturday, 01 April 2017 10:33 AM

    The biggest opportunist.When MR came to power he was the first to leave UNP and join MR. When MR was defeated he jumped to Ranil's band wagon. Now he is targeting to be FM. He is one of them who got the boot from the electorate. That was the people's decision to reject him. Not political leaders choice to have him in the parliament.

    JAN Saturday, 01 April 2017 11:48 AM

    MS you have totally lost your seat rejected by people Now enjoying all perks and now trying to become FM pl retired yourself immediately via DM Android App

    Ranjith Athukorala Saturday, 01 April 2017 12:25 PM

    If the Sri Lankan Government decide to appoint Hon: Mahinda Samarasignhe as the Foreign Minister in Sri Lanka , is an ideal proposition. He is no doubt a Senior and experienced Minister who could be safely depended upon to find a lasting solution to the panaceas Sri Lanka is presently facing.We are eagerly awaiting that this proposition will be realized .

    Sincere Saturday, 01 April 2017 12:25 PM

    Its time to remove higher portfolios one by one from ultra UNP'ers.

    Raj Saturday, 01 April 2017 03:18 PM

    I don't have any respect for politicians who jump from one party to another for their own benefits. This man is one of them. There are few others and Professor GLP is another one.

    kavindu Saturday, 01 April 2017 05:22 PM

    yep. thatz good idea. he is very suitable for that stream. because he knows about foreign affairs. i thing he is very suitable for that better than mangala. maithripala has gotten good decision. well-done sir. keep up it.

    Nishantha Saturday, 01 April 2017 05:34 PM

    His UN repertoire will augurs well for country.

    Abey Saturday, 01 April 2017 05:35 PM

    He is arguably the best man for the job

    sujeewa Saturday, 01 April 2017 05:40 PM

    Choose the best man for the jobYou have absolutely no worries

    M.O.A.Careem Saturday, 01 April 2017 07:50 PM

    one who left and joined......mangala.......relinquished.....and build the party - one who left and joined claim the port folio?

    ceylon Friday, 31 March 2017 08:32 PM

    if he still do not know widely published cabinet reshufflethis reason is enough for disqualification for the job.he has no idea what is going on in the country. via DM Android App

    Perera Friday, 31 March 2017 09:42 PM

    Every single one of our politicians think they are gods gift to the country.

    sene Friday, 31 March 2017 09:48 PM

    This person is not doing any work other than gossiping and waiting for the Cabinet reshuffle. He never talk of the high prices of food or the suffering of people.In a genuine Cabinet reshuffle he should be kicked out.

    Shan Friday, 31 March 2017 09:51 PM

    One that best fits for a job is, one who does not need it. Our Politicians are day dreamers waiting to grab.

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