I had to pull out pistol to get things done: Range Bandara

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Image result for palitha range bandaraIrrigation, Water Management and Disaster Management State Minister Palitha Range Bandara said yesterday that the Anamaduwa Technical College was built using the Rs.38 million allocated for the purpose by the State, after he drew his pistol.

The minister made these remarks addressing a function to mark the launch of the Deduru Oya-Sengal Oya project that was held in the Deduru Oya embankment in Pallegama - Anamaduwa.

The State Minister said a bund needed to be constructed across the Deduru-Oya to enable the water to flow via the Sengal Oya into eight tanks in the Arachchikattuwa area.

The government had allocated Rs.350 million for the project which would see more than 2, 000 acres of land being cultivated. Many projects including the Ussana Irrigation project are being implemented.

Range Bandara said that he was voted in by the common masses and therefore he would never hesitate to do things that would benefit the people of the area.

"When I tried to get an Ocean University built in the Puttalam District, the minister who was in charge of the relevant ministry opposed the decision. When I attempted to start a technical college here the vital documents were hidden. This forced me to draw the pistol from my waist because I knew that only by acting in this manner could I get things done.The Technical College was now about to become a reality," he said.

MP Nalin Bandara, speaking on this occasion, said that the development work undertaken by the present government has not been conveyed to the public.

"The President and the Prime Minister are too good. Therefore, the country needs people who could draw their pistols and get things done," he said. (Jude Samantha)

  Comments - 21

  • Arjuna Ranawana Friday, 11 May 2018 07:02 AM

    Hon. Dy. Minister ! Are you a member of the Govt. or still Police Officer ?. Better do a way of correct and this system has no power moreover.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 11 May 2018 11:54 AM

    Even if he was a Police Officer it is wrong. A police officer will draw his weapon only when an issue is (a) life threatening (b) when all other options of protection are lost.

    Cluless Friday, 11 May 2018 12:22 PM

    Worse than "tree tying" Merv. Deputies is SL have some serious tactics of getting what they want.

    Independant Friday, 11 May 2018 12:37 PM

    Member of Wild Wild West

    ANTON Friday, 11 May 2018 07:16 AM

    WHAT WE HAVE TO PULL OUT TO GET THINGS DONE FROM POLITICIANS LIKE YOU ?

    alex Friday, 11 May 2018 11:16 AM

    your cheque book

    Dinesh Friday, 11 May 2018 12:56 PM

    Maybe I should pull a pistol at Batuwatha Divisional secretariat to get things done....

    Manel Friday, 11 May 2018 07:23 AM

    Pulling the pistol out for a good cause is ok but please don't pull the trigger for any cause except self defense.

    Refaideen Friday, 11 May 2018 07:27 AM

    A state minister pulls out a pistol to get the work done a nation like no other.

    southpaw Friday, 11 May 2018 10:04 AM

    Maybe the not so patient MP is referring to his water pistol .

    Doratupala Friday, 11 May 2018 10:26 AM

    Puttalam Booruwo !:(What a sad country!

    JIM Friday, 11 May 2018 10:50 AM

    Truly, a master of disaster. Way to go.

    Sanju Friday, 11 May 2018 10:56 AM

    Wish that pistol backfires so we could be rid of an idiot who builds permanent houses in Wilpattu.

    kumar Friday, 11 May 2018 11:06 AM

    Yes!. In Sri Lanka , only those who can use pistols gets everything.

    Jaliya Friday, 11 May 2018 11:09 AM

    Is this man is for real or he is joking [I hope] .. last think we need is to have evidence to prove we have gangsters in the government.

    Lal.Fernando. Friday, 11 May 2018 12:09 PM

    What idiot is he?Does this man been trained to use a pistol? Well where is this beautiful country of ours heading to? I have no answer. , education and intelligence is important to these so call politicians.We as Sri Lankan should demand from this politicians to submit their education qualitifications.Lal.

    anura Friday, 11 May 2018 12:40 PM

    Look at the quality of third grade politicians we have today in parliament. Whatever it is , we cannot condone your act of using pistols to get things done. Bad example. What will happen if members of the public start to draw pistols to get things done from you.??

    Sara Friday, 11 May 2018 12:59 PM

    It won't be too long when Ranil will pull out his Good For Nothing Pistol and bring back Arujun Mahendran back to CB

    MO77 Friday, 11 May 2018 04:19 PM

    Did he show his pistol to whom? Maybe government officials?

    Lion M. Weerasinghe Bandara Friday, 11 May 2018 08:59 PM

    Come on Sir, first of all point your pistol against Ranil and chase the man, then I will agree with you.

    Dennis Reeves Friday, 11 May 2018 09:00 PM

    Are you in the same stance that Ranil should be thrown out and Sajith should sit in his chair?


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