Cabinet spokesman and Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Rajitha Senaratne became speechless during a news briefing held yesterday when a journalist asked about the appointment of Anuruddha Polgampola as the new Chairman of State Timber Corporation who had been arrested over two alleged major financial frauds during the past.
Journalist: What is your stance on the President’s appointment of Anuruddha Polgampola as the new Chairman of State Timber Corporation who had been arrested over two major financial frauds earlier?
Minister: Anuruddha Polgampola was the one who went to Bribery Commission to lodge a complaint against me.
Journalist: Is this your Good Governance to give him such a post merely because he was so active during the Local Government elections and supporting the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).
Minister: Normally, such helpful persons are the ones who are appointed to such posts.
Journalist: Your government is boasting that the portfolios are given according to scientific basis. Has any scientific basis been used to this appointment.
Minister: Even those who were appointed under the scientific basis have been caught and arrested.
Meanwhile, Minister Thalatha Atukorale who also participated in the news briefing was seen gesturing to the journalist who asked the questions stating that it is getting late. “Parakku Wenawa”. ( Sheain Fernandopulle)
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Comments - 19
Speechless Wednesday, 09 May 2018 11:43 AM
very soon most of the ruling people are going to be speechless if they continue to govern this manner,
Smart Wednesday, 09 May 2018 04:38 PM
This is what we need people like SF.
Gona Wednesday, 09 May 2018 11:57 AM
Another rogue must be appointed to cover up for previous rogue. So that means Maithripala should be in the know of the whole scam . Very likely most likely the main culprit. Watch the new saga played out like bond scam Ranil will have lAst laugh
manjula Wednesday, 09 May 2018 11:59 AM
Pathetic.....See how they luagh as if it was a joke.... A leader like GR is a must for this country.
Sunil Wednesday, 09 May 2018 01:19 PM
GR enough will not be a great leader, will be a worst leader
Silva Wednesday, 09 May 2018 09:13 PM
The Rajapaksas are a failure. We are not giving our country back to those criminals...
Kingsley Wijesinhe Thursday, 10 May 2018 09:20 AM
Unfortunately, Silva, if the present government keeps on messing up at this rate, the Rajapakses might come back in 2020, whether we like it or not.
Sunil Wednesday, 09 May 2018 12:05 PM
DG Wednesday, 09 May 2018 12:07 PM
When no action according to the preaching this happens. Soon voters will teach.
Khumbiyoo Wednesday, 09 May 2018 12:14 PM
The whole parliament and the appointments given to are also THIEVES!!! That's how the scratch their backs!
Brainmaster Wednesday, 09 May 2018 12:15 PM
It was clearly said that there is a VIP also involved. Who is it Why we never get names Is it My3 via DM Android App
Casanova Wednesday, 09 May 2018 12:30 PM
I had been cheated and lied few times, But never ever like what this Government promised.
johan Wednesday, 09 May 2018 01:00 PM
He always bluffs when there is nothing to bluff he becomes speechless
will Wednesday, 09 May 2018 01:37 PM
If what Tennakoon said correct then late minister gunawardena is too involved, as prez and Gunawardena are so closed, MS may know something about this,otherwise corrupt mahanama won't get promotion to president's office
DHA Wednesday, 09 May 2018 03:09 PM
Ajja Wednesday, 09 May 2018 04:27 PM
"Mung Redi adagena Paareth bahala Yanwane...Nodo king witharak"
Manu Wednesday, 09 May 2018 08:44 PM
What is the good of this fellow?
lal Thursday, 10 May 2018 09:34 AM
Let first or last laugh we dont mind. Politicans will come and go with big stoumch. Where the voters stand. We are stupid to vote them . Time has passed let learn who are politicans?????
EN Sunday, 13 May 2018 10:05 AM
Why can't we THE VOTERS demand some guideline when choosing candidates...There's no point in all those depressed words of ours about the system or all these politicians as they all are corrupted andso spineless to make decissions.We must have educated,people in the parliament. I think that's a Good point our country can start with.'
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