Harsha calls for debate with Basil

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Former Minister Harsha de Silva challenged former Minister Basil Rajapaksa for a public debate on the steps taken by the government to secure employment of private sector workers.

"We are ready for a face to face debate with Mr. Rajapaksa who had claimed that government will assist private sector companies to pay salaries to their employees through Central Bank. However, nothing has been done," Dr de Silva said at a press conference.

"Secretary to President P. B. Jayasundara said the government would be able to save Rs.100 billion if the public servants forgo a portion of their salaries from May. We would like him to come up with a statement and reveal as to how much the government had collected from the pay cuts," he said.

Dr. de Silva proposed a dialogue between the government, private sector companies and the trade unions to secure the jobs in the private sector. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 12

  • nlasandaruwan@gmail.com Monday, 01 June 2020 02:31 PM

    Is this guy mad ?

    munas Monday, 01 June 2020 02:45 PM

    mr harsha ba-sil will charge you 15% to attend for the debate

    Barry Monday, 01 June 2020 03:05 PM

    May to talk about the Volkswagon factory.

    Feroze Monday, 01 June 2020 03:17 PM

    Pay cuts from Public Servants...a crime. Politicians of all parties can assist financially.

    Dr. D.R. Jayawardene Monday, 01 June 2020 04:24 PM

    BR will get left and right hot slaps when he comes to debate with you Harsha. Ha..Ha..Ha..

    lk Monday, 01 June 2020 07:57 PM

    haha yes who can forget the Volkswagen factory creators right?

    H.R. Rambanda Monday, 01 June 2020 04:25 PM

    Nice one, we can have some fun. Go-ahead putha.

    Harry Don Monday, 01 June 2020 06:01 PM

    Harsha, why don’t you find someone in the same league as you? by the way, what you have done for the country during your tenor? at least something?

    mp Monday, 01 June 2020 07:07 PM

    What is the use of debates? What we want is fruitful work to boost our economy. You and other guys were talking nonsense for 5 1/2 years.

    dickie bird Monday, 01 June 2020 10:12 PM

    Debate on settling lovers quarrels with Security Guards at Independence Square is more apporpriate topic.

    munas Tuesday, 02 June 2020 02:43 AM

    mr Ba-sil got erection problem so he cannot come

    Patriot Tuesday, 02 June 2020 01:34 PM

    When has such challenges for debates ever happened? When the Bond Scam and other irregularities during Ranil's time took place you and others didn't resign but clung on to power?


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