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Welgama enthralled by Rosy’s charms

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Transport Minister Kumara Welgama told Parliament today he had no words to express his feelings towards UNP MP Rosy Senanayake whom he described as ‘a charming and beautiful lady’.

The Minister made these remarks when a question was directed at him by Ms. Senanayake during question time.    

“I am so happy to answer a question by a beauty queen like Rosy Senanayake.   You are such a charming woman. I have no words to describe my feelings,” the minister said.

At this point, United National Party (UNP) MP Gamini Jayawickrama Perera made some remarks against the minister.    

He said, “I cannot explain my feelings here. But if you meet me outside Parliament, I will describe them.”

Ms. Senanayake said there was no need for the minister to make these remarks merely because of her as a woman.

“I consider it as an insult. The minister should not have referred to my looks and womanhood in that manner,” she said.

 “I never insult women. It is a fact known to everybody,” the minister said. (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)

 
 

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-14+308 # Kalusudda 2012-12-03 19:13
This is how ministers answer questions at Parliament in Sri Lanka, wonder of Asia. Whole idea behind this unnecessary jargon is to make a joke and escape form answering the question.
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-7+190 # senthilan, C 2012-12-03 21:44
Third grade people; the women should rise against it!
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-3+44 # Fayad 2012-12-04 10:25
You like it or not these are the kind of people we have in parliament.
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-1+25 # buffaloa citizen 2012-12-04 14:45
We have voted monkeys to parliament.
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-1+14 # Cynic 2012-12-04 17:05
Uncouth, Uneducated UPFA Urchin
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-1+13 # Nodrog 2012-12-04 09:06
Hope he doesn't leak and fall down like Felix Perera.
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-12+227 # Hardball 2012-12-03 19:15
Caddish instinct of third class people.
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-2+11 # Lobo 2012-12-04 08:21
They're all louts and a disgrace to their parents, teachers and religion.
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-11+202 # sathis 2012-12-03 19:27
All minsters talk about, the parliament is supreme. How parliament can supreme if there nonsense are talking in the parliament. No disciplinary at all.
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-10+195 # Huna 2012-12-03 19:33
no professionalism at all.
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-9+185 # Mason 2012-12-03 19:34
The minister has forgotten that he is in parliament. It is a place of decorum and reverence. You do not describe the charms of a lady parliamentarian in this place.
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-3+124 # Shan 2012-12-03 21:46
Is that the Privileges they enjoy in the parliament?
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-0+1 # Maximilian 2012-12-04 06:51
DM, Just a suggestion, is it possible to publish the educational qualifications (Not the purchased ones) and the back-ground of these MPs. I am sure that will give everyone a reall understanding of the mindset of these MPs. For an example as a Boy Dr.Silva has pluked coconuts for Chamala Hamu who is now the Hon Speaker.
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-1+5 # Nihal Fernando 2012-12-04 07:01
I think he should change his name as Kamaraagee Walgama.
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-1+5 # Dass 2012-12-04 07:08
If the feelings are this high in public, one can imagine how ministers feelings work within the ministry walls.
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-1+4 # ANTON 2012-12-04 07:23
MRS WELGAMA OVER TO YOU
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-0+1 # Cobra 2012-12-04 07:27
At he was not floored and only taken for a charming ride!
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-1+5 # C.K.Lankaputhra 2012-12-04 07:45
This is the level of the Sri Lanka Parliament. Shame.
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-3+4 # Dishumi 2012-12-04 07:49
If this is not verbal sexual abuse, then what is?
And this minister has the audacity to do it in parliament.
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-1+4 # Kumar Senaratne 2012-12-04 08:04
What entitles them to be called Honorable?
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-1+4 # Kamsa 2012-12-04 08:08
The women organisation should raise the voice against it. A minister did it then how we expect others,

Kamsa
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-2+3 # jayasu 2012-12-04 08:22
and are they above the law? Even they are not following the orders. This is the truth about our country. They have found that Sri Lanka is first in sexual harassment.
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-2+5 # Thomas Ranger 2012-12-04 08:45
Mekata thamai kiyanne - 'illan kanawa kiyala'
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-1+5 # aney 2012-12-04 08:46
A classic case which falls under sexual harassment.
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-2+4 # bakka 2012-12-04 08:56
dude get a room...
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-2+6 # Lilamani 2012-12-04 09:08
I am not a supporter of Rosy, knowing her, I believe she is just another opportunistic politician. But as a woman, I am shocked and disgusted at the manner in which the "Hon." Minister responded to her question.
His comments further strengthen the perception that Sri Lanka is most certainly a male dominated country, where women are regarded as empty -headed sex objects.
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-2+3 # bakka 2012-12-04 09:10
get a room.. dnt say these stuff at parliment :/
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-1+4 # Lankanwf 2012-12-04 09:17
wonder why we are high on sexual crime. Shame on us to elect these kind of barberiance to the parliment. Parliment to debate regarding srilankan issues and development , Its seems those obligations are buried . God Must save our mother land form these uneducated people.
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-1+5 # jill 2012-12-04 09:30
WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY. SO MUCH LAWLESSNESS, AND NOW EVEN IN PARLIAMENT WE SEE SUCH WORDS BEING SPOKEN... KALUSUDDA IS CORRECT: THESE TACTICS ARE DONE, JUST TO MAKE A DIVERSION BY INSULTS, AND TO AVOID THE REAL ISSUES. A FEW DAYS AGO ANOTHER MINISTER MADE A SPEECH (NOT IN PARLIAMENT), WHERE HE INSULTED RANIL AND SAJITH BY SAYING THAT THEY HAD NO CHILDREN, ETC. THESE ARE PERSONAL ATTACKS THAT ARE MEANT TO DEGRADE, INSULT AND HUMILIATE. DOES A PERSON HAVE TO HAVE CHILDREN IN ORDER TO BE A GOOD LEADER? WE ALL KNOW THAT ROSY IS A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN. SHE WAS A MS. SRI LANKA. BUT IN PARLIAMENT, SHE IS JUST A PERSON WHO REPRESENTS THE PEOPLE. TO MAKE SEXIST REMARKS ABOUT HER IS UNJUSTIFIABLE. IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY, THIS SORT OF BEHAVIOUR WOULD NOT BE TOLERATED. NO WAY.......
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-1+13 # kolla 2012-12-04 09:37
aa.aaa balagena nayana banei...
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-1+7 # zafar mustafa siddiq 2012-12-04 09:48
No remarks like this in parliament every word is recorded and can come to media be careful .
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-2+25 # Roshan 2012-12-04 09:52
When third grade people become Ministers this is what happens. I feel very sorry for his wife and daughter if he has one.
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-2+7 # buffaloa citizen 2012-12-04 14:47
Yeah, would he think it as a compliment if his driver made the same remark to his daughter? In next to no time, this driver will join those human bones that are being excavated in Badulla.
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-1+5 # CITIZEN 2012-12-04 09:53
"Endako gedera balagannang!"
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-1+20 # Suren 2012-12-04 09:56
She could have replied that "I'm appalled to ask those questions from a man like you though - I petty your wife and children" .
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-1+17 # Ashraf Nazim 2012-12-04 09:59
Thank you, the voters of the Kalutara district.
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-1+12 # Far Thinker 2012-12-04 10:09
Please see weather discipline exists at this Law making institution!
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-1+12 # Namal PavithraN 2012-12-04 10:35
Who voted them in the first place? Answer is there to all problems in the country...look who is uneducated.
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-1+27 # Just Another Citizen 2012-12-04 10:38
Country run by third class citizens
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-1+18 # Aney Machang 2012-12-04 10:57
Sexual harassement in Parliament also....... sometime back I heard that one Minister was seen kissing a lady colleque in the Elevator..........free for the priviledged.
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-16+3 # dave 2012-12-04 11:02
What's wrong He is right men. She is so cute still and sexy.
Sri Lankan Buggars do not forget her past. She was a beauty queen and then turned in to business. She had restuarant and many things were happening there. She was defaulter of tax payment during Chandrika's regime. Also, many things happned finally she had to close the business. Due to this reason she came to Politics. Not for aming to do job for people and she does not have fervent wish to do the service for the people.
Dear Sri Lankan Buggars please check and find the fact and speak. Stupid Sri Lankan Buggars.
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-0+0 # manpei 2012-12-05 04:41
dave. Do you hate women? Does this hate rise from rejection? Whatever she did or not. The minister should not have made such comments to her or anyone else in Parliament.
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-0+0 # DireStraits 2012-12-05 11:04
If that's true take her to court and get the money she owes the state. Not make stupid juvenile comments as an elected MP which has nothing to do with the above mentioned allegations. I think you're the stupid bugger here, you're a foolish and uncivilized bugger too!
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-1+8 # kaputakukula 2012-12-04 11:18
"No Words"? Show it in "ACTION" buddy.
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-2+12 # DJ Hilton 2012-12-04 11:21
Baldy Flirter..
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-1+6 # neela 2012-12-04 11:23
we call " WALATTHAYA" for these kind of people
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-1+3 # Dunya 2012-12-04 11:25
His" Walakama" is well-known
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-1+3 # Sandy 2012-12-04 11:27
What a cad!
Good for Rosy who stood up to him.
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-7+1 # Nimal 2012-12-04 11:42
Rosy Senanayake has all the qualities to be the next LEADER of the UNP not that stupid Sajith (The idiot,)
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-1+4 # IHM 2012-12-04 12:00
Are you appointed as minister to make this comment ... ? Please concentrate on railway strike nor on Rosi ...Nuts ...
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-1+6 # shihan 2012-12-04 12:45
I honestly had great respect for this man. But now you just proved me wrong. shame.
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-2+4 # willows 2012-12-04 13:20
so they are supreme ha ha ???
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-1+7 # Ravi 2012-12-04 13:24
Low quality idiot
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-1+12 # sena 2012-12-04 13:34
Is he Hon. Welgama or Walgama ?
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-1+3 # OMG 2012-12-04 13:55
We need to send more beautiful and charming women to parliament in order to silence the wild MPs.
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-1+1 # Mason 2012-12-04 14:05
All comments in support of the lady and none for the depraved minister. Keep it up Sri Lankans.
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-2+6 # mohamed asfar 2012-12-04 14:58
we are jokers who pay our tax money to send these ministers to parliament. they are joking because they are the leaders of jokers.
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-3+3 # bagwan kuddu 2012-12-04 15:08
Well Rosy deserves this as she did not open her mouth and sat with the infamous minister who degraded Pabha Good returns from bad rubbish
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-1+6 # Godaya 2012-12-04 15:10
This idiotic big headed minister does not even understand what is gender discrimination. By making these comments he insulted all ministers and the govt.
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-1+5 # Lost sri lankan 2012-12-04 15:17
who chooses them? we the public to held responsible. at least by now we shoudl learn to choose the right civilised candidate to parliment instead of thugs,drug dealers etc.
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-1+6 # Deepal 2012-12-04 15:47
I think this is the first opportunity he got to compliment Rosy. This is also sexual harrasment.
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-1+6 # CP 2012-12-04 15:58
Sexual harassment in supreme parliament.
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-1+8 # Musaddique 2012-12-04 16:01
Welgama show his Walkama to his voters
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-5+3 # bagwan kuddu 2012-12-04 16:35
birds of a feather flock together this is what she did to Praba when the infamous minister sat with her and she did not object to the ministers comments did rosy forget the cheap comments she must ask herself
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-1+4 # RMC 2012-12-04 17:03
it truly reflects the society that we live in....while we have an impeachment of a CJ, strikes and other issues these idiots add insult to injury......this country is way beyond help....we are in the abyss of our own stupidity......
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-1+6 # FrancisFrancis 2012-12-04 18:00
Sexual harassment of verbal nature, physical one may follow in the near future
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-0+0 # faizal 2012-12-05 06:59
If u want to finish off these goons allow them to carry weopens to the parliement they themself fight and kill each other.
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-0+0 # Ram 2012-12-05 10:48
Judiciary is sick and hospitalized, no mention of all nonsense.
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-0+1 # Channa 2012-12-05 11:17
Pedophiles and womanizers in Parliament....
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