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Nine new Dy. Ministers

2013-10-10 05:53:48
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Nine UPFA parliamentarians were sworn in as Deputy Ministers before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat a short while ago, the Presidential Media Unit said.

The new Deputy Ministers are,
Sanath Jayasuriya Deputy Minister of Postal Services
Lakshman Wasantha Perera Deputy Minister of Industry and commerce
Sarath Weerasekara Deputy Minister of Labour and Labour Relations
Y.G. Padmasiri Deputy Minister of Agriculture
Anthony Victor Perera Deputy Minister of Coconut Development and Janatha Estate Development
Hemal Gunasekera Deputy Minister of Cooperative and Internal trade
Mohan Lal Grero Deputy Minister of Education
Nishantha Mutuhettigama Deputy Minister of Minor Export crop Promotion
Sarath Mutukumarana Deputy Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison reforms
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  Comments - 66

  • meenavan Thursday, 10 October 2013 06:18

    How many members left without any port folio....????

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    Yehiya Thursday, 10 October 2013 07:01

    Entire America only 17,

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    Suq Madique Thursday, 10 October 2013 07:12

    And the public are called upon to maintain them even though they are already suffering from the high COL.

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    Nodrog Thursday, 10 October 2013 09:52

    MR is giving away presents with our money at a time we are forced to tighten our belts.

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    hello Thursday, 10 October 2013 15:20

    Actually MR wants to give ministerial posts to opposition members too, as long as they will keep their mouths shut.

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    kane Thursday, 10 October 2013 19:39

    That is why people question about spending 1 billion for the Commonwealth Conference. When they ask such questions, you Suq comment them as morons.

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    Fayad Thursday, 10 October 2013 07:50

    Next move Namal Minister of development

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    dinesh Thursday, 10 October 2013 06:29

    need of the nation at this time. Government has well spotted it. ....I m very happy with tears

    Reply : 0       5

    unchikun Thursday, 10 October 2013 06:32

    Jayawewa!

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    RamUK Thursday, 10 October 2013 13:42

    The person making up these job titles should be awarded a ministerial post ..what about minister for 'inventing new ministries' ...

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    Andrew Pitugala Thursday, 10 October 2013 17:28

    He will also have the task of inventing new ways of taxing us to maintain these new Deputy Ministers and their Ministries.

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    Andrew Pitugala Thursday, 10 October 2013 17:30

    Sure, will follow soon.

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    unchikun Thursday, 10 October 2013 06:33

    The more the merrier!

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    A.L. Perera Thursday, 10 October 2013 06:36

    I think this is a good move; more capable people to manage Government affairs. We can expect great strides to be achieved in the local Postal service under Mr. Sanath Jayasuriya's stewardship.

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    Mif Thursday, 10 October 2013 06:38

    HEHE nice one for sanath.........

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    Nims Thursday, 10 October 2013 06:39

    OK Mr President, when finished with MP's appoint the Grama Sevaka's as Deputy Ministers. This is just the third grade politics in a typical Third World Country

    Reply : 0       5

    cansri Thursday, 10 October 2013 13:22

    And, then Provincial Counsellors too!

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    Simple mind Thursday, 10 October 2013 06:43

    Need of the hour

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    Pradeep Thursday, 10 October 2013 06:47

    please introduce new taxes to cover the cost

    Reply : 0       3

    citizenJ Thursday, 10 October 2013 06:51

    No wonder this SL government is so UNPOPULAR.

    Reply : 0       2

    Rubert Vanderkoon Thursday, 10 October 2013 07:12

    What? They´ve just had landslide wins of two PCs.

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    citizenJ Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:26

    What are you talking about. Winning PCs has not restored the honour of the nation .Ill gotten Money , crossovers and unpopularity of Ranil W brought the victory.

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    Voter Thursday, 10 October 2013 06:56

    Too many cooks spoil the soup

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    Rubert Vanderkoon Thursday, 10 October 2013 09:24

    There´s no soup to spoil. Just cooks and we pay them.

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    saman Thursday, 10 October 2013 07:08

    Best is
    Mohan Lal Grero Deputy Minister of Education
    and slap on the face is
    Sanath Jayasuriya Deputy Minister of Postal Services

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    Rubert Vanderkoon Thursday, 10 October 2013 09:28

    Sanath, an MP, the Cricket chief and a Dep. minister now. Where does he find time to do any work? He should be made the cricket boss and kick out of the parliament.
    When a man released an A/L Physics paper in 1981 before the exam, on what basis does he become the Dep.Education Minister 32 years later?

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    perera Thursday, 10 October 2013 07:19

    WHATS NEXT IN THE MIRACLE OF ASIA
    ALL MINISTERS, DEPUTY MINISTERS DEPUTY TO DEPUTY MINISTERS NO BACK BENCHERS

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    winson Thursday, 10 October 2013 07:36

    There are about 45-55 MPs without portfolios..I heard that GoSL gonna appoint district minsters for each district to oversee the development of each district.. so appoint 25 district minsters and appoint another 25 as deputy..so this balance sheet will balance

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    sobers Thursday, 10 October 2013 07:43

    Await! Tsunami of price increase on all essentials, to maintain the Jumbo cabinet. Honestly, if someone had turned down the portfolio, he would have been the real peoples man. World record. Only politicians are doing well in srilanka.

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    mahinda attanayaka Thursday, 10 October 2013 07:46

    Mr.boss. please do not do appoint any more , westing our poor people money .why that much ministers .for what. your guys come to earn money only not to work for us. very shame.

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    dalu banda Thursday, 10 October 2013 07:46

    Like America one day we shall Close?

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    dr ceylon Thursday, 10 October 2013 07:50

    waste of momney from the public.these are just spenders of public money/

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    Kadiya Thursday, 10 October 2013 07:50

    Sarath Weerasekara's appointment is justified considering the tremendous service he he provided whilst in Navy and then as the first Director General of Civil Defence Services. He is a very educated person with two masters degrees and a compassionate but a no nonsense character which is good for the Labour Ministry.

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    Hoodwinked Thursday, 10 October 2013 08:02

    Sanath would have been more appropriate to be the Deputy Minister for either Broadcast and commentaries or Soil study

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    Siri Thursday, 10 October 2013 09:22

    our father is no hasitate to waste money,because we are welthy family.

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    malli Thursday, 10 October 2013 09:27

    Nine more buffoons added to the gang to destroy our country

    Reply : 0       1

    sarath kuru Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:14

    Sad Sand is given to leak and paste stamps.

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    KKR Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:20

    Please let the north and east tamils go on their own way, we cannot tolerate further with these foolish rulers

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    Nevil perera Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:24

    what a joke of administration
    but the thing people are approving these things

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    ananda Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:39

    Well done sir. We need few more ministers. Now all problems are over and everybody can have a very good life....!!!

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    Grade Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:55

    OUR MINISTERS ARE TIRED AFTER SERVING PEOPLE .
    THERE SHOULD BE TWO DEPUTY MINISTERS FOR EACH MINISTERS.

    LONG LIFE TO THE MIRACLE OF ASIA.

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    Thusitha Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:58

    Why do poor postal department need another minister? (gratification)

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    Roy Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:01

    I don't know ..All srilankans are fools me too..This is What MR thinks..

    Reply : 0       0

    Thusitha Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:11

    This Kind of foolish things would lead to separatism also. Where is peoples' sovereignty

    Reply : 0       0

    Ranjith Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:16

    What a waste of public funds. On top of senior ministers doing nothing anothe 9 deputies. Where will this end !!!

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    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 10 October 2013 12:37

    all the No. 01 crooks been appointed as Deputy Ministers. You can see lot of rapes, drug smugglers child abusers & , looters time to come.

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    Kay Parker Thursday, 10 October 2013 13:33

    New world record

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    dias Thursday, 10 October 2013 13:58

    No chance for minorities appoint a few Tamil and Muslim Ministers.

    Reply : 0       0

    Thomas Thursday, 10 October 2013 14:16

    WHO WILL CARRY THIS LOAD

    Reply : 0       0

    rohan Thursday, 10 October 2013 14:36

    pissu ne...

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    Nimal Thursday, 10 October 2013 16:40

    Singala community deserve this. I think this is = 10 Pirabakaran

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    elom Thursday, 10 October 2013 15:57

    So there will be power play in postal services too????!!!

    Reply : 0       1

    Be Fair Thursday, 10 October 2013 16:19

    Good news, time to play ball now again, this time with tenders

    Reply : 0       0

    Far Thinker Thursday, 10 October 2013 16:20

    LET GOD DECIDE THE FATE..............

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    Gamini Perera Thursday, 10 October 2013 19:08

    Better appoint all the government MP as ministers it will be very fruitful politician's families to strength their growth.

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    vazz Thursday, 10 October 2013 20:20

    many more ministers and deputy ministers to come soon. no wonder if speaker is appointed as a cabinet minister too

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    Vic Friday, 11 October 2013 00:13

    Congratulations to all newly appointed Deputy Ministers, you can now start spending money as you wish, travel abroad with your family and friends, import luxury cars, send your children overseas to educate, you all are very lucky people and deserve all good things in life only for you.

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    manpei Friday, 11 October 2013 01:29

    This is absolute rubbish. SL is run by morons. no wonder the people in the North wanted to break away. Not a bad idea for people all over to breakaway topple the gvt.

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    beedia Friday, 11 October 2013 03:50

    Moda aadnuwa

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    Zscore Friday, 11 October 2013 06:23

    How about assistant deputy minister as well? We might as well ask our employers to directly transfer our salary to the government. All the people who voted for this government deserve everything that's coming their way.

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    Amila. G Friday, 11 October 2013 08:16

    Nine more to live off the state. . Now or never .

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    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 11 October 2013 09:38

    Even a standard pack of playing cards has only 2 jokers and some 50 odd playable cards but when it comes to this government is is all jokers and nothing else. The President should be ashamed to waste public money like this just in order to satisfy his uneducated buffoons.

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    jim pappa Saturday, 12 October 2013 07:37

    Aiyo ape salli !

    Reply : 0       0

    Neutral thinker Saturday, 12 October 2013 10:10

    Modaya, don't wast my money. I am finding difficulties even to send my kids to school.

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    tony Saturday, 12 October 2013 11:14

    MR PRESIDENT, APPOINT ALL MPS EITHER AS MINISTERS OR DEPUTY MINISTERS, BUT GET THEIR INCOME TAXABLE. GOVT CANNOT GIVE SUBSIDY SO GOVT SERVANTS SHOULD BE TAXED

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