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Audio: Ministers are like prisoners: Hemakumara

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Former Presidential Advisor Hemakumara Nanayakkara alleged that Ministers of the government are like prisoners.

“The senior Ministers are like prisoners unable to do what they want to do - even the rest of the cabinet ministers are treated like prisoners. All the funds are concentrated among a few people and many of these Ministers are angry about it. The ministers don’t have any funds to work with,” he said.

Nanayakkara said the state machinery was completely ridden with corruption. “Corruption exists at all levels; previously it was only the politicos who were involved but now it has moved down to the officials and bureaucrats and many Ministers have spoken to us about this,” he said.

When questioned by the Daily Mirror as to whom, the former Galle District heavyweight blamed for the current predicament, Nanayakkara said he did not wish to directly point fingers.

“It is the government that is responsible. I don’t wish to point fingers directly at anybody. The Ministers are also responsible and should be blamed for failing to put their foot down against this” he said.

Nanayakkara said the country would ‘come to a grinding halt’ if action wasn’t taken against this. (Hafeel Farisz)

 
 

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-12+277 # Godagampala Rohana 2012-07-05 18:29
Exactly correct Mr. Hemakumara, now only you have realized.
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-2+122 # Rajapakshe 2012-07-06 07:55
This means no enough money for all ministers to rob as their wish.
Other wise what is the purpose of apointing 140 Ministers for such a tiny country like SL.
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-51+20 # Nodrog 2012-07-06 08:26
Sour grapes!
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-4+22 # Fayad 2012-07-06 15:01
You came out of the prison ??? Lucky Guy
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-13+200 # Kiris Baba Amaray 2012-07-05 18:38
You should have thought about this long ago. You came out on the right time, you are lucky.
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-9+157 # Dadoriya 2012-07-05 18:44
There is nothing new in that statement.
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-10+156 # Maggie Akka 2012-07-05 18:58
Public Secret !!
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-16+125 # Theepan 2012-07-05 18:59
Thats what i said in 2009.
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-15+185 # Rajash 2012-07-05 19:15
not just Ministers
the entire country is an open prison.
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-8+111 # pee da mossa 2012-07-05 19:27
Whoa ! You learn fast, sir !
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-8+75 # Rajaratne 2012-07-05 21:22
This is the Asia's Aschcharya (wonder) . Now want to suppress free media. Time to jump off the boat before it sink.
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-7+83 # Matalan 2012-07-05 21:23
We've known this for years. Tell us something we don't know.
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-4+16 # Cynthia Chalker 2012-07-06 13:54
Only if he has access to top secret Swiss bank accounts...
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-6+59 # ibnuaboo 2012-07-05 21:34
not like prisoners. according to their political and social context they desrve real prisoners
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-4+27 # Silva 2012-07-06 07:36
What are you going to do about it ? Talk, talk, talk , and give very convincing speeches ???
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-3+47 # rohani 2012-07-06 07:54
One person is not enough, all should get together
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-3+30 # Dee 2012-07-06 08:25
looks like we may see a big bus in a ministerial position soon.
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-3+33 # shantha madawela 2012-07-06 09:00
not too late to understand the truth.....
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-6+26 # Abey 2012-07-06 09:01
Contest sabaragamuwa and show us your power.
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-3+30 # andrewpitugala 2012-07-06 09:02
Well, it is too late. People crossed over for the perks and strengthened the Government with the 18th amendment also added to it.
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-10+25 # ajith fernando 2012-07-06 09:06
Why not join with JVP if you really want to fight against corruption.
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-4+27 # Ronnie 2012-07-06 09:16
Better late than never.
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-6+26 # Guru 2012-07-06 09:29
well said, yoiu have the guts.
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-3+21 # Cobra 2012-07-06 10:23
At the end of the day they all say the same thing when they do not get what they were after when they crossed over.
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-3+7 # Chandfler 2012-07-06 10:51
Hang on! Has anyone learnt anything new please!
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-3+17 # Chandfler 2012-07-06 10:54
Similar things happened during Mao Zedong's so called Great Leap Forward in China. Millions died of starvation. Looks like the wave is catching Sri Lanka now.
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-3+13 # misunderstood 2012-07-06 10:59
since one time you had the hand in glove, you must rectify!! cut the hand or destroy the glove!!!!
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-2+15 # Machang 2012-07-06 11:02
Hello Hema,Since I knew you from school days thats 33 years you have been changing political parties? Why?
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-3+17 # Sapumal Bandara 2012-07-06 12:11
Machang, I am a POLITICIAN - simple.
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-6+10 # dev 2012-07-06 12:44
super answer to it!!, well said
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-5+22 # sue 2012-07-06 11:14
All those cowards in the Govt. need a proper leader to bring them out. Now that you have started the ball rolling, do something by getting together with all those who have realized that Sri Lanka is becoming one of the worst countries in the world. But do it without making a big splash; and keep in mind what happened to Sarath Fonseka.
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-5+20 # CarBoy 2012-07-06 11:40
beware of white van following you!
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-6+13 # KINGASANGA 2012-07-06 11:40
sound like he follows Mr.SF. same comment SF made just after his release.
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-4+11 # Sammy 2012-07-06 12:23
Naturally, you could not have come out with this statement when you were the Advisor but its better late than never. Even now you are in a very vulnerable position after this.
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-3+15 # janak 2012-07-06 12:37
you too joind with mr to strenth the hands. now what happend ?
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-2+15 # Dheen 2012-07-06 13:44
The Arab spring is drifting towards Sri Lanka. Let us hope for a better future.
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-4+15 # Dheen 2012-07-06 14:07
Everyone knows, including those who voted the government to power about the situation of the country. There is no economic progress and funds are blindly spent on unwanted projects and the country is definitely going to crash soon. Before it is too late the opposition should collectively take some action. Unfortunately they don't seem to do anything constructive.
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-6+18 # Minister 2012-07-06 14:08
Yoosuf, You have forgotten to include in your list the airports coming up like mushrooms in Sri Lanka!
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-7+22 # SF 2012-07-06 14:23
Only Hope is S F
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-4+11 # Rohit 2012-07-06 16:42
What about the Nuwara Eliya airport?
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-3+8 # J. C. de Silva 2012-07-06 16:45
Tip of the iceberg!!!
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-0+1 # Senna 2012-07-06 18:14
That is what is needed to get the work done by ministers.
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-0+4 # Faris 2012-07-06 18:28
No comment but be aware of jumpers. we should have send him to Olympic to break the record in high jump.
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-2+0 # S.Sriranjan 2012-07-06 18:47
Atlast It's one sort of Control of Public Funds???
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-2+1 # nira 2012-07-06 22:54
Bad news!
I always thought the Public (voter's) were the prisoner’s
If the MP's are prisoner’s-We must be Beggar’s or Slaves.
Are we compeating with Zimbabway or Greece
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-2+0 # nira 2012-07-06 23:00
really bad news!
I always thought the Public (voter's) were the prisoner’s
If the MP's are prisoner’s-We must be Beggar’s or Slaves
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-1+2 # piyal samarakone 2012-07-06 23:26
The question is how to convince color blinded southerners
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