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I was thinking that the pair of shoes I was offered was too big for me when I was given the Finance Minister post, new Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said.

Making his maiden speech in the Parliament as the Finance Minister Mr. Samaraweera stated the Finance Minister post is a serious post which had been held in the past by political giants like J.R. Jayawardene and Dr. N.M. Perera. "That was why I felt this pair of shoes is too big for me" he said.

He promised that he would introduce economic reforms that would suit to the 21st century in order to uplift the country. He stated that his government took over a country similar to the Meethotamulla garbage dump. (Sujith Hewajulige and Ariyarathna Ranabahu)


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  • sathees Wednesday, 24 May 2017 08:28 AM

    You are a honest man. This portfolio should have been given to Dr. Harscha de Silva

    dham Wednesday, 24 May 2017 08:25 AM

    Mangala is the only Minister justify good work for the portfolio last two years. omg Ravi take that shoes via DM Android App

    Pathum Wednesday, 24 May 2017 08:34 AM

    At least,He knows how big this is. Quite confident that Mangala will do something than Ravi.

    Rabbit Wednesday, 24 May 2017 08:45 AM

    Should have refused the first time. Who said you could do anything right?

    RW Wednesday, 24 May 2017 09:30 AM

    he didnt mention Ravis name via DM iOS App

    Shelly. Wednesday, 24 May 2017 10:13 AM

    Dont worry Mangala. RANIL will never betray or abodon you. He proved this by rewarding Ravi beyond Foreign Ministry when others tried to throw him to the DUST BIN. via DM Android App

    ceylon Wednesday, 24 May 2017 10:22 AM

    lankan style not giving suitable podt for suitable persons.finance is best for eran or dr silva. via DM Android App

    Dalu Banda Wednesday, 24 May 2017 02:08 PM

    Please re-employ DBJ he will make you successful.

    Sharon Wednesday, 24 May 2017 04:41 PM

    Even so to our President

    Yehiya Wednesday, 24 May 2017 04:43 PM

    Rajitha, Mangala

    AUSLANKA Wednesday, 24 May 2017 06:03 PM

    All in all Ravi is promoted for his unpopularity in handling finance. So the other other ministers will try to follow suit for a promotion by making further havoc in their portfolios.


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