National Policies and Economic Affairs Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva yesterday (30) extended his gratitude to former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa for his efforts in beautifying the City of Colombo.
Making a statement in Parliament during the Budget’s Committee Stage, the deputy minister said that the effort put in should be praised without prejudice. (Sujith Hewajulige)
nick Friday, 01 December 2017 10:36 AM
anyone can agree on this but that beauty is far gone no in fact looks & smell like Chennai anyway we need someone like him to again bring back the lost Colombo back to international arena at the moment we have some jokers who boast big but deliver very little or nothing via DM Android App
Arnold Friday, 01 December 2017 11:01 AM
It was just an eyewash which resulted in a massive garbage mountain that killed many innocent lives. Safety of people is more than anything else.
dave Friday, 01 December 2017 06:10 PM
the garbage mountain collapsed two years after megapolis took over. dumping without control and killing innocent humans
citizen Friday, 01 December 2017 11:05 AM
Looking to be PM when Gota becomes prez. He will carry the beauty of destroying 1000 youth of SAITM all his life
daham Friday, 01 December 2017 11:58 AM
That means you all firmly believe Gotas will come into power in the very near future.
B S Perera Friday, 01 December 2017 11:09 AM
GR used his thug power while building up a "Kunu Kanda". That way any one can do that job. And seeing this some people think he can rule the country. Deyiyangema pihitayi!
Dasun Friday, 01 December 2017 11:20 AM
An exemplary move by the Dep Minister. Good is always good irrespective of politics caste creed and religion
fareed Friday, 01 December 2017 09:30 PM
Dictators and Despots can always get what they want. Nothing beautiful about it.
Lord Wolfstein Friday, 01 December 2017 11:47 AM
An undiplomatic statement about a felon. A member of the government or a Member of Parliament in Germany would never praise Adolf Hitler for having built highways and abolished unemployment.
karthik Friday, 01 December 2017 11:50 AM
Well said - He did a good job and Colombo city was well kept. but now its like a hell- Minister you just go around the city once in a way and see the present condition of the roads in the city -Modera, Mattakuliya Kotahena areas are very badly neglected and the people are suffering a lot due to poor road condition for more than six months and the CMC should not levy any taxes from people living in these areas. It is high time you all to wake up and find ways and means to improve the roads and ease the travelling time enabling school children to reach the schools in time and others to attend to their working places.
Dee Friday, 01 December 2017 12:00 PM
But he couldn't get rid of three wheelers!
Mason Friday, 01 December 2017 01:59 PM
What good is beauty when you cannot walk on the streets when it rains, as it get water logged.
Romaine de Mel Friday, 01 December 2017 04:51 PM
That's not the fault of Gota. The current govt is responsible for not carrying out the regular maintenance required
sena Friday, 01 December 2017 03:34 PM
So what is the big deal?
Sincere Friday, 01 December 2017 03:55 PM
There is a story about a teacher who is doing something standing and his golayas are doing the same thing running!
ceylon Friday, 01 December 2017 05:53 PM
cleaning is the easiest thing to do.this government cant do even this easy thing.gota did good job.punish the present government for not doing it. via DM Android App
Kadiya Friday, 01 December 2017 06:28 PM
You gotta give the devil his due.True, the City is pleasing to the eye now but remember beauty is only skin deep and ugliness runs deep down into the bone-I mean the underworld. Too bad he couldn't finish that!
ceylon Friday, 01 December 2017 07:05 PM
gota did some bad things.he allready got blames for that.sirisena not able to do even 10% of the good things gota did.not wrong to praise gota. via DM Android App
ceylon Friday, 01 December 2017 07:08 PM
brake up slfp to ten peicess.this party destroyed economyenglish education and peace of the country.destroyed the poor peoples chancess to be success. via DM Android App
Nilmini Friday, 01 December 2017 08:41 PM
He did not extend the duplication road (R. A. De Mel Mawatha) which we were eagerly waiting.
fareed Friday, 01 December 2017 09:27 PM
Well, Gota's good works are more like devil reading the scripture.
Fernando Sunday, 03 December 2017 12:07 PM
Harsha praises Gota for beautifying Colombo
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