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I know my Maths: Laksman Yapa

17 August 2017 08:04 pm - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Public Enterprise Development State Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana said today he knows his mathematics and he has served as a bank employee for 7 years before coming to politics and therefore, no one must try to teach him maths or figures of trillions or millions.

Minister Abeywardana said he still maintains that the Central Bank bond scam has caused a revenue loss of rupees one trillion to Sri Lanka in the next 30 years if remedial measures were not taken.

"I don't want to get advise from babes in politics," he stressed.

Responding to Daily Mirror at the SLFP weekly news conference yesterday at the party office on comments made by UNP District Parliamentarian Nalin Bandara that the figure quoted by Minister Abeywardana was incorrect and he must correct it. Minister Abeywardana said if no action was taken to mitigate the losses from the illegal bond deal, it may rise to Rs. one trillion in 30 years.

“I know what I say. I have been a minister for more than 20 years and have worked as a bank employee before entering politics. Therefore, no one must attempt to teach maths to me. I still say that it would be a colossal loss of revenue to the Treasury running to one trillion rupees in 30 years,” Minister Abeywardana said.

He commended President Maithripala Sirisena for appointing a Presidential Commission of Inquiry to probe the Central Bank bond scam and added if it was not done the fraud would have been swept under the carpet. (Sandun A Jayasekera)

  Comments - 11

  • ceylon Thursday, 17 August 2017 08:25 PM

    why this maths expert dont calculate how many trillions lost to the country for the stolen money by mahindabasilgotanamalyoshithashiranthi and other traitors . via DM Android App

    ceylon Thursday, 17 August 2017 08:27 PM

    20 years in politics .how much loss to the state for this 20 years to pay you by the state .no one knows how much worth work you done.cant see any work. via DM Android App

    SerioSena Thursday, 17 August 2017 08:31 PM

    Then why could you not calculate the Z score for your buddy next to you?

    brainmaster Thursday, 17 August 2017 09:07 PM

    Unfortunatly 20 years in SL politics is not a qualification.... via DM Android App

    BANK EMPLOYEE ! ! Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:17 PM

    Neither being a bank employee either ! - what matters is your grade in the SSC/GCE for maths , applied maths and whether you had any higher education qualification in maths allied fields or even a plain and simple arts graduate.qualification. - I repeat - being a bank employee - front office or otherwise - is nothing to crow about.

    Be Fair Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:21 PM

    You guys know it better, hence the reason you rake the countries resources like crazy

    Ghaffa Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:28 PM

    yes correct, there are some minister who with nothing only had a telecom became a milliner, with more than one passports and talking like Suddayo, I believe he do not know 1 1 = 2. when you ask him he will say 1 1 = 11

    DJ Thursday, 17 August 2017 11:56 PM

    Seriously, we are goners if jokers like this continue to do politics.

    Damitha Friday, 18 August 2017 05:49 AM

    In your maths how much the loss occurred dring the previous regime ?? Zillion or ZZZillion or ZZZZZZillion ?

    Raj Friday, 18 August 2017 11:51 AM

    During last general election, how much money did you spend and where did you get it from?

    TONY Friday, 18 August 2017 09:54 PM


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