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Commenting on his choice of attire during the Switzerland visit, MP Udaya Gammanpila today said he was not foolish enough to wear cotton cloths in a country like Switzerland, which had a colder weather.

He was responding to various charges that he attended the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) meeting in Geneva recently, dressed in smart casuals and not in the National Dress.

“I will wear the National Dress at international events if I’m representing the country. Otherwise, I won’t wear it as it may not be the best choice of clothes, due to different climates. Just as it is not wise to wear a full suit with a tie in a tropical country like ours, it’s not wise to wear the cotton made National Dress in countries with colder weather. I won’t make such unwise move,” he told a news conference.  

Mr. Gammanpila said his luggage with clothes was not put into the flight, which flew from Doha, Qatar to Switzerland on time during his transit.

“These kinds of things happen. There was not ample time for the air service to transfer the luggage. They have sent it to Geneva with the next flight on April 1,” he said.      

He said he had to buy new cloths in Geneva to take part in the meeting with the IPU General Secretary on March 31.  

“Those who criticise my choice of attire in Geneva and claim that I have deliberately misplaced the luggage, so I can wear trousers haven’t clearly travelled abroad,” he said adding he didn’t wear the National Dress everywhere.  (Lahiru Pothmulla)

 

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  • J Palitha Monday, 04 April 2016 08:10 PM

    Even Gamampilla was seen like a Scare crow with the full suit. Ha..Ha..Ha..

    Dhane Tuesday, 05 April 2016 11:54 AM

    National dress need not be cotton-made it can be of material suitable for cold weather. Only giving excuses.

    Wesko Tuesday, 05 April 2016 12:16 PM

    You can wear any thing , no one respect you ..

    AR Tuesday, 05 April 2016 02:01 PM

    So your problem was cold climate or missed luggage? Not clear. Lol.

    Bala Tuesday, 05 April 2016 03:28 AM

    Something cannot understand is why papers give him publicity - it should be in the Comedy page only.

    upi Tuesday, 05 April 2016 05:51 PM

    The most suitable dress for you is the Amude

    Indo-Sri Tuesday, 05 April 2016 05:29 AM

    in Sri Lanka almost everything is indian origin

    Prazi Tuesday, 05 April 2016 05:44 AM

    I don't know why I lose my appetite every time I see you.

    Arnold Monday, 04 April 2016 03:54 PM

    This guy is a liar! Give back my 100 rupees!!

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 04 April 2016 04:01 PM

    Please remember, the "National Dress" that you proudly state has its origins from India.

    ANTON Monday, 04 April 2016 04:04 PM

    SORRY, THESE DAYS HE IS SELECTING SUITS TO SUIT DIFFERENT CLIMATES.

    Ganabala Monday, 04 April 2016 04:32 PM

    Gembanpila must be our president or something, for the amount of publicity he gets.

    Veda-mama Monday, 04 April 2016 04:42 PM

    So..so..He will wear the national dress if he is representing the country...What National Dress is he talking about?

    anja Monday, 04 April 2016 04:42 PM

    You couldve fallen in front of Geneva authority in order to get there concern via DM Android App

    Sri prakash Monday, 04 April 2016 05:11 PM

    Shameless fellow wearing a Indian dress saying Apey Jathika Endhum "

    Andrew Pitugala Tuesday, 05 April 2016 08:56 AM

    The previous court Jester Mervyn of Kelaniya, retired some time ago.

    TipTop Monday, 04 April 2016 05:33 PM

    What suits this guy best is the loincloth!

    kaboos Tuesday, 05 April 2016 10:28 AM

    what you will wear when you have to go to Swaziland

    Ronnie Monday, 04 April 2016 07:06 PM

    He was wearing over sized clothes

    C silva Monday, 04 April 2016 07:19 PM

    I dont care what u wear,As long as that u dont rob my money


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