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Agriculture Minister P.Harrison asked women to consume more and more pumpkin as a means of getting their beauty increased.

The Minister made such remarks in the wake of farmers lamenting that their pumpkin harvests do not fetch a good price.

He said pumpkin was a nutritious vegetable used for making sweetmeats, curry and soup.

"These are high delicacies. It is better for women to consume it more and more. Then, they become more beautiful," he said. (Kelum Bandara)

 

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  • What a akka Wednesday, 30 January 2019 02:04 AM

    Seems like he has eaten a lot of Wattakka.

    Palli Kanda Wednesday, 30 January 2019 03:20 AM

    Level of intelligence by Grade 8 qualified Minister. You should have googled ( likely he is unable to do) and educated our poor farmers in more detail and convincingly. Pathetic Sri Lanka.

    nsathees Wednesday, 30 January 2019 03:29 AM

    Minister, you have any scientific proof to back your claim?

    Mev Wednesday, 30 January 2019 04:42 AM

    Great idea Mr. Minister.

    Pumpkin Wednesday, 30 January 2019 05:52 AM

    To start with, make all kinds of food served in parliament canteen be of pumpkin and see whether all these guys will change for the better.

    ANTON Wednesday, 30 January 2019 06:09 AM

    YES....... SHAPE OF THE PUMPKIN SAYS ALL.

    ANTON Wednesday, 30 January 2019 06:10 AM

    NOW THERE WILL BE VERY LONG QUES OF OLD WOMEN AT SUNDAY POLA TO BUY PUMPKINS.

    Arnold Wednesday, 30 January 2019 06:11 AM

    Make him cabinet minister for Women's beauty.

    ANTON Wednesday, 30 January 2019 06:12 AM

    NOW WE MEN MUST BE PREPARED TO HAVE ALL THE THREE MEALS WITH WATTAKKA AT HOME.

    ANTON Wednesday, 30 January 2019 06:14 AM

    NOW BOYS CAN GIVE PUMPKIN AS PRESENTS TO THEIR GIRL FRIENDS

    Mm Wednesday, 30 January 2019 06:38 AM

    And over consumption can make one look like a pumpkin too.

    Raven Wednesday, 30 January 2019 06:40 AM

    At least pumpkin is cheap these days!

    Go Wednesday, 30 January 2019 08:37 AM

    The direct result of being grass-fed during Mrs. Harrison's pregnancy.

    Tharaka. Wednesday, 30 January 2019 08:48 AM

    Yes you are correct, store the rest for future use in Mattala airport.

    Tharaka Wednesday, 30 January 2019 08:54 AM

    Yes you are correct, store the rest for future use in Mattala airport.

    Harini Wednesday, 30 January 2019 09:12 AM

    What a sexist and stupid remark. This is the collective intelligence of the men in SL. The percentage represented in parliament says it all.

    SAM Wednesday, 30 January 2019 09:36 AM

    People are not creative or making use as a by product in making use of the x supply. Even Pumpkin has now been used as a political and news item.

    Budu amme Wednesday, 30 January 2019 09:59 AM

    What about that dried pumpkin in the opposition

    renu Wednesday, 30 January 2019 10:15 AM

    There is medical evidence regarding Pumpkin seeds could prevent cancer causing cells

    Rhonda Taylor Wednesday, 30 January 2019 11:35 AM

    Now that's the end of eating pumpkin.The rate will sky rocket in a couple of days. Just watch the price increase

    Bon Bon Wednesday, 30 January 2019 12:01 PM

    Maybe he has a Pumpkin business which needs a boost in revenue...

    Ruwan Wednesday, 30 January 2019 04:23 PM

    Everytime our politicians open their mouths, Sri Lanka becomes the laughing stock of the world...

    Ravi Friday, 01 February 2019 08:21 AM

    Already majority of Sri Lankan ladies are looking like pumpkins. .. what else is this minister aiming at?

    Ravi Friday, 01 February 2019 08:25 AM

    Already majority of Sri Lankan ladies are looking like pumpkins. .. what else is this minister aiming at?

    Gamini Friday, 01 February 2019 01:54 PM

    Mr. Minister, there a a very serious issue regarding the ‘Sena’ worm that is affecting us all and here you are talking some rubbish about pumpkin seeds being good for women. What standards are you setting . Is this your IQ level? This is pathetic.

    Lawry Friday, 01 February 2019 07:46 PM

    Check it out!!!! Pumpkin is very good for increasing the platelet count in the blood. A portion of raw pumpkin juice daily reduces cholesterol. You Google it yourselves to make sure.


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