Deputy Minister Palitha Threwarappperuma is reported to have attempted to hang himself from the ceiling fan in a classroom at the Meegahathenna Primary school in protest against the non-admission of 10 students.
His attempted suicide today came after he staged a hunger-strike outside the school from Monday. He was admitted to the Nagoda Hospital.
The deputy minister yesterday threatened to quit the Yahapalanaya Government if the demands made by the parents of the Meegahathenna Primary School students were not met.(Bandu Thambawita)
Even if he had died it would not open the eyes of the authorities. Good that his suicide attempt failed.
Hiran Thursday, 30 June 2016 06:32 PM
He'll be charged as any other citizen who attempted to suicide, I guess! Else, law is only for the common man and this would taken as a political drama where you amuse yourself and forget.
Shafil Thursday, 30 June 2016 06:47 PM
Attempting to suicide is illegal.Put this man in jail without a fan!
Jonny Friday, 01 July 2016 09:58 AM
Absolute disgrace and shameful behavior... what an example to set for the children. This lunatic should be thrown in jail but this will never happen because the is one set of rules for politicians and another set for the rest.
Mason Thursday, 30 June 2016 07:26 PM
These MPs would do well to be Tele drama actors, than to take up politics and making a joke of it, at the expense of public money.
Terminator> Friday, 01 July 2016 10:13 AM
He is not mentally ill. He is showing a bogus drama. As a MP his approach is shabby. But in a way he is trying to help his people.
Dinesh Friday, 01 July 2016 10:20 AM
Ranil doesn't have the backbone to take action against this dy minister for that matter the president........simple fact
The God Father Friday, 01 July 2016 10:22 AM
Nominees are WW, Gamanpila, Mervyn and therverapperuma and thewinner is Therverapperuma. Hoory Sri Lanka.........
kk Thursday, 30 June 2016 07:30 PM
Real good governance comedy show! via DM Android App
moodayoo Thursday, 30 June 2016 08:27 PM
weerawansa show part 2.---lol
Manuel Benjamin Friday, 01 July 2016 11:17 AM
Bad reputation for UNP and its leader for having such nasty goons.
Abiling Friday, 01 July 2016 11:18 AM
After the next election all the UNPers will have to do this!
Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 01 July 2016 11:19 AM
No one stopped, he himself let loose the cloth and got down.
Desmond Jeromme Friday, 01 July 2016 11:29 AM
He should be arrested for this nasty act. IGP over to you.
kenneth jayakody Friday, 01 July 2016 11:28 AM
we have to hung our selves because if sending these kind of people to parliment. via DM Android App
WTF Friday, 01 July 2016 11:39 AM
An adult man with a mental age of a 5 year old IS mentally ill!
kaloo Friday, 01 July 2016 11:40 AM
Have to give them proper instructions to do it successfully!!!!
BV Friday, 01 July 2016 12:14 PM
I NEED HIM FOR MY NEXT FLIM. NUTANA DUTUGAYMUNU. 2 via DM Android App
joe Friday, 01 July 2016 12:37 PM
OVER TO YOU PRIME MINISTER FOR ACTION
Talagala Friday, 01 July 2016 01:09 PM
Adults should not set such examples in front of kids for any reasons.should be punished.
Pradeep Friday, 01 July 2016 01:19 PM
This incident indicates parliamentarians should be learned dhamma.
Sithum Sunday, 03 July 2016 03:03 PM
Well that escalated quickly.
Mc Friday, 01 July 2016 02:45 AM
What is happening to this country? I left SL in 2015 with the intention of returning in a few years. But looking at these lunacies I don't think I want my kids to drown up in a country like that. Losers!
wrongHospital Friday, 01 July 2016 02:47 AM
He should have been admitted to a METAL Hospital.
Daya Friday, 01 July 2016 03:01 AM
Isn't attempted suicide or abet to commits suicide still a punishable offence? Why inaction from police?
Sri Lankans Friday, 01 July 2016 07:29 AM
At least Mervin did not attempt suicide !!!
ari Friday, 01 July 2016 07:32 AM
Only if all the other politicians followed suit we could save millions from paliamentary sittings especially food and beverage costs.
Mohomed Friday, 01 July 2016 05:36 PM
This guy is a good man he is an example to all the ministers but this act is going to tarnish all the good things he have done. If you know this guy personally he is a Gem Of Person..
Missaka Friday, 01 July 2016 07:58 AM
Mervin Silva part 2?. Where is his doctorate?. Wander why still not got the Dr status?
Sutharman Friday, 01 July 2016 05:51 PM
Maithiri should feel ashamed of this....Like these guys only engineers of Yahapalanaya...Kudos to Maithiri
Shan Friday, 01 July 2016 08:19 AM
Without any cloth around would be better
Ruwan Thursday, 30 June 2016 05:02 PM
How embarrassing for the Govt. A mentally unstable Minister?
Ajja Thursday, 30 June 2016 05:05 PM
Looks like he is better than Dr.Mervin Silva and some how he has attempted the school principal to admit those 10 students.
Prasa Friday, 01 July 2016 05:57 PM
Mervyn Silva is also affiliated with THIS government..
Stefan Thursday, 30 June 2016 05:16 PM
How are such people fit to be parliament and make decisions regarding the future of the country? And what sort of message is he sending the children? Commit suicide when you don't get what you want? Ridiculous! High time they make a psych evaluation compulsory for politicians!
sobers Thursday, 30 June 2016 05:18 PM
Rohan Thursday, 30 June 2016 05:21 PM
I think he is a (card board) Joker!
Citizen Thursday, 30 June 2016 05:21 PM
We teach our kids not to quit life at any circumstance as it is a precious gift which if lost cannot be re-gained. Sri Lanka is below the top 5 countries that commit suicide in the whole world that we should be a shamed of. Look at this joker that is using a school to do a public stunt and show innocent people/kids that you should quit life. We should put this guy in jail for this irresponsible behavior. Hope our president/PM will do something about it.
Ranjit Thursday, 30 June 2016 05:31 PM
He's here in place of Mervyn Silva!
Unchikun Thursday, 30 June 2016 05:32 PM
Turn the fan switch "ON"!
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