Minister WImal Weerawansa said Japanese children are known to be intelligent because they consume a large quantity of Tuna (Balaya) fish.
“How did the Japanese rise after being destroyed by the war? How did their brains develop to the extent of being able to produce technological marvels? They changed their style of consumption and education. They used to catch hordes of Tuna (Balaya) fish and consume it. There is no other fish that helps intelligence as much as the Tuna (Balaya) fish. Japanese children became intelligent because of the consumption of Tuna (Balaya) fish in large quantities” he said.
The outspoken Minister made these remarks at a ceremony held recently in Mulleriyawa.
The minister urged Sri Lankans also to eat ‘Tuna’ (Balaya) in large quantities and not discard them as being too “heaty”.
Very good modawansa. Get as much as possible and give it to all in the parliment. So they get some intealigence. You need to eat a lot !
karunaratne Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:19 AM
Menna balanna ugth kama. Paba, ANARKALIE, Maervin, jeewan, malini me aya thama ape nadu karayo. palakayo. ratata giya kalak
dharshini Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:21 AM
OK, then you & your fellow buddies eat first.
sobers Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:22 AM
He has brains of Bala Malu.
ranish Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:00 AM
now this is a real idiot via DM Android App
Publik Abilik Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:24 AM
So what your are saying Mr Minister, is that you have never eaten Tuna, as evidenced by your Intelligence?
NOBODY Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:27 AM
Real Peace Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:27 AM
WW is the one who needs to eat tons of balaya fish immediately before he starts the next hunger strike with lemon puff & coke...!!!
s.bulathsinhalage Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:27 AM
what hon; minister told was correct
truetobegood Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:00 AM
shuuuu!,!!!! hw intelligent srilankan. a great secret has been revealed which is hiding behind his intelligency ;.by his majesty minister wimal weerawansa. srilanka on its way to become next japan. moving forward. via DM Android App
jeremy Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:32 AM
why dont you eat and give your children first then you and your children will be intelligent ok
Ramzeel Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:33 AM
give balaya to your children .
RF Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:31 AM
Which part of mulleriyawa he delivered this speach???
Sareek Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:34 AM
Please send more tuna to parliment canteen.
Balaya Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:32 AM
Thank god he has not told the children to eat Lemon Puff ! Else they will be like him !!
007 Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:35 AM
The Japanese built Japan after the war with hard work and honesty. The United States too help a lot. Japan was not built by eating Tuna. What a dud and this is a minister in Sri Lanka. God (if there is one) save Sri Lanka.
psycho Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:00 AM
i dont think anyone will follow his words.
but who knows, dont know he is talking about omega 3 ? that will surely make u inteligant..... via DM Android App
MIG-FromDubai Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:36 AM
Mr. Minister, it will be BEST if you could start eating to show improvement in your output and advise so it could be added the parliament meal list. "Oya danna, Api Nodanna BALA malu".
Aney Machang Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:40 AM
Balaya kaala balen Rajayek!
lalitha Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:37 AM
all parliamentarians must be vegetarians
Rizvi Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:42 AM
You should eat first
sampath Silva Wednesday, 13 February 2013 03:19 AM
The please eat a cartload of it daily to obtain at least an iota of it yourself.
chintaka Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:40 AM
Tuna can be a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. It can contain 300 milligrams (0.011 oz) per serving. However, the level of omega-3 oils found in canned tuna is highly variable, since some common manufacturing methods destroy much of the omega-3 oils in the fish. Tuna is also a good source of protein.
Kodithuwakkuarachchi Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:43 AM
As I always mention, in Sri Lanka politicians decide what we eat, dress, see and breathe.
Moda Raja Wednesday, 13 February 2013 03:24 AM
THE JOKER OF THE MILANIEUM
Trevin Perera Wednesday, 13 February 2013 07:36 AM
I just Google this and found out "Tuna" fish is not that good to eat in large quantities as he says. "Eating tuna is hazardous to your health". Search Google.
Ajantha Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:41 AM
Mind you, This is a Buddhist country, So promoting to eat living creatures is a violation of Buddhist principle, no matter whether it promote or demote intelligent. My dear BBS!! Over to you
Fayad Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:42 AM
you can include to the parliament menu because most of them will benefit.
Lankan Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:42 AM
This guy is a real crowd puller. . the moment a news is published see the amount of comments.
see the level of matters that gets published in this country. only an ice age can save this country from guys like these.
Apsara Wednesday, 13 February 2013 07:35 AM
Good advise from a Snr.Minister. He should have spoken what is relevant to his portfolio. Always come up with issues irrelevant to him and unauthentic.
007 Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:47 AM
With apologies to Maliban, eating Lemon Puff retards once brains. Lemon Puff are not available in Japan.
idiot Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:47 AM
TUNA IS NOT BALAYA - BUT KELAWALLA --- SEE THE DIFFERENCE...
somapala Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:44 AM
I looks like Weerasangilii Panikkiyalage Wimalasena has mow also become a nutrition specialist.
muditha Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:48 AM
Maalu gini ganan.
Tuna Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:45 AM
Gentlemen, TUNA fish means KELAWALLA fish and NOT BALAYA. WW, you better be careful what you say.
RIF Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:50 AM
Japanese eat RAW fish let him start to eat raw fish
lankaman Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:47 AM
Pachayuda has grown his intelligence by eating grass
RAJO Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:47 AM
is it so?than maldivians must be the most intelligent human in earth.bcs they eat 3 times a day.. modakamata hire danne barida?
sizzler Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:51 AM
Please don't blame our WW. He has told this to a bunch of mentally retarted people and not for you people who always find fault
aja Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:51 AM
hahahahahaha best comedian :p
Mr.Anon Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:50 AM
Oh I'm sure if that's the case, there was a shortage of Balayas when he was young
Liyakath Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:58 AM
I know where he made this remarks in Mulleriyawa
සරත් Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:55 AM
What about Maalu Paan ??
Fayaz Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:00 AM
Hon Minister is absolutely correct!! We in the Maldives, do not have anything but tuna fish. But we are doing the best quality in Tourism because of our inteligency!!
aja Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:01 AM
Now I understand why minister more intelligent than others:P
janaka Tuesday, 12 February 2013 02:19 PM
My Dear Wimal Weerawansa why don't you suggest your Hon President to serve Balaya Fish in Parliment canteen for all the ministers o that they all can use there brain to rob the poor left and right.
mudiyansemama Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:04 AM
The Venue, Topic and Speaker sync perfectly :)
Canadian Tuesday, 12 February 2013 02:27 PM
But sitting here in a foreign country I wonder! If you guys dislike these goons so much why do you keep re-electing them over and over again.?
solico Wednesday, 13 February 2013 01:19 PM
why didn't you eat?
Sandya Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:01 AM
These are the leaders of SL. God help us!!!
Lankawoman Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:02 AM
Can he get his good friend Rajitha to reduce the price of Kellawalla or Balaya or even Salaya so that the poor can afford to buy them or does he want the people to go out and catch the fish for their consumption..........??
Observer Observer Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:06 AM
A person like you with nothing in your brains, should eat Tuna First.
janaka Tuesday, 12 February 2013 02:34 PM
Wimal Weerawansa Please keep up your hard work by eating Balaya malu.
Burul Wednesday, 13 February 2013 01:26 PM
Reported out of context. good for you silly guys - or balayas -to comment on ...
Nodrog Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:03 AM
idiotic actions seems he should have heeded his own advise.
Sandya Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:04 AM
... and he was giving this speech at Mulleriyawa! Say no more...
Seriously Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:05 AM
Indeed he should start eating more fish, then he will also get to know that the Japanese are such humble and honest people which was all the blessings they needed to be great .
nimal Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:06 AM
Do you still eat tuna because you think it's good for you? In fact, the latest scientific research shows that eating tuna is hazardous to your health. Here are the top 10 reasons to let tuna off the hook.
1. Brain Rot! Tuna fish accumulate toxic mercury in their flesh as a result of industrial pollution, and the side effects of mercury poisoning include finger curling, cognitive impairment, and coordination problems. A California boy, who was the subject of a front-page Wall Street Journal article, went from being a star athlete and honor student to being unable to concentrate or catch a football because he ate canned tuna. Even if he had eaten only half a can of albacore tuna a week, he still would have consumed 60 percent more mercury than is considered "safe" by the U.S. government.
janaka Tuesday, 12 February 2013 02:41 PM
Canadian we don't elect them They come to power by using there power or by rigging the vote. All concern dept and the election commission in there pocket.
wimal_modawansa Tuesday, 12 February 2013 02:46 PM
This is what will happen if you sit on your brain.
Andy Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:07 AM
maaalu nethuwa wena monaava hari kanna bari d? maalu wala katu thiyanawa nowe. as well as ekata panath thiyanawa ne.
anura gunawardane Tuesday, 12 February 2013 02:48 PM
Balaya nemei Hamuduruwane eka Kelawalla
ChickenParippu Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:11 AM
another brainy quote from local Eisenstein. This boy's running for the Nobel awards for his intellect.
hisham Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:12 AM
If Balaya is for intelligense,i would like to know what is for rampant corruption?
ChickenParippu Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:14 AM
To clear up the confusion Yellowfin Tuna[Thunnus albacares] is called Kelawalla Skipjack Tuna [Katsuwonus pelamis] is Balaya.
RamUK Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:15 AM
what do you expect from a man eating Lemon Puff...
Mimi Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:14 AM
Looks like his mother did not give him enough of balaya.
Colombian Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:14 AM
Kohomeda Tikiri Mule?
Citizen Perera Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:14 AM
It seems this minister never had any Tuna(balaya) fish at all.
Political circus Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:21 AM
It is obvious that professor of nutrition Weerawansa has only being eating Haal Messas, that is why he has such a small brain, He bettter take his own Balaya medicine to improve his intelligence.
EnEff Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:21 AM
Don't panic - check where it was said - Mulleriyawa
ranjit chandrasekera Thursday, 14 February 2013 02:14 AM
Minister Weerawansa, I recommend you to have all three main meals, nothing but Balaya fish
ilyasfazly Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:19 AM
after ww the japs worked hard, were truthful to every yen earned and sacrificed a lot. they were the first to honour their souls and families, remember, when caught " harakiri " was their answer for dishonest. they have a honest workforce,a good governance policy , their prime ministers and parliamentarians even resign when theirs sub ordinates fail or cheat etc etc, eating balaya! OR kelawall( widely know as tuna in the tinned fish variety) could have contributed a mere 1% to their growth. maybe we can try with our political wanns's,silvas' pakshas' singhes' on a daily dose of balaya course three time a day 365 days from today.!
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Sudarshana Wednesday, 13 February 2013 04:32 AM
I hope they can explain how to manage with Rs2500 per month as another minister Mr Bandula Gunawrddana said and eat loads of “Balaya”
Brian de Silva Wednesday, 13 February 2013 04:38 AM
Vimal what you should have said was that the Japs lost the war in the first place only because they had a "Tuna for American Flour Exchange Pact" with America !
Yuri Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:20 AM
I dont think this guy will read any of these comment. Sri Lankan are intelligent, but the country run by bunch of donkeys
Thomas RangerThomas Wednesday, 13 February 2013 04:39 AM
This man is an outright simpleton. He has made this comment at Mullariyawa. That's where he should rightly be.
Dee Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:21 AM
Oh yeah! eat bala malu, turn on the heat! and run behind the anti vice squad when they carry out raids.
Sareek Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:22 AM
This is the reason down south people are more intelligent than others.
Punny Pellow Wednesday, 13 February 2013 04:46 AM
We now know what he eats!!.
Raja Raju Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:28 AM
Salaya Ganda salli na, Balaya kiyala kolavalin liyala thamai gandaone.
ait Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:29 AM
So, fixing education systems, improving standards of living, appointing smart, educated and forward thinking policymakers had nothing to do with Japan's development? Just eating sushi and sashimi will make Sri Lanka the next Japan? I wonder whether Singaporeans, Koreans, etc also eat only balaya then.
onlooker Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:27 AM
Cardboard Sandow rides again, his staple diet must be Balaya.
pena Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:29 AM
eat dog meat to have mouth like him ....
Bandu Wednesday, 13 February 2013 04:49 AM
Thanks for your advice.
Sareek Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:34 AM
We in srilanka eat more grass and punnak. We are sooooo intelligent than others.
RamUK Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:34 AM
Cheers wimal you do get best out of DM readers ...need to print this and read while go back home...
wild Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:34 AM
Wimal eats Punnaku !!
frank hilary Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:39 AM
If you eat balaya you can get good legal knowledge and become an MP very easily and also serve in the PSC of Parliament especially to impeach judges of SC.
Sam Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:35 AM
Did you ever eat TUNA? Try to eat everyday, it may help you Mr. Minister. Don't forget to offer your colleagues Merwin & others..
Anne de Zilva Wednesday, 13 February 2013 04:59 AM
So i guess the "Hon" Minister Weerawansa should have an IV line of 'Balaya' attached to himself then to help improve HIS intelligence??? Maybe it will help him being such a 'Booruwa'
jihad deen Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:40 AM
Meka Halal de?
Chandna Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:38 AM
This is what exactly Sri Lankan politician's thinking, Mr. Minister, don't follow others do something intelligently, all Sri Lankan we know what to eat for that matter, but we would suggest all of you politician to eat 'balaya'.
Sammy Wednesday, 13 February 2013 05:00 AM
No wonder he "got" the highest number of votes in the Colombo district.
Ray Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:42 AM
You are correct. Actually, kelawalla is supposed to be a stupid kind of fish.
mohamed asfar Wednesday, 13 February 2013 05:06 AM
why are you opening your mouth ? oh my god..........
banana republic Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:45 AM
This guy does not even have a brain of anchovy... he is really scumbag...
edward Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:45 AM
This minister is wrong Japanese only want Yellow fin Tuna they only take the fin and make soup they don’t eat tuna fish , they mix this soup with rice and eat . Remember Japanese got there intelligent by working together not like this ministers jumping from one end to other
Rambo Tuesday, 12 February 2013 03:30 PM
Eat Balaya and become a buruwa like Wimal?
az Tuesday, 12 February 2013 03:27 PM
wijendra Tuesday, 12 February 2013 03:29 PM
Tuna fish also contain high level of mercury.
raviraj Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:45 AM
that is why you don't find people like WW in Japanese parliament
MagodisThuma Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:50 AM
Minister made these remarks at a ceremony held recently in MULLERIYAWA !
chintake Wednesday, 13 February 2013 05:19 AM
Hey guys what he told is correct. If you eat all other meat you eat lot of hormones. Eat fish as much as possible
citizen silva Wednesday, 13 February 2013 05:22 AM
appo mattanam bey modavansa wenda
Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:56 AM
It is high time the government appoints him as Minister of Health since he seems to be an expert in giving advice on nutrition. Now that he has got "balaya" (power), there is no need to eat Balaya fish because being a minister in this government has nothing to do with intelligence.
Lucky Weeramantry Wednesday, 13 February 2013 05:23 AM
Why Not Make Balaya Fish Eating Compulsory In All Schools So That We Have Intelligent People To Rule Our Country.
Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:57 AM
Can the Minister also tell us the current price of Balaya fish in the market in terms of the number of Bulath Vitas.
Smart Wednesday, 13 February 2013 01:09 AM
Most Sri Lankans eat Kumbala fish............ tasty when eating but later on .............
Ray Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:54 AM
Thanks to expats working there
Sushi_train Tuesday, 12 February 2013 03:46 PM
Wimal's going eat sushi in Japan soon..
Smart Wednesday, 13 February 2013 01:10 AM
All in powerful positions eat Kumbala fish........ including ousted CJ.
Raja Raju Tuesday, 12 February 2013 03:46 PM
Sri Lankans will not like to loose their length like Japanese by eating that fish alone. There now searching for what Africans are eating to get that length.
sahdi Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:58 AM
DO NOT SCOLD TO MR.WIMAL......! HE IS INDIRECTLY SAYING BEFORE THE ELECTION EAT TUNA.. THEN ONLY THE VOTERS CAN CHASE THIS CORRUPT GOVERNMENT....!
Pasel Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:01 PM
I can tell you never eat fish in your life
Coconut Donkey Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:05 PM
Well the Maldivians eat more tuna than Japzz...they eat there whole three meals which is tuna... and they have lot of typical snacks made out of Tuna...!!! so this is a stupid statement...!!!!
VEDDAH Tuesday, 26 February 2013 04:33 AM
HE WAS FED ON POONAC AS A KID!!!
Sareek Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:04 PM
kohomada kama. Bohoma hodai sir.
rohitha Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:06 PM
Do you know about it!!!!!
Another great food for the brain is fish. You can eat tuna or wild salmon for increased memory, but also for reduced stress and anxiety. Both tuna and fish contain high amounts of Omega-3 which are highly beneficial for the brain. In addition to that, B6 vitamin and other beneficial nutrients are contained by fish, so eat as much fish as you can in order to boost you intelligence.
HeshK Wednesday, 13 February 2013 05:41 AM
Actually, there are 2 types of Tuna found in SL: 1. Yellowfin Tuna which is known as Kelewella 2. Skipjack Tuna (or Oceanic/ Artic Bonito) which is known as Balaya
Although Skipjack Tuna is an acceptable name for Balaya, a lot of people (especially the older generations) call it Bonito
Parakrama Wednesday, 13 February 2013 05:47 AM
Boy! Wimal will need all the Balaya in the ocean
pramiya Wednesday, 13 February 2013 12:00 AM
I feel pity for those commenting via dm app as this particular minister does not understand English. via DM Android App
Mahela Wednesday, 13 February 2013 06:00 AM
May be eying for three things in future.
1) To become next fisheries Minister 2) To own few boats to catch Balaya. 3) get 20% commission plus from fish Mudalali selling Balaya.
Richardson Wednesday, 13 February 2013 10:25 AM
A good enema (vasthi) will help.
good boy Wednesday, 13 February 2013 06:04 AM
wimal, you do your job properley first. leave the balaya story to the health minister
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