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Embarrassed by relentless publicity given to my family: Namal

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Government MP Namal Rajapaksa said in Parliament today that he is thoroughly embarrassed by the ‘relentless publicity’ given by the state run TV channels to the events attended by his family members and relatives.

\Making his remarks during the committee stage debate of the Media Ministry, MP Rajapaksa said that he, along with his mother and two younger brothers, watched one such news bulletin which overly highlighted the events related to his family members in a consequential order.

“In the bulletin, they telecasted news about President Mahinda Rajapaksa, me, Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa and Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa in order. There are matters to be covered regarding other MPs in the government, provincial councilors and local government members and the opposition. There should be a chance for all shades of opinion. Then, the credibility of these media institutions will be high,” he said. (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)



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  • Akash Wijethilaka Tuesday, 13 December 2011 10:34 PM

    WELL SAID !!!!

    Naufer Tuesday, 13 December 2011 01:29 PM

    Good that, we do not watch those TVs.

    ampare son Tuesday, 13 December 2011 01:39 PM

    Thats true. they did samething late president premadasa family.

    nihal soori Tuesday, 13 December 2011 01:34 PM

    Mr. Namal
    We respect your family. Please listen to the morning broadcast handled by the chairman of SLBC. The way he is insulting all kind of people in this country is painful.
    God Bless you!

    B.R.Fernando Tuesday, 13 December 2011 02:03 PM

    Well good sign of becoming political maturity. Keep up the good work reject the anacceptable without being politically partial. In that way we can change prevailing political culture and you will be a leading future politico. Keep it up..

    GSK Tuesday, 13 December 2011 05:40 PM

    superb!!! well said !!

    mano Tuesday, 13 December 2011 05:40 PM

    now only wake up

    MJSA Tuesday, 13 December 2011 05:47 PM

    some courage

    Minnal Sri Tuesday, 13 December 2011 07:05 PM

    Namal, at least you are very honest about it.

    steve Tuesday, 13 December 2011 07:25 PM

    We too are so embarrassed to watch the same faces every day on the state media!
    Take action against those who embarrasses you!

    midda Tuesday, 13 December 2011 01:06 PM

    Dont worry we dont watching any state channel so no embarrassed .....do it same Mr.Hon.Namal R

    kushan Rajapakse Wednesday, 14 December 2011 02:47 AM

    your vision is right . keep it up

    prem Wednesday, 14 December 2011 02:54 AM

    can you stop it??

    junior citizen Wednesday, 14 December 2011 03:26 AM

    signs of a good leader in the making

    rifaq Wednesday, 14 December 2011 05:38 AM

    it is a good move and try to stop this

    sadurdeen Wednesday, 14 December 2011 06:35 AM

    Well said.Future leader's understand Balanced news and good criticism good for a democratic country like our's.Well done

    Regi Wednesday, 14 December 2011 09:12 AM

    Only now you are showing the true colour of being a Thomian

    sandman Wednesday, 14 December 2011 09:23 AM

    Are people watching State TV still ???????????????????

    Saumi Wednesday, 14 December 2011 10:53 AM

    You are a great gentlemen, good vision. I have a doubt who are watching the state media? Try to correct them.
    God Bless You!

    fazli Tuesday, 13 December 2011 10:08 AM

    wel its true, you are righe, give fair chance

    kan Tuesday, 13 December 2011 09:20 AM

    You are our future president, so what is wrong in popularizing you.

    Geriatrix Tuesday, 13 December 2011 09:25 AM

    Hehe.. somebody has been watching the news on state television

    Abdul Tuesday, 13 December 2011 09:36 AM

    Comments appreciated, Actions must follow

    Haasya Tuesday, 13 December 2011 09:37 AM

    Namal that is how it is when you become the Royal family. Talk to prince Charles or prince William of UK regards how to handle the siiuation. Nother thing Polo is the game you want to play with your friends,

    Citizen Tuesday, 13 December 2011 09:55 AM

    MY MY How Very Modest

    Sammy Tuesday, 13 December 2011 09:52 AM

    Well spoken but hope these words are sincere. It is well known that the state media have been sycophants of the ruling elite, for the past many years.

    YP Tuesday, 13 December 2011 09:57 AM

    Joke of the day ... ha ha ha

    Kenny_G Tuesday, 13 December 2011 10:02 AM

    Ha Ha so why don't you ask them not to do so? What a joke

    Aristotle Tuesday, 13 December 2011 10:05 AM

    Ah!

    willows Tuesday, 13 December 2011 09:22 AM

    well said, ask them not to take your family on a ride??

    Anil Tuesday, 13 December 2011 10:08 AM

    The TV station may be trying to curry favour. To avoid too much exposure the family should keep a low profile

    RW Tuesday, 13 December 2011 10:14 AM

    We did not ask the state media to do it.

    steve Tuesday, 13 December 2011 10:18 AM

    I know it is so hard to be a Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka!

    Game kolla Tuesday, 13 December 2011 10:22 AM

    a...ha..ha...ha

    Thusith Tuesday, 13 December 2011 10:41 AM

    Yes u are correct gentlemen

    sujeewa Tuesday, 13 December 2011 11:50 AM

    Namal be a NAMALAK. you can change this tradition brother. u have the power and political brave. make the history. nor be a political drain. i think u can.

    Wara Tuesday, 13 December 2011 11:49 AM

    Take action. It will save you and your government as well.

    Ranjith Tuesday, 13 December 2011 12:32 PM

    When we sit for the News we embarrassed too


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