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UPFA Kurunegala district candidate and Deputy Health Minister Jayaratna Herath carried out election campaigning today by air using an air force Bell 212 helicopter to distribute leaflets, his office told Daily Mirror online.

The candidate had hired the helicopter for just over two hours and released propaganda leaflets from the air over his electorate. It costs US Dollars 2150 per hour to hire the Bell 212 helicopter. (ISA)

  Comments - 40

  • Saturday, 03 April 2010 05:25 PM

    Did the leaflet say why people should vote for him rather than the other candidates?

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 02:57 PM

    From where did he get the money to pay for the helicopter? How come the Air Force helicopter was used? Mr Election Commissioner - what have you to say.

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 03:07 PM


    Saturday, 03 April 2010 03:11 PM

    Must be dreaming of having a helicopter of his own to come to the parliament from Kurunegala. These people will have to buy rockets to escape the wrath of the mass one day. Can someone please check how much he had paid to SLAF for this trip?

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 03:35 PM


    Saturday, 03 April 2010 03:57 PM

    Don't worry there is plenty in his private kitty,which he found under his chair and the gifts. He will make this in a day or two,We poor people have to pay for this, Idot can't he see them in his home town.

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 04:26 PM

    No wonder when he said in the yesterdays satana programme when a media person question why uofa wants a 2/3rd majority his reply was main thing is candidates are finding difficult travel for the entire district and for hin in kururnegala district itself 90km so we can image before the election the way this so call minister's thinking just imagine after the election if upfa wins again?????

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 04:37 PM

    now i know where our taxes go...

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 04:41 PM

    He is carrying out M.Chnintanava 100%. Keep up you good work Mr. Minister. Good return on investment.

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 05:13 PM

    Will the CID or whoever is responsible from where is our Hon Minister getting his money to use Chopper for that matter an Air Force Bell 212 Chopper?

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 02:46 PM

    different candy date do campaign in different way, wealthy man use areal route distribute leaflet poor man use his feet to distribute his leaflet that is different between rich and poor

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 05:36 PM

    This unheard of candidate has clearly struck a fortune during is time as deputy health minister

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 06:02 PM

    it is too low cost for him to carry out this kind of stupid propaganda since these money is smothly flowing from GOV .

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 06:42 PM

    US $ 2150 X 2 = 4300 x 115 = Rs.494500 !! no wonder you are a MR supporter.

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 07:30 PM

    haa haa how come all the politicos earn so much, people of kurunagala do u want to vote for a person who pollutes the environment with his leaflets where as he could have easily distributed by hand!!! are these the signs of power hunger????

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 08:19 PM

    He was ordinary man before 12 years see how much rich after coming to poloitics. May be drawing very high salary or else ???

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 11:40 PM

    he knows that the return is going to be much more than
    US $ 2150 per hour

    Sunday, 04 April 2010 04:10 AM

    it's the very small amount of money they gained being a ruling party member and a deputy minister of heath.

    Sunday, 04 April 2010 04:16 AM

    Definition of best way of utilizing public funds?????

    Monday, 05 April 2010 07:23 AM


    Saturday, 03 April 2010 12:27 PM

    Next they will use Rockets !.

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 11:44 AM

    Check his accounts where did he get money for all of these activity.

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 11:46 AM

    Before searching how Danuna has got money its beeter to find how these people acquire so much of money to spend in the election.

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 11:49 AM

    where are all this money comes from mr herath..? from your liquor bars..?

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 11:51 AM

    This too should go on the Guiness Book of World Record. This it the first time we are hearing such things. No where in the world a fool would spend so much money for election propaganda. CID should investigate him to find out how he earned all this money.

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 11:56 AM

    Opposition need not be jealous. It's only survival of the fittest afterall that's what they too are dreaming forming govt at any cost toenjoy the fruits of their labour or to recover their election campain investers monies

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 12:15 PM

    and who going to do the clean up ? where we going ?

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 12:21 PM


    Saturday, 03 April 2010 12:22 PM


    Saturday, 03 April 2010 12:24 PM

    Next Learjets !.

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 11:41 AM

    Ill-gotten riches have to be used somehow. this is one of the reason, why our nation needs to erase "Manape" voting criteria and go back to old parliamentary system.

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 12:30 PM

    Drop some Money...Sure we'll Vote for you !

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 12:33 PM

    Herath is Innovative. Good helicopter campainge while half of the population is strugglng to meet thier day to day affairs.

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 12:35 PM

    This is a Multi Million Dollar game...Who cares about the expenditures !

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 12:39 PM

    after all this is all tax payers money.

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 12:43 PM

    Whose money are they spending?

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 12:43 PM

    He might have to hire another helicopter to get to the ICU on 9th.April2010!

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 12:51 PM

    Sri Lanka is the most fortunate country in the whole world. Just look at the hundreds and hundreds of people who are fighting to come to serve the country? This Jayaratna Herath even takes his campaign to the heavens. With somany dedicated men & women to the country soon there will be milk and honey flowing in whole Sri Lanka if not ............ at least in the homes of the kiths and kins of those elected candidates thats for sure!

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 01:05 PM

    public money going by air....

    Saturday, 03 April 2010 01:27 PM

    What a rich candidate. Must have come from the US. But has he declared his assets?

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