Minister Wimal Weerawansa said though bread prices would go up by 5 or 6 rupees after the imposition of a Rs. 15 tax on a kilogramme of wheat flour, the most unfortunate family that eats bread for all three meals would have to additionally spend only a sum equivalent to the price of two quids of betel (bulath vitas).
The Minister in a statement said “as a nation we should encourage local food production, while facing challenges posed by the price hike.” He also said that it was time to change eating habits, as anyone could find enough rice and rice flour in the market at lower prices.
The minister also said the government had decided to impose a tax on wheat flour during the last budget in order to encourage local food production. “But we are unable to implement it yet and as a result farmers are unable to sell their harvest,” the minister said.
if bread is expensive people can eat pizza like the minister why worry?
Black Mamba Friday, 27 April 2012 01:45 PM
Someone had broken that glass box and he's come out with a gem!
ampare son Friday, 27 April 2012 01:51 PM
Eat corn Bread and rice cake. as north american.
Black Mamba Friday, 27 April 2012 01:51 PM
It's also a matter of going marketing for survival-hang the voter!!!
Wara Friday, 27 April 2012 01:52 PM
I wonder from which side the sound is coming from..
Sue Friday, 27 April 2012 03:50 PM
It's best that you keep your mouth shut WW, because it gives us indigestion.
Imran Hussein Friday, 27 April 2012 04:00 PM
Wara he has only one access.
sahdi Friday, 27 April 2012 03:53 PM
Another Bull story like 7500/- ( Moda Haraka)
DS Friday, 27 April 2012 03:58 PM
Brother of 2500 Minister.
Game Kolla Friday, 27 April 2012 03:43 PM
In cricket there is a night watchman... In Politics WW is the night watchman.
naraka kolla Friday, 27 April 2012 03:58 PM
Now, how will Bandula's 7500/= equation will get changed? Will he give us a revised formula?
Dinesh silva Friday, 27 April 2012 03:48 PM
Next they will increase the gas prices and will say it is only the price of 100 bulath vitas. Some are wise some are otherwise
Ran Banda Friday, 27 April 2012 04:00 PM
Do we have thinking leaders who could lead the people and the country? God bless Sri Lanka
SureshP Friday, 27 April 2012 04:15 PM
I wonder what he would have said if the UNP was in power
RajasH Friday, 27 April 2012 04:16 PM
bulath is also so expensive?
mohideen Friday, 27 April 2012 04:56 PM
Ara bandula wage edagena nanna wage yanne
shantha madawela Friday, 27 April 2012 04:39 PM
Not he money talking.....
Glenal Diaz Friday, 27 April 2012 04:46 PM
Two Bulath vitas or Two Lemon Puffs ? How many court jesters do we have in this cabinet ?
Dammika Friday, 27 April 2012 04:36 PM
Great he is better than Bandula .... people please follow him. What a theory. Hhmmmmm
Psoma Friday, 27 April 2012 05:14 PM
Not only price of bread, but everything else too should be increased so the voters can starve to death or eat grass which is freely available in almost all the drains.
Priyantha Friday, 27 April 2012 04:52 PM
Mu wage harakek
MS Friday, 27 April 2012 05:11 PM
Have no doubt; it is from the THAT side you!
Lucky Friday, 27 April 2012 05:28 PM
ane ban wimaloo, athi ban athi!! dan wath kata piyagena hitapankooo......
Siripala Friday, 27 April 2012 05:24 PM
Nice one Wimal 1. Take gun 2. aim at own foot. 3. Shoot
sara Friday, 27 April 2012 05:26 PM
who let the ................... out ?!
Bulath Happaya Friday, 27 April 2012 05:26 PM
Here Comes Now the Bulath Mamma.......for His Breakfast he has his bultath, ( Sri Lankan ) For Lunch Bulath ( Sri Lankan) Dinner Bulath ( Real Sri Lankan).......So his total food cost for a day about 25 Ruppes per day.
What a joker he is ..........................Shame on him.
Refused to bribe Friday, 27 April 2012 05:28 PM
i am so comforted by the ministers words. Even though I have no idea what 2 quids are & why betel has anything to do with bread. So how many quids = the rise in fuel ? the rise in milk ? etc etc Seems like if you ever use betel you probably wont be able to afford it if you want to eat anything but rice !
Mervyhn Szilvah Friday, 27 April 2012 05:34 PM
Sri Lanka is a very lucky country to be blessed with such intelligent and selfless politicians.
And by the way did you here the latest challenge Bandu has thrown about making 350 sting hoppers with one kg of flour?
R.Dias.dias Friday, 27 April 2012 05:52 PM
Yes...yes....the vegetables in Dambulla are fed to Elephants..
inna Friday, 27 April 2012 05:39 PM
Best clowns around.....
gamaeti Friday, 27 April 2012 05:56 PM
He is trying to beat his counterpart bandula gunawardhana.
sam Friday, 27 April 2012 06:20 PM
rangith Friday, 27 April 2012 06:05 PM
usually when a country faces a crisis its leader (president ) makes a public appeal... MR only seems to be going only on trips, being chief guest n the only talking about foreign conspiracies!!!!!
Hassenn Friday, 27 April 2012 06:07 PM
All Sri Lankans are not eating bulath vita,you are the ANDARE (joker)
Anon69 Friday, 27 April 2012 06:37 PM
Happy New Year for all the Sinhalese. Miracle of Asia.
george Friday, 27 April 2012 06:55 PM
all what we need is a bunch of politicians to tell us what to eat and what not to eat! When the minister gets to that extremely hot place (hell) he can bake some bread for us for free!
Gamini Udagepola Friday, 27 April 2012 06:47 PM
Anyway, people must find a way to earn that extra money. It’s a BIG Worry for poor people. Ww’s comparison is ok only for RICH AND ABLE people.
Mamai raja Friday, 27 April 2012 07:15 PM
Okay this time he is asking people to eat bulath vita instead of food. Soon he vil ask people to use puwak (areca nuts) instead of coconuts. I wonder what this coward eat. May be goma.
anil Friday, 27 April 2012 07:14 PM
when yoou look at this joker his photos looks like there is a bulath vita inside his mouth all the time !
Amal Saturday, 28 April 2012 01:26 AM
joker Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:16 AM
he is a bottomless pit for stupid quotes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LABBA Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:19 AM
now quid of beetle is 15 rupees the cheapest in the market may be 20 rupees. He should check this prices in the market first. I wonder how a man can change for his personal gains. because we remember what he used to talk when he was being in JVP. If he only gets the salary of a minister he also can not manage to survive in this conditions raising two children, house hold expense, fuel for personal transport and food and entertainment but for sure he is getting more than that, simply that means he is misappropriating public funds ,
adzx Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:28 AM
Parliment canteen bread is cheaper
AAMS.Hameed Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:31 AM
Mr. Betel has joined Mr.2500/=,yet one more man has to come from Kelaniya.
In other words......." if you cannot eat bread eat cake".
Ratan Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:10 AM
Bribery money is helping him to buy cake instead of bread.
Sherlock Holmes Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:32 AM
With brilliant economists and financial managers like Wimal and Bandula in the Cabinet we dont have to skip some meals to balance the Budget. We can live on Bulath and shorten our lives by getting oral cancer. That will balance the budget.
wasantha Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:16 AM
Cancel the rupee and bring the bulath vita as currency. This is the last time you are in parliament.
shihan Saturday, 28 April 2012 04:09 AM
dear vimal now homany time u all has increase the bread ptice. from Rs.3.5
DJ Saturday, 28 April 2012 04:00 AM
Last time some one said "pan ganan nang cake kapang" and now some one is saying "pan ganan nang Bulath kapang" ha ha very nice
Tonto Saturday, 28 April 2012 04:15 AM
That's a good one, Mamba.
fassey Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:56 AM
Can only laugh at this joker's statement. What a pity! Woner of Asia!!!!!!!!
Noon Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:43 AM
Now The Rupee is out as a currency measure a it went down to the hell. The now one would be " Bulath Vita"
grand chancellor Saturday, 28 April 2012 04:07 AM
Wonder if he knows the price of a VITA?. He only knows to chew American Gum!!
saliya udugama Saturday, 28 April 2012 04:03 AM
People in SL do not have the freedom to eat anything they like,They have to eat what these idiotic ministers want while they have their luxuries.These statements are good for voter base who are gullible. Tut Tut minister
korale Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:51 AM
Ignore these people as much as you can !
achtung Saturday, 28 April 2012 04:04 AM
rely on this clown to put up periodic displays of stupidity. that is the only reliable thing in this country...
Nodrog Saturday, 28 April 2012 04:15 AM
Or lets all eat bulath vitas.
Machan Saturday, 28 April 2012 04:16 AM
The voters who voted in the last election for WW ,reconsider your vote by next eparlimentry elections.
Citizen Saturday, 28 April 2012 04:30 AM
Mr. Minister, it is indeed UNFORTUNATE, majority of the masses are NOT AS FORTUNATE AS YOU ARE! It is not the price of quid of betel, Mr. Miinister, we are paying through our life, limb and soul, for the Great Mistake we made!!!
sara Saturday, 28 April 2012 04:37 AM
bus fare - 1 bulath vita fuel - 5-10 bulath vita flour - 2 bulath vita current, water- 10-20 bulath vita.. totally around 35 bulath vitas... and counting...! anyone having 35 vitas per day??
ok, minister, what do you advice us ??? we eat bulath instade of bread ??? asian miracal of cancer.
Nodrog Saturday, 28 April 2012 05:10 AM
Yes. This fool has forgotten the days when he (maybe) had to live on a fixed income which made increases like this play havoc with the monthly budget. For him it may be just a joke but to many it could be the difference between eating and not eating.
Christopher Saturday, 28 April 2012 05:27 AM
These guys talk through their rear ends. The solution is not to be changing this and that when convenient, but to manufacture what we need or increase production if we are already manufacturing. Do you know that the desert country Saudi Arabia is one of the largest wheat flour exporters in the world including to SL? They do it by making their lands fertile and able to retain water by using KOHUBATH imported from SL and using deep wells for drip irrigation. We need to think out of the box and not think with our mouths like WW.
Malith Saturday, 28 April 2012 05:29 AM
What a foolish statement. If this guy was in JVP today, he will be the first to create havoc in Colombo by organizing rallies and protest asking the Government to put the Bread price down. Just imagine these guys holding high posts in the Government. Holly crap. What a state of affairs. Without saying sorry for putting the price up, this foolish short man is telling the people its only a bulath viata price. Having guys like this fool, Mervin, Bandula, is the biggest problem today for the Government and not the bread price hike...
rana Saturday, 28 April 2012 05:31 AM
Don't you and your family eat cakes,buns, pastries made out of wheat flour? Saw you eating cake in Parliment canteen when Raja visited. Even you are still using Gmail. What a liar?
Malith Saturday, 28 April 2012 05:32 AM
Mu wage Gonek.! Thawa innawada?
Anurasir Saturday, 28 April 2012 05:13 AM
He is right. If the JVP say that. It's okay, Now it's the SLG say that. it's not okay. We have to encourage local growers. Keep it up Wimal.
Rana Saturday, 28 April 2012 05:42 AM
Wheat Flour is from America Should not consume Bread hence increasing is OK
Mo Saturday, 28 April 2012 05:33 AM
This man did not take A/L. I am dought he did pass O/L. People vate this kind of bulls. How these bulls can developed country? I am sure 75% of MPs did not pass A/L. MR too.
sane Saturday, 28 April 2012 06:01 AM
Is bulath that expensive under this government? FAIL.
MR Saturday, 28 April 2012 06:23 AM
Me wage unta Ape game kiyanne "Pakis Buruwa" kiyala.
Leon Jayatunge Saturday, 28 April 2012 06:03 AM
vaidy Saturday, 28 April 2012 06:31 AM
Perhaps it is assumed Bulath eaters do not eat bread.they perhaps consume buthgottas
migara Saturday, 28 April 2012 06:25 AM
Ane Bola Gon Vimalo..Kata wahagene hitapiya ...
Manu Saturday, 28 April 2012 06:42 AM
Local or not pepole has to have abilty to choose what ever he like\want to eat.. freedom of eating..
Rajan Saturday, 28 April 2012 06:09 AM
Don't blame WW for what he said, he probably knows only that. But rather blame those who brought him to power. Rajan
Vik Saturday, 28 April 2012 06:30 AM
Gas price is increased to promote 'Deshiya dara karmanthaya' Fuel price increased to promote 'Deshiya bull cart' Electricity rate increased to reduce carbon emission Milk price increased to encourage people to drink more water what els is there....?
Zarudeen Saturday, 28 April 2012 06:25 AM
Now how many Bulath vita is equal to $ 1 in Sri Lanka?
siva Saturday, 28 April 2012 06:30 AM
Some want to make want to make statment on a subject to make popluariaty.However they becoming subject later.
Zarudeen Saturday, 28 April 2012 07:03 AM
Cant we pay government servant Bulath vita as salary - A Wimalative idea
Batangala Saturday, 28 April 2012 06:34 AM
American piti walata nam support wage neda . Google nam arahan........
athula Saturday, 28 April 2012 07:08 AM
Why all these people cannot think about the benifit to the local farmers. Please try to use local product and promote them. Otherwise there is no development.
citizen1 Saturday, 28 April 2012 07:15 AM
He has got the foor in mouth disease.
gayan Saturday, 28 April 2012 08:13 AM
This senseless Minister opens his mouth only to get popular. journalists and media institutions have a moral responsibility not to publish such nonsense.
Shehan Jayawardene Saturday, 28 April 2012 08:37 AM
I'm wondering how many people who have commented here, also voted for the President and the UPFA?
Rohan Saturday, 28 April 2012 08:20 AM
HUH - someone gives a thumbs down to this???
Citizen Saturday, 28 April 2012 08:56 AM
Mr. Hussain, unfortunately he has PLUGGED it with the Plug he removed from the World Bank! That was the first thing he did as soon as he joined the Govt. and how forceful the push is that the plug is still intact!!!!!
Adam & Eve Saturday, 28 April 2012 08:49 AM
I didn't see a single blog in favour of this man.
It is very clear that we need a 'REGIME CHANGE'.
Lets hope and pray for it.
Gorakaya Saturday, 28 April 2012 09:07 AM
Ha ha ha, look who is talking. Next time he will tell us to eat cake if we haven't got bread.
lk Saturday, 28 April 2012 04:43 PM
I think you should contact doc
tIBET lAMA Saturday, 28 April 2012 04:57 PM
Very soon we will be having bulath for breakfast
rajajaja Saturday, 28 April 2012 05:24 PM
Breaking new - Rs2.00 price increase from 12.00 tonight " Bulath Vita"
saha Saturday, 28 April 2012 05:25 PM
"Cake for Bread"..... Do you Remember English Kings' story...????
C.K. Lankaputhra Sunday, 29 April 2012 01:28 AM
Just an O level calculation.
Murshid Sunday, 29 April 2012 02:01 AM
He uses gmail,he uses an Ipad wears expensive shirts and now he wants the people to be like beggars...pissek..
goviya Sunday, 29 April 2012 04:26 AM
But in Sri Lanaka bulath vita is now 5 rupees each.
dpl Sunday, 29 April 2012 04:43 AM
you can have egg hoppers in morning.night fried rice. with wiskey'
rana Sunday, 29 April 2012 04:58 AM
This man has more experience on Thambily water than on Bulath Vita.
DN Sunday, 29 April 2012 05:41 AM
But two bulath votes from one house will cost you millions votes..
Godaya Sunday, 29 April 2012 08:04 AM
Mee haraka - kaapang lemon puff!
Captain Haddock ! Monday, 30 April 2012 03:12 AM
first find out what percentage of bread consumers eat bulath (but please dont ask bandula ).
Rohan G Monday, 30 April 2012 07:38 AM
Yes Rohan - there are a few Bath kana Karak in our country !
sunanda Monday, 30 April 2012 08:01 AM
Someone has broken the glass box they were in and put this CLOWN out for this time.
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