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Parliamentarians on both sides of the House were amused today when it was revealed that a Palmyra seedling had sprouted up in the middle of the newly carpeted road between Palakuda Junction of Puttalam and St. Annes Church at Talavila.

Local Government and Provincial Council Deputy Minister Indika Bandaranayake who responded to a question by United National Party (UNP) MP Dayasiri Jayasekara, admitted that a Palmyra seed which might have been mixed up with raw material used in road construction, had germinated on the road.

The members were seen laughing heartily after this remark by the deputy minister. Mr. Jayasekara, asked how this could have happened after the road was carpeted with a thick layer of tar.

“Had road constructors maintained the required standards, this would not have happened. It was not a seedling but a grown up plant,” Mr. Jayasekera said.
 “This can happen. In other countries, there are instances where grass has grown on highways,” the deputy minister said. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Fair N Square Friday, 06 July 2012 06:56 PM

    warning of worse things to come? Foreign hands planting seeds of other nature? umm better be on check....

    niyaz Saturday, 07 July 2012 02:56 AM

    This is the work of grass eating politicians. They should be served grass in the parliament canteen.

    Andrew Pitugala Saturday, 07 July 2012 02:55 AM

    Work of the diaspora to discredit Silanka.

    Nodrog Saturday, 07 July 2012 03:16 AM

    Basil R just said every village must have a green forest....but this is ridiculous!

    maju Saturday, 07 July 2012 03:26 AM

    grass on highways??? interesting to know which country it is

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 07 July 2012 03:40 AM

    Let it grow, then all those who use the road can have a sip of Palmyrah toddy on their way.

    Ruwan Saturday, 07 July 2012 03:39 AM

    Asiyawe Ascarya...He..He..

    Ronnie Saturday, 07 July 2012 04:40 AM

    The seed came from the North. It is a super seed that can germinate even on rock.

    Godagampala Rohana Saturday, 07 July 2012 04:54 AM

    Nothing new. Even in the heart of the Nawalapitiya Town, a Date tree is there. Correct Sports Minister.

    Amarathunga Chandika Saturday, 07 July 2012 04:59 AM

    It seems bad sign for our nation. MR be alert again.

    Horticultura Saturday, 07 July 2012 10:33 AM

    wow its good solution for Horticultural professional those palms production

    Supun Perera Saturday, 07 July 2012 11:38 AM

    No one should be surprised, in the corrupt, lawless Banana Republic this is normal business.

    Noor Sunday, 08 July 2012 05:21 AM

    its normal paractice / method of building roads in SL, we have such a good road contractors in SL. God bless my country.

    S.Sriranjan Sunday, 08 July 2012 01:12 PM

    This Deputy Minister couldn't realize that fingers were pointing out him while pointing out other countries errors???


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