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A female politicians who had gone into retirement and now dreams of entering politics again did not have the backbone to go ahead with the Norochcholai power plant in 1999, said Power and Energy Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi yesterday.  

Ms. Wanniarachchi speaking during an adjournment motion in Parliament yesterday said the construction of the Norochcholai power plant did not begin because of this politician who led the country at the time.

She said the coal power plant which was planned in 1982 had to be stopped because several environmentalists opposed it.

The minister said it had been possible to add 300MW of electricity to the national grid in 2006 through the first phase of the power project and to add a further 600MW in the second phase in 2010. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Grace Friday, 10 May 2013 07:54 AM

    Biting the hand that once fed.

    UNP Friday, 10 May 2013 11:40 AM

    She had good character in & out. Always respect the people voice. What the efficiency norachcholi today. Her start is still.

    Rohan Friday, 10 May 2013 10:45 AM

    Why Sri lankans vote for these cowards to the parliament? None of these politicians have guts to admit mistakes and fix the problems without blaming others.

    Asarana Simion Friday, 10 May 2013 09:43 AM

    You have to attend the Montissory Class of the speaker to learn. You cut one person throat to get to this position.

    Sagara Friday, 10 May 2013 09:43 AM

    I don't know she is talking which mouth. Definetly we can see your back borne in future. That day she must talking MR's back borne
    ane mongal devi

    Prof Hemantha Wickra Friday, 10 May 2013 09:38 AM

    This woman is sue to do that

    saraprobe Friday, 10 May 2013 09:23 AM

    She is saying the truth, if UNP who was in power opposed Coal power when all other countries went ahead!

    Kit udugamakit Friday, 10 May 2013 08:51 AM

    What a dumb comment . No more dummies in the House please.

    Gallian Friday, 10 May 2013 08:43 AM

    Minister show your backbone on cancelling the electricity tariff hike..

    Kit udugamakit Friday, 10 May 2013 08:41 AM

    What a dumb idea ..Why don't you also quit

    Please go home lady !!!

    Clifford David Friday, 10 May 2013 07:56 AM

    We will wait and see what you are going to do? already you had been crown Miss Pavaithra devi and very soon you will be crowned mongal devi

    GC Friday, 10 May 2013 12:13 PM

    She does not seem to have the backbone to name the person, even from within the parliament!

    ANTON Friday, 10 May 2013 07:37 AM


    Saliya Friday, 10 May 2013 07:25 AM

    The minister should know no retirement in politics like any other vocation that is her boss passed 18th amendment.

    George Friday, 10 May 2013 07:18 AM

    They didn't go ahead with Norochcholai since they knew it will be a failure.
    This minister wants to score marks from the present leader by critisizing former leader.

    Vaz Friday, 10 May 2013 07:15 AM

    Great say, because she had the back born to go against the electricity price hike. You better go to Nawaloka hospital to check your back born befor commenting on retired lady

    Pxx Friday, 10 May 2013 07:02 AM

    Kelhi guna nodath eki ..............

    R.Dias Friday, 10 May 2013 06:58 AM were also part of the Bone Collectors gang... that is how you are able to talk today...?

    Foxen Friday, 10 May 2013 06:32 AM

    dreaming to fill her money bags

    . Amila.G Friday, 10 May 2013 06:31 AM

    How unfaithful , Nothing new, In future you will say retired Male Politician as well .

    ASHRAFF NAZIM Friday, 10 May 2013 06:32 AM

    You were worshipping that female politician during mid 90s and now blaming her. Waasi pethaha Hoyya

    Mason Friday, 10 May 2013 06:32 AM

    A cheap politician feathering her nest. She'll worship any devil if it's to her advantage. The ruling party is chuck-a-block with these types.

    Kith udugama Saturday, 11 May 2013 02:17 AM

    We can easily get a few more actresses and some foreign ladies from Bangkok China And Russia.

    Villager Sunday, 12 May 2013 09:20 AM

    Three groups of people: Chandrika a decent person who was not able to win the War despite valiant honest efforts; Environmentalist who may have made valid points but now have to be over-ruled because WE, members of the public, can't control our selfish craving for electricity-driven gadgets; and finally, we present aPavithra, the treacherous, who covers up for sub-standard Chinese equipment!

    An aliean Saturday, 11 May 2013 03:34 PM

    Blaming others and commenting of what others do are the essential duties of" present day politicians",who are far away from gentlemanly type.You do not know that you are also not young. Self irony??? Do not know whether you will understand this.

    jj ponnambalam Saturday, 11 May 2013 05:33 AM

    when all the brothels are being seized, this harlot has no other place but politics to resort to.

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 11 May 2013 04:44 AM

    This What Happens When Women Are Given Power. Womans Job Is To Produce

    PARAMANATHAN.K Saturday, 11 May 2013 04:19 AM

    What a cover up story to hide the reality. Yes Sir! Yes Sir Three Bags Full! ........... .

    Yes Maam the Master will be pleased with your statement and forgive you for your blunders. Keep it up.

    Andrew Pitugala Saturday, 11 May 2013 03:50 AM

    HMV - Her Master's Voice.

    Nims Saturday, 11 May 2013 02:56 AM

    Typical Thirdworld politician

    Nims Saturday, 11 May 2013 02:54 AM

    disgraceful woman. God bless the hubby if she is married

    Nims Saturday, 11 May 2013 02:52 AM

    Dr Mervin Saliva gave it ti her

    Cobra Saturday, 11 May 2013 02:50 AM

    Getting jittery, isn't she????

    . Amila.G Friday, 10 May 2013 06:31 AM

    Your comments don t mean a thing . Every where is misappropriation of funds is the story. People are paying for it.

    Kith udugama Saturday, 11 May 2013 02:15 AM

    Some people can become politicians by looking at the ceiling.

    ha ha ha !!!

    Road Runner Saturday, 11 May 2013 02:13 AM

    She is not technically qualified to understand what is electricity.

    Road Runner Saturday, 11 May 2013 02:07 AM

    She is famous about diging past. remember Suriyakanda pavithra.

    john 1 Saturday, 11 May 2013 02:04 AM

    reagarding the power tarif

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 11 May 2013 02:01 AM

    Better if she can keep her mouth shut. If she open her mouth what will happen is similar to "a cat which purge on a rock".

    MR Saturday, 11 May 2013 01:29 AM

    u fix electricity prices

    john 1 Saturday, 11 May 2013 01:31 AM

    to handle a responsible minestry like power, what is educational qualification you have got sundara devi?

    Ranjitdea Saturday, 11 May 2013 12:26 AM

    You did not have the backbone to leave that government at that time, intead hung on to the Saree Potha

    Jayalilatha.... Friday, 10 May 2013 01:31 PM

    Do you know what 300MW is ?. Who gave you the notes to narrate ????

    MayIwin Silva Friday, 10 May 2013 12:18 PM

    Handi mite nuwana.

    Ravin Friday, 10 May 2013 02:00 AM

    No I don't think she even understands what the electricity tariff is

    MF Friday, 10 May 2013 03:13 AM

    and that was the same politician you worshiped when you got a ministerial appointment....what bone did you miss madam ?

    Nodrog Friday, 10 May 2013 03:12 AM

    Typical. They have all the excuses but never the solutions.

    DN Friday, 10 May 2013 03:04 AM

    Shame Madam.... You will give similar comments for present leader once he retired.

    Queen Friday, 10 May 2013 02:59 AM

    Soon She will Tell The Male Plitician who has Purple Tie round him is retiring and i will be come the Queen.......

    Prof. Calculas Friday, 10 May 2013 02:36 AM

    She may have been wise to know it would be a white elephant.

    Upali Friday, 10 May 2013 02:34 AM

    Oh, Jayantha, she has been hired for the very pupose of blaming others and buck-passing. First Champika, now the old lady. And thats the only thing she knows and capable of.

    shaqi Friday, 10 May 2013 02:27 AM

    If you have the backbone, why dont you request the People's Presdient to reduce the electricity bills. Dont blame the past.

    Prof Wickramatillake Friday, 10 May 2013 02:23 AM

    A woman who was like a rat with President Chandrika, now talking big?

    Fan Friday, 10 May 2013 02:23 AM

    How people can forget their past so soon? She does not know during which period she came to Politics.Shame on her.

    Lankashantha Friday, 10 May 2013 02:14 AM

    That woman and her family not floating in wealth not like your leader but not even can't compare with your wealth.

    Kay Friday, 10 May 2013 03:36 AM

    Is the Minister being the mouth piece of those in power?

    Kiwi Friday, 10 May 2013 01:55 AM

    These are the very people who a few years ago would have been bending in two and addressing this retired politician as "Madam"!!!!

    Dammika Friday, 10 May 2013 01:51 AM

    When you point one finder to someone ... remember there are 3 fingers pointing at you

    ANTON Friday, 10 May 2013 01:39 AM


    Sonali De Silva Friday, 10 May 2013 01:33 AM

    Is she worried about a veteran giving her a run for her money? Or is she trying to draw attention away from herself? If she has a backbone lets see how she is going to solve the power problem.

    luxshman Mendis Friday, 10 May 2013 01:25 AM

    This minister when sworn in as a minister after having served as a deputy minister was almost falling at the feet of the lady who was the head of state. If any TV channel can trace for video taken on that occasion will know.

    Premalal Friday, 10 May 2013 01:10 AM

    You too enjoyed all the perks under that lady and cannot abdicate responsibility. Anyway why harp on the past? You should get the plant you have built working efficiently. Remember boating about reducing tariffs after installing coal power?

    K.K. Kariyawasam. Friday, 10 May 2013 01:10 AM

    Hon. Minister, Tell us what are you doing now ?. If you are real hon't lady politician, reduce elecricity tarif hick, prove if you are a honoust and tell that.

    Cobra Friday, 10 May 2013 01:00 AM

    Does she have a backbone to reject the title of scapegoat?

    Jayantha Friday, 10 May 2013 12:58 AM

    Why are blaming others? You have been appointed as Minister of Power to fix the problem rather than blaming others. We do not want to know what happened in the past madam Minister.

    ANTON Friday, 10 May 2013 12:58 AM


    Chulan Friday, 10 May 2013 04:51 AM

    This lady was invited and groomed by the retired lady and now she blames her, what a unfaithfulness, One day even MR will get the same treatment from her

    dilip_ Friday, 10 May 2013 06:24 AM

    stop blaming n do something for the life that u enjoy from poor ppls money..u might not able to digest what u eat n enjoy... typical sri lanka style...

    zavahir Friday, 10 May 2013 06:25 AM

    That female had the back bone & very fair in all president elected in Sri lanka.

    BM Friday, 10 May 2013 06:16 AM

    So you are scared ?

    Sheranthi Friday, 10 May 2013 05:05 AM


    Concerned Friday, 10 May 2013 05:04 AM

    She always get Ministerial positions where her mouth can be used better rather than actual work. Well a good mouth piece for all!!

    Mooven Friday, 10 May 2013 05:00 AM

    She is simply carrying out a contract for the big boss.

    Minister Friday, 10 May 2013 04:59 AM

    OOh.. Now I can remember who that female is? Once we heard how you pleaded her, madam teach me how to do when you were made the Minister of Plan Implementation. How can we forget that!

    Rath Friday, 10 May 2013 04:58 AM

    WOMEN also enter in Politics and blame others!!!!!

    PRASANNAJIT Friday, 10 May 2013 04:55 AM

    She is capable of putting the blame onto her ex boss, as she is doing the same in her personal life too.

    ralahamy Friday, 10 May 2013 04:54 AM

    People who should be in the Naaki Madama are holding post. People who should be on the NO-JOB list are holding post. The only thing they do is to spill words that mean nothing to listeners.

    OMG Friday, 10 May 2013 12:52 AM

    Welcome, our generous cabinet can accommodate another member.

    EDDY Friday, 10 May 2013 04:51 AM

    Wooha, "Pot calling Kettle Black" Anyway CBK has more charisma & character compared to this , who does not know the difference between a MW & a pol gediya! Go home Devi, and scrape some coconut, wonder whether you can even do that properly!(he,he)

    AIA Friday, 10 May 2013 04:48 AM

    This is much better than Mervin falling on his knees and worshiping that lady when being sworn in and now scolding her in filth. This is the true nature of our politicians

    Lucy Friday, 10 May 2013 04:33 AM

    At one stage this woman minister was licking the feet of the retired woman politician

    dilini Friday, 10 May 2013 04:31 AM

    first of all she shoulld have been give the fisheries ministry.
    its disgustiong to listen when she opens her mouth. ieal for the galery

    Fayad Friday, 10 May 2013 04:31 AM

    Then Madam now backbone-less retried woman, you tell the same to Sir-King as well time to come.

    jayantha silva Friday, 10 May 2013 04:24 AM

    We remember you , running behind her on bent knees not so long ago ....

    Aruna Friday, 10 May 2013 04:04 AM

    Yes I can remember that.. Pavitra Said " Pana Unath denawa madam venuwen" If any channel have this video they can put it

    mail_guy Friday, 10 May 2013 04:01 AM

    retarded talks about retired.

    LankanFellow Friday, 10 May 2013 03:54 AM

    Ungrateful . real opportunist. lady.... she'll do the same to MR when he's not in power.

    Sumanthi Friday, 10 May 2013 03:46 AM

    The cash bag must be running out. No worries as MR is quite capable of over packing the already over packed cabinet.

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