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Will use duty-free vehicle to work for the poor: Saman Ratnapriya

26 February 2020 07:20 pm - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Newly appointed UNF MP Saman Ratnapriya said on Tuesday that he would accept a duty-free vehicle with the sole objective of working for the people.

Mr Ratnapriya said that he would use such a vehicle solely to work for the betterment of poor people of this country.

At the same time he said there was no point in wasting public funds if one did not fulfil his duty towards the people.

The MP then said people should be provided with essential medicine, food items and other medical equipment to the people.

“The Government is blaming the Opposition for not supporting the amendment brought to the Vote on Account saying that had prevented concessions to the people. There are enough funds to be work for the people if one did not waste funds,” he said.


  Comments - 15

  • Anmanpan Wednesday, 26 February 2020 07:49 PM

    A disgraceful and distasteful fellow. He can for a few month and wants a duty free permit to serve the people. What a joker.

    Gimmic Wednesday, 26 February 2020 07:56 PM

    So buy even two lorries on duty free and use people to free transport food stuff. By the way are you entitle for duty free vehicle when we r facing an election.

    Karu Wednesday, 26 February 2020 08:53 PM

    No issues. Let the duty free vehicle be an Maruti Alto. That will be the best service you can provide

    Slay de Silva Wednesday, 26 February 2020 08:59 PM

    Why not speak the truth and say that I will not decline this golden opportunity, I care two hoots for the civil society

    roobarbie Wednesday, 26 February 2020 09:00 PM

    Hahahaha......... bloody hypocrite. There are 224 others like you stating the same thing. Serving the people, my foot? When did any Sri lanakan politician, Sinhala, Muslim or Tamil, ever work for the betterment of the voters. They always and still are working for the betterment of themselves, their extended family and gangsters that collect votes for them. So stop conning people, we know what you are.

    cineha Wednesday, 26 February 2020 09:03 PM

    Tell this once you have imported the 30 million Land cruiser that the said vehicle is to work for the poor.....maruu ney?

    Nimal Wednesday, 26 February 2020 09:26 PM

    Jolly good. Even the man who climbed the kutul tree had an excuse to offer.

    Nimal Wednesday, 26 February 2020 09:27 PM

    All the 224 say the same. Nothing new in his statement

    Sunil Wednesday, 26 February 2020 09:32 PM

    To put in very firm words, like all the b..... in the previous regime, this b..... is also interested only in fatttening himself and should be cased out at the eariiest opportunity.

    Milinda Wednesday, 26 February 2020 10:18 PM

    Another N G O bugger living on dollars and Srilanka Ruppies payed by the health ministry. This guy should be in jail and not in parliment

    sam silva Wednesday, 26 February 2020 11:18 PM

    Why don't you sell the duty free vehicle and give it to the poor.

    Citizen Wednesday, 26 February 2020 11:28 PM

    Duty free state! Mole tharama (Brian capacity)

    Leo Thursday, 27 February 2020 09:11 AM

    These are the idiots after our votes. Let's unite to send this fellow home on a push cycle.

    Nimal Thursday, 27 February 2020 10:53 AM

    I have a suggestion. All "Suvasariya" ambulances are parked in Police stations for the use of the general public when the need arises. Similarly Saman Ratnapriya also can park his brand new duty free vehicle at the nearest Police station for emergency use of the public if it is really not for personal use but for public use as he says. None of the 224 has done it.

    mp Thursday, 27 February 2020 12:10 PM

    You are talking from which side please?

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