Tue, 07 Dec 2021 Today's Paper

Buying expensive chairs 'simple' for cash rich WPC: Chief Minister

13 August 2018 08:40 am - 38     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Chief Minister Isura Devapriya said it was nothing out of the ordinary for a rich governing body like the Western Provincial Council to import chairs for the use of provincial legislators at a cost of Rs. 640,000 each.

He however reiterated that the decision to import these chairs at such a cost was not his alone. He was addressing the electoral organization meeting of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) in Chilaw which was initially scheduled to be conducted at the Chilaw Urban Council premises.

Yet, the UNP-controlled Urban Council did not grant permission for it. Finally, it was held at the SLFP office in Chilaw. “Ours is a provincial council that is housed in a modern 15-storey building. It has modern facilities. If you ascend to the top floor of the building you will be able to see just how affluent our province is,” he said.(Lalith Nawaratne)

  Comments - 38

  • Dhaya Monday, 13 August 2018 09:33 AM

    Playing with tax payers money, you can afford, Simple evidence how politicians have respect for tax payers.

    Lawry Tuesday, 14 August 2018 05:53 PM

    Those responsible should be punished. This is nothing short of criminal. Insanity with evidence for it.

    Athula Monday, 13 August 2018 09:34 AM


    Machan Monday, 13 August 2018 09:38 AM

    Some deserves a Pol Ula not a comfortable seat. Then only they will realize what the struggle the poor people of this country going through. Every cent needs to be invested to make life easier, create jobs and improve the economy of the citizens. Then only you deserve a expensive chair to sit. Thanks to Mr Nanayakkara for stopping the purchase.

    LS Monday, 13 August 2018 10:55 AM

    Give them "Electric Chairs" and allow the Voters to control the "Switch" !!!

    Observer Monday, 13 August 2018 09:39 AM

    This is the type of politician's talk that appeal well to the majority of the electorate of this country.

    Gune Monday, 13 August 2018 09:40 AM

    such politicians should be sent home.

    Seipali Monday, 13 August 2018 11:52 AM

    They should be sent the hell

    citizen Monday, 13 August 2018 09:46 AM

    Why don't you guys make same style chairs from "Moratuwa" cheap and good " Made in Sri Lanka, just to sit and waste you times and fight each other,

    DillonDP Monday, 13 August 2018 09:47 AM

    So does Isuru thinks that western province is a different country.Oh god what a state of affairs, and the best part he has an answer and a dump one too which we gladly accept.

    Lokka Monday, 13 August 2018 09:48 AM

    This man, chief minister, is talking nuts. Politicians spending public money in such inconsiderate manner should be shunned by the people. We the voters in the WP have the right to say big NO to such ludicrous expenditure by politicians.

    Aruna Monday, 13 August 2018 09:55 AM

    Is this sheer stupidity or shamelessness? Wonder how long you all sit in these chairs even they are bought!

    Shan Monday, 13 August 2018 09:56 AM

    It is curse to have these type of politicians who are totally ignorant and insensitive to the poverty of the people in the country.

    willowsd Monday, 13 August 2018 10:16 AM

    This is how almost all the jokers think once they are in the big seat, think money came with them from their pocket?

    mailwita Monday, 13 August 2018 10:17 AM

    See how simply this rice eating bu___ talks about money. He talks that he has inherited the money for the western provincial council from his parents. The Divaina carries a good article about this. I invite all people to read it.

    Sanath Monday, 13 August 2018 10:18 AM

    These idiots should not be in politics. They think that tax payers money is there for them to play around.

    Ram Monday, 13 August 2018 10:26 AM

    If you have spare money build some toilets in different locations in Colombo and all other towns that come under WPC. Without much fanfare you can name then after you and then open them

    kaboos Monday, 13 August 2018 12:02 PM

    Dogs of same street bark alike .

    Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 13 August 2018 03:05 PM

    Shameless comment

    Ashok Monday, 13 August 2018 03:10 PM

    Try Buying Expensive "Chairs" from your own Money, then you will know how simple it is.

    Jayantha Monday, 13 August 2018 03:13 PM

    How ignorant you are!

    Jaliya Monday, 13 August 2018 03:39 PM

    They are not considering a genuine offer ... my offer to supply each at a price of LKR 95,000/= its still on the table !!

    Shiyam Monday, 13 August 2018 04:01 PM

    Recently I visited Kalubowila Hospital. Then I saw most of the wards 2 patients lying in the 1 bed. If he have money kindly requesting you to buy hospital bed.

    Rhonda taylor Monday, 13 August 2018 04:03 PM

    What chairs for these monkies.They should be given benches and made to sit in the hot sun. They literally throw chairs at each other.The old fashioned BANKU is the best.

    Tyronne Monday, 13 August 2018 08:48 PM

    Idiotic chief Minister,spend you rich money on poor people.Did you get the money from the sky.?It is tax payers money.May be your western provincial council is rich but don't forget that the country is in debt.Dear President where are you?

    Summa Monday, 13 August 2018 09:08 PM

    මේ වගේ ඔල මොට්ට ගොන් තකතීරු මොඩ මී හරකෙක් තවත් දැකල නැහැ

    Save Monday, 13 August 2018 09:46 PM

    At the moment, there are 10000 or more led by 225 rice eating buffaloes

    Don Juwan Monday, 13 August 2018 09:41 PM

    Our President always talk about stopping corruption and severe punishment for wrong doings. Now he is silent.Why not call for an immediate investigation in to this matter and punish this idiot if found guilty. He should be punished for proposing this purchase in the first place.

    Upul Arunajitj Monday, 13 August 2018 10:38 PM

    Never come across an idiot of this degree. This is nothing but an exhibition of ignorance. Worse than weerawansa pora talk.

    TONY Monday, 13 August 2018 10:40 PM


    Stunned Citizen Tuesday, 14 August 2018 04:23 AM

    Marie Antoinette syndrome. Buggers need to get their heads checked before buying chairs

    werelli Tuesday, 14 August 2018 05:14 AM

    If you have money, build some quarters for teachers in rural schools in your province.

    Deshapremi Tuesday, 14 August 2018 05:19 AM

    This is a good example of lack of proper internal controls within PCs. There should be a capital expenditure budget which should require prior approval of the Governor/ Minister. These are tax payer funds and should be invested wisely and not wasted.

    nel alvis Tuesday, 14 August 2018 05:33 AM

    this foo'ls arse is not worth Rs.640. he must be sitting on his arse, in fact his brain. he should be sacked for making this statement.

    CITIZEN Tuesday, 14 August 2018 10:41 AM

    This Donkey thinks the monies in the Council are the wealth of his grandmother's! The Governor should inform the public how much commission has been negotiated after the investigations. He demonstrated the actual position of his "golden brain" by stating the actual price of the chair!!

    ishan Tuesday, 14 August 2018 12:07 PM

    Buruwa Una Paliyata - Moda kama pradarshanaya karannawa EpaYou are living on tax payers money. (I'm a tax payer)

    Sam Tuesday, 14 August 2018 03:36 PM

    This seems, tax levy is very high in this province. Make it low.

    Ramu Tuesday, 14 August 2018 06:21 PM

    We made a mistake, as a result MS become the perz,and he made a mistake, as a result short Isuru become chief minister

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

A Sri Lankan giving dignified burials to unclaimed bodies for five decades

After their death, most people are memorialized at a service, surrounded by g

Focus on Laggala Gem mining big shots bigger than the law

The truth is now being uncovered regarding an illegal mining racket in state

How and why the TNA was formed twenty years ago

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is now twenty years of age. The premier pol

India lays emphasis on culture diplomacy with Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to inaugurate the Kushinagar Inter