Government MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage recently asked whether the Rajapaksas were involved with the current fuel shortage in France and for the children who suffer from hunger.
Addressing an event, he said the schoolchildren used to bring lunch boxes without food.
"The children used to go to the playground during lunch time. The English cannot provide food for their schoolchildren.
"We cannot forget that all these happen as a result of the world economic crisis, which came along with the COVID pandemic. The inflation of the country, which was at zero, has increased to 10. There are fuel queues in France. They were unable to provide fuel for the vehicles," he said.
"We ask whether England and France are governed by the Rajapaksas. Are all these issues created by them and are they responsible for those?" Aluthgamage asked.
"This is a global economic crisis. We felt that crisis are intense because we were always accustomed to a subsistence import economy. We used to import everything from other countries," he said.
Therefore, we were unable to manage this economy properly and, as a result of all this, former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa had to resign from his post. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)
johan Tuesday, 18 October 2022 08:54 AM
Mahindananda is a trickster. UK have a different economy problem.We can compare SL with Maldives,Malaysia,Bangaladesh,Pakistan,India,Nepal. Are there queues due to dollar shortage.Are their citizens suffering like Srilankans.This fellow is trying to fool people. What happened to six Million dollars paid to Chinese Company for fertiliser.Our people and youth are suffering e.g.One Maalu Bun two people share and poor and middle class hardly find one meal a day.This is the fate of the country.
Mahila Wednesday, 19 October 2022 04:27 AM
Compare if you can Uganda, which is ruled by MaRa Financial funds!!?? We know that some people have properties near MARBLE ARCH in London city!! So they talk about UK!! Get real and not TOM BUFFONERY!! Fooling the people!!??
Lakshmi Pathirana Tuesday, 18 October 2022 08:55 AM
What is this man talking about. What silly talk. Rajapakses ruined this country. Robbed assets belonging to citizens. They have to replace every cent stolen. Need to bring back the loot. Justice will prevail. Dont waste time talking about looters. They cant get back into business like saints.
Oh! What a wonderful brain! Tuesday, 18 October 2022 09:08 AM
We did not know that we have a super genius in the form of Aluthgamage in the Parliament! His brain should not be wasted but be preserved now itself. We should remove it and keep it in the anatomy Department of Medical Faculty, for future generation to dissect and do research. Oh! What a wonderful brain! May be it is this brain he used to stop fertilizer imports! May be those Penny Sumane and Poojaneeya Ratane Wanndaneeya Hamuduruwo who protested against Wandha Kottu and Wandha Jungi can join him. We stand proud among nations.
N.M. Perera Tuesday, 18 October 2022 09:10 AM
Talking crap. Corruption/Mismanagement/Family Nepotism of SLPP that dropped us to this level !! RW has given some respite.
Man Tuesday, 18 October 2022 09:21 AM
No No as there are no Pandora grade people there like in Sri Lanka. There are no idiots to consider Rajapakshas' as a Royal family even of an indigenous community of any part of the world or even of Aborginies for that matter. What a fool, Aluthgamage is.
Roisin Tuesday, 18 October 2022 09:22 AM
Statements Sri Lankan style: always pointing fingers at others to distract attention from your own mess.
jo Tuesday, 18 October 2022 09:22 AM
Not worth a comment.
European Tuesday, 18 October 2022 09:24 AM
Huh? Hunger in France and UK? There is a crisis caused by Putin, but there is no hunger in Europe!
P. Ganeshamoorthy Tuesday, 18 October 2022 09:27 AM
Most country people knew said person's brain power and his knowledge. That's why he is Mahinda's pet.
Bernard Jayatilake Tuesday, 18 October 2022 09:28 AM
Both England and France are developed countries and they have to face the crisis due to global recession, etc but in this country what precipitated a crisis and the country became bankrupt was due to economic mismanagement by the so-called nepotism clan by drying up foreign reserves and whom are you going to fool? Remember apart from your 6.9 million vote base there are still intelligent people living in this country.
Jef Tuesday, 18 October 2022 09:33 AM
You can be the advising person for the country and represent on behalf with our foreign counterparts we need financial assistance IMF might consider your application for approval ASAP win win .. england.france have dollars yet can't get energy? Sri Lanka only need the dollars everything will fall into place real fast....
dot Tuesday, 18 October 2022 09:45 AM
The Petrol crisis in France was due to trade Union action .this Minister what is he talking about ?France gone bankrupt ha!
BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 18 October 2022 09:49 AM
This fellows competence is not in education (no O' Levels) neither developing the nation but in manipulating situations and giving unbelievable justifications to bullshit. We also have a majority, mainly Sinhalese (almost 69%) who wholesomely believe in these statements. This is the downfall of this country.
Seqi Tuesday, 18 October 2022 09:51 AM
Sir, had you not entered politics I'm sure none of this would have happened quite the way it has. Without your helping hand so many disasters would have been lessened or avoided entirely. Without your insights Sri Lanka could've been in a better place ; even if only marginally. Your influence on lesser minds in parliament have brought us to where we are.
Expatriate Tuesday, 18 October 2022 10:05 AM
Can anyone ask Mahindananda to show England or France on the world map ? Unlike Sri Lanka that doesn't even have foreign reserves, the EU and UK countries have fuel and food reserves to last several months without any public inconveniences. What an idiot ?
Crazy Tuesday, 18 October 2022 10:06 AM
He’s another guy who wants to twist so people are confused. What has UK and France economic issue got to do with what happened in Sri Lanka due to mismanagement and this fellow was a part of it and he endorsed organic cultivation which every farmer knew cannot e done just overnight as it has to be parallel to chemical fertilizer to give food security. These idiots still want to talk crap
Sam Tuesday, 18 October 2022 10:12 AM
What a joker, the smaller issues faced by these countries pales in comparison to the daylight robbery these buggers have done. Sending children to school in the UK with empty lunch boxes, what a load of rubbish, all they need do is apply for free school lunches and they get them. I went to school in the UK and had to do the same so I should know. Back your facts with evidence you liar.
Paranagamage Tuesday, 18 October 2022 10:40 AM
Hasn't Mahindananda found a place in the Lunatic Asylum ? Why doesn' t he ask whether Rajapaksas are responsible for the people suffering in Kenya, Abyssiniya etc. This man is trying to defend the Rajapaksas because he too joined them in robbing the country.
Pathetic Tuesday, 18 October 2022 10:50 AM
Jo is right, it's not worth commenting on a fool like this. Not a wonder the country is in shambles today with such idiots like this in parliament.
Jef Tuesday, 18 October 2022 10:50 AM
GR was incharge but failure was purely done by his team he didn't have honest decent educated team behind and don't have a backup manipulates and theives got him in trouble if not even today he would have been incharge we must give credit for handling the COVID...
Sokrates Tuesday, 18 October 2022 11:15 AM
A man long known for his fake news. Now he's spreading outright lies about the UK and France to distract from the ineptitude of the Ranil military regime and kleptocracy. Thanks to social support, no child in the UK goes hungry. In France, some petrol stations do not have fuel, for logistical reasons and not for lack of money. You can't save yourself and your corrupt and murderous colleagues with these obvious hoaxes.
Aquarius Tuesday, 18 October 2022 11:20 AM
Typical ass! What a statement and what stupidity to compare the economy of Sri Lanka, that was plundered by the Rajapakses, to the economies of Europe. What is happening in our mother Lanka is only 5% global economic crisis but the other 95% is pure corruption and not so clever policy decisions to help the rick cronies.
Lion Tuesday, 18 October 2022 11:24 AM
What is this A grade rouge is uttering , he is trying to compare heaven with a hell , france is besieged with strikes , England has a problem due to Ukrainian war. But none of the citizens of these countries face hunger as this A grade joker is saying. The parasite who even fleece this country out manure imported from India and also having houses in UK as per his ex wife’s testimony made at Kaduwela magistrate courts.
Anthony. R Tuesday, 18 October 2022 12:03 PM
Uncredible Mahindananda, compare Apples to Apple, another Papaw to Apple.
vince Tuesday, 18 October 2022 12:24 PM
What a stupid posterior orifice. How on earth did these idiots get in such high office with brains the size of an atom? I blame the people who elect these dullards.
Sam sen Tuesday, 18 October 2022 12:24 PM
MA is just 1 out of 6.9million!!! There are still so many. If an election is held now, the Mega Robber MR is sure to come back to power. This Mega Robber MR will not easily run away like GR. We all know GR ran away to USA fearing LTTE in the middle of the war. The real damage to SL is yet to come when grinning child NR come in control. This will happen when MR win the next election. There is no strong opposition, do MR is sure to come.
Mahesh Tuesday, 18 October 2022 12:25 PM
Ask him whether England and France were responsible for our fertiliser problems and the consequence impact on food shortages and higher prices. Is he going to be a yes man for Rajapakse family in order to gain personal benefits
S J Tuesday, 18 October 2022 01:14 PM
Daily Mirror , the purpose for your paper to allow comments from readers is being DRSYROYRD by the same individual making comments using multiple “ names”. This particular article has more than 50% of the comments from this same guy . He is doing it in all news articles in the daily mirror. Thus he is destroying the integrity of the daily mirror. Who is this fellow ? He is a Tamil Christian , no university education but still employed by Daily Mirror to write weekly columns, age 68. His false IDs used are “ Buffalocitizen, Sokrates, Punchi, Roysin, Vithura , and many more.
Alam Tuesday, 18 October 2022 01:23 PM
Singhalaya modaya will believe this bugger and vote for jarapaksa as monks will advice to vote for these asses.
Ian Tuesday, 18 October 2022 02:43 PM
Minister dont think we are stupid. In France and UK it was not because Macron or the British PM and their families rooked the nation . Even the UN HRC
Punchi Tuesday, 18 October 2022 02:43 PM
UK and France and all Western European states are welfare states. No one needs to starve. Any poverty is lifestyle related that is using welfare money to buy alcohol, cigarettes and drugs instead of food and medicines. Robert Knox said we Shingalese mistake our cunning for intelligence. This fellow aluthgamage mistakes his cunning and stupidity for intelligence.
Mahindananda Aluthgamage Tuesday, 18 October 2022 03:39 PM
The US has dollar shortage too. That is why they are printing US dollars. It is very unfair that we are unable to do so. We also must be allowed to print USDs.
Tissa Fernando Tuesday, 18 October 2022 05:01 PM
Pathetic statement by a Pathetic fraudster. Should be hanged fir the frauds committed by him. Rajapakshas were definitely responsible for the current crisis due to their lavish expenditure and decisions taken without any vision.
Miflah Tuesday, 18 October 2022 05:07 PM
It’s been reported many baboons in parliament are trying to hold up old grandpa for their dreams Our people still vote for these nasty people
VJ Tuesday, 18 October 2022 06:26 PM
We can only hope and pray we won’t see him in the next parliament.
GHT Tuesday, 18 October 2022 11:46 PM
It was the US's bio war against Chinese economy with non other than a GRUDGE over CHINA's well growth toward in terms of the ECONOMY. The Lab Made Fake Corona created by the US is an undeniable truth which was witnessed by Michael Flyn who served for the US, under Donald Trump's administration.
Lost Lankan Wednesday, 19 October 2022 04:50 AM
Bring back the stolen monies including yours we will worship Rajas.
Yakpala Kabarasinha Wednesday, 19 October 2022 06:45 AM
Kabaraya is back again through the Sataka!! What nonsense talking this Gon Wassa!! Pin Gona - wasting public funds - Go Home soon with Mina!! YAMAPALA is awaiting for you and the clan!!
Jesus Wednesday, 19 October 2022 07:33 AM
I have worked with him but do you'll know that his mouth smells like crap most of the time Kasun Jesus..
Ranjan Wednesday, 19 October 2022 10:16 AM
Damn disgrace. These fellows should either be in prison or lunatic asylum. Even such paththara karayas should be chased of wasting time
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