Minister S.B. Dissanayake said today his ‘donkey’ remark was not directed at former minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe but driven by emotion and expressed regret if it has caused any embarrassment to him.
The minister yesterday issued a statement on the news item published in the Daily Mirror.
“My attention has been drawn to the news item, “SB calls former minister Wijeyadasa a Donkey” which appeared in the first page of your newspaper of 24/11/17 and wish to state that your interpretation was completely different to what I meant.
"It was never my intention to issue a statement that would embarrass former minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe. I broadly used that term in referring to those opposed to a programme like the Samurdhi, which was launched to alleviate poverty. My statement was not directed at him but one driven by emotion, and I express my regret if my statement had caused him any embarrassment,” Minister Dissanayake said.
Kadiya Saturday, 25 November 2017 07:03 AM
Too late for apologies, a Rs.500 million may yet come his way knowing who Wijedasa is!!!
modaya Saturday, 25 November 2017 07:10 AM
you see !! what it meant was the caliber of the person concern.
ANTON Saturday, 25 November 2017 07:14 AM
HA HAAA ....HE ALSO HAS INFECTED WITH THAT FORGETTING MENTAL DISORDER.
Uncikun Saturday, 25 November 2017 07:52 AM
Was in Mannar and show both of them enjoying.
Sri Lankan Saturday, 25 November 2017 08:12 AM
Dude, accept what you said as genuine statement and people will appreciate it, that will increase your vote base as this is the genuine thing you ever did in your life time.
Ron Saturday, 25 November 2017 10:44 AM
What a coward.
Unchikun Saturday, 25 November 2017 10:45 AM
Sorry Mr. Minister, we humans do not understand donkey talk and ethics.
Senewi Saturday, 25 November 2017 11:39 AM
S.B. will have to sell his house made out of gold (once CBK mentioned about his gold house at Haguranketha) to pay compensation.
Dickie bird Saturday, 25 November 2017 12:02 PM
This "Wachalaya" was brought into the Parliament through the back door by Sirisena to turn the parliament into a "mariya kade."SB should be delegated to clean washrooms at the Ditawanna.
stardust Saturday, 25 November 2017 12:27 PM
.....so he doesnt know what he is speaking via DM Android App
SW Saturday, 25 November 2017 12:30 PM
Where is your brain?
Summa Saturday, 25 November 2017 01:21 PM
We knew it all along !. Diyawanna if full to the brim with donkeys and monkeys !!.
Arnold Saturday, 25 November 2017 04:15 PM
Looks like most politicians are jokers who think the people are fools. One day they fight another day they are friends, and they expect us to like the nevertheless.
Mason Saturday, 25 November 2017 05:50 PM
You enjoyed whilst saying it. Now you've been ASKED to 'regret', so an unconvincing statement from you. Do you remember your jail term for being a DIRTY LOOSE MOUTH before !!
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