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Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena who visited the Lady Ridgeway Hospital in Borella today was left in a rather embarrassing situation when the elevator he was in, was stuck for 15 minutes.

The Minister had attempted to get to the 9th floor of the hospital but found the door would not open. He was brought down to the 8th floor but officials found the entrance was blocked. The entrance was later cleared and the Minister was escorted out of the elevator and through the surgery room. (Ranjan Kasthuri)


  Comments - 24

  • shanthi Thursday, 30 December 2010 03:45 AM

    Mr. Minister for you to experience the reality.

    knight Rider Thursday, 30 December 2010 03:43 AM

    ministers should talk less and do more ! they should also make surprise visits to their offices and see the real situation.

    knight Rider Thursday, 30 December 2010 03:49 AM

    many times means no action taken after the first !

    Konde bendapu china Wednesday, 29 December 2010 01:28 PM

    Now he knows actual situation by experience

    Tharaka Chanaka Wednesday, 29 December 2010 01:38 PM

    This should happen more often to instead of fixing the elevator, they will fire the supervisor.

    Razor Blade Wednesday, 29 December 2010 01:56 PM

    Good that it didn't hapen to an ICU patient.

    gayan Wednesday, 29 December 2010 02:08 PM

    Hi minister at least now understand how government hospital work. A lot of dirty work in every hospital.

    wasantha Wednesday, 29 December 2010 02:34 PM

    This is called Elevator thrasthawadaya

    Somitha Wednesday, 29 December 2010 02:52 PM

    Mr. Minister you ned to take care of these things soon and be more efficient.

    gUL FERNANDO Thursday, 30 December 2010 06:43 AM

    Is this a news for a leading news paper as this is everyday senario for us

    Roshan Thursday, 30 December 2010 07:03 AM

    What will happen if they had taken a emergency case in that lift, the patient will end up at mortuary.

    musthafa Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:14 PM

    This is to mesure how much degree of politician's tension the situation like this

    anemagekata Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:26 PM

    Good one!!

    hewa Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:31 PM

    This is called inefficiency of the goverment officers even they are offered to bring dutyfree vehicles.It is not allowed to keep any objects in front of any doors.What about a lift door.Even it is a main hospital.Where was the safety officer or building supervisor? Minister should not take this simply.he must find the people responcible and fire them out.

    hewa Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:35 PM

    Of course the superviser or the safety manager if there was one should fire body should keep any objects blocking doors.this the simple safety methods.if those officers dont know it.they are not suitable for the job.

    Lakmikanth Wednesday, 29 December 2010 08:51 PM

    Good that Mr. minister himself had to experience this.Otherwise nobody knows.Before boasting ,look at how your ministry is working in all aspects. If not poor mass would be the victims.

    MagodisThuma Thursday, 30 December 2010 01:02 AM

    No Drugs...We are stuck in the ward !.

    Cobra Thursday, 30 December 2010 02:45 AM

    It is good for them to feel the pain of the ordinary citizen and this sort of thing must happen often. Not only on lifts but during traffic jams, power failures, water cuts etc. to keep them in touch with reality, because right now all of them are on cloud nine!

    Srilankan boy Thursday, 30 December 2010 02:52 AM

    BMI(Body Mass Index) is saying very obese! let him reduce the weight!!!
    Good punishment for the Past HEALTH MINISTER!!!

    Ceylonese Thursday, 30 December 2010 03:18 AM

    "Jathyanthara Kumanthranayakda"?

    Top Sri Lankan Thursday, 30 December 2010 03:19 AM

    The Minister purposely paused the lift as there was a pretty nurse inside the lift.

    Saradial Thursday, 30 December 2010 03:30 AM


    Ganesh Thursday, 30 December 2010 03:27 AM

    These Are Common things for him.. He got stuck many times in Mahaveli ministry itself

    Ashoka Thursday, 30 December 2010 03:37 AM

    Nice experience, Now he would have realized the real situation of the government hospitals.

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