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Maithri, Mahindananda in verbal clash in Parliament

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Former President Maithripala Sirisena and Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage were engaged in verbal confrontation today.

The argument triggered when Minister Aluthgamage responded to remarks made by State Minister Dayasiri Jayaskera earlier.  “Mr. Jayaskera had criticized me earlier when I was out of chambers.  He mentioned that if one digs into my conduct it would  stink. I would like to state here that accepting cheques from Arjun Aloysius, if one digs into conducts,” he said.

“Mr. Jaysekera was referring to a speech I made the other day comparing the expenditure connected with the former President and the incumbent President. I only said the incumbent President had set an example by saving a total of Rs 1.7 billion. I said the former President had spent Rs. 335 million for fuel while the incumbent President has spent only Rs 90 million. Former President had spent Rs. 16 million for domestic traveling while the incumbent President had spent only Rs. 5 million for this purpose. We have a right to come up with this comparison.  If the former President wants to confront us, we are ready,” he said.

Mr. Sirisena who responded said his expenditure as the President was much lesser compared to his predecessors. “I also set an example by cutting down expenditure. I won’t confront the way Mr. Aluthgamage wants me to. We confront each other in a different way,” he said.

“Mr. Aluthgamage should remember what happened to the governments of Late Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaiake who confronted her allies. I also came out of the government in 2014 and what happened to the government which I formed later? Remember that this government is also a coalition,” he said. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 8

  • Karu Thursday, 25 November 2021 01:04 PM

    Mandale Kachhal

    Upai Thursday, 25 November 2021 01:04 PM

    Material having governed the country for 5 years now has become BABA

    Mandayan Thursday, 25 November 2021 01:11 PM

    President of a nation is a top job of a nation. Maithiri shouldn’t have gone down as MP again. He is not Mahinda who knew what he is doing.

    VJ Thursday, 25 November 2021 01:23 PM

    It would be worthwhile to check how much MR spent a day when he was president.

    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 25 November 2021 01:24 PM

    Almost ALL politicians in and out have skeletons in their cupboards and doesn’t stink only because their is no flesh which was eaten by they themselves, yes Cannibals.

    N SENA Thursday, 25 November 2021 01:27 PM

    MAHINDANANDA IS A LOW GRADE PARLIAMENTARIANS. HE CRITICIZES EVERYONE WHEN HE HIMSELF IS A NOTORIOUS IN SEVERAL CORRUPT DEALS AND MAKING FALSE ACCUSATIONS LIKE SELLING A CRICKET WORLD CUP FINAL MATCH

    Dilshan, Tokyo Thursday, 25 November 2021 01:45 PM

    Please check Mahindananda Aluthgamage's brother who held the post of Honorary Consul General in Osaka, his in-depth character, and lastly, his police records in Sri Lanka. This guy is no different to his brother. One time, they both were rouges.

    Nuwan Thursday, 25 November 2021 05:56 PM

    Gamarala behaving in a threatening manner.


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