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Wimal questions Harin’s statement in India

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By Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera

Parliament, Feb. 20 (Daily Mirror)- The government must inform Parliament wether the statement made by Tourism Minister Harin Fernando in India that Sri Lanka was part of India was the government's official stance or his personal opinion, Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa said.

He told Parliament that the Minister had stated in India that Sri Lanka was a part of India and the three airports will be given to India.

"The govenment must reveal if the Minister's statement is the official stance of the government or the collective stance of the Cabinet or the Minister's personal opinion. "Can a Minister make such a statement while represnting a country?" he asked.

Chief Government Whip Prasanna Ranatunga said the Cabinet had not discussed any such matter and said the Minister concerned will make a statement in Parliament.
 
Minister Manusha Nanayakkara said social media had twisted the Minister's statement and said if someone listens to his full statment, his idea would become clear.

"The Minister requested the Indians to visit Sri Lanka while pointing out the historical and traditional relationship between the two countries," he said.

Weerawansa said the Minister had not refuted his statement and said he should make an official statement regarding his remarks made in India.

 


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  • Sokrates Tuesday, 20 February 2024 01:52 PM

    Does Parliament have nothing more important to do than listen to Wimal's nonsense?

    Mizaru Tuesday, 20 February 2024 04:38 PM

    This is important as we the present Sri Lankans need to get at a new passport!

    Sanath Tuesday, 20 February 2024 08:24 PM

    Sour grapes Wimal. Not invited to India. But Wimal Sangili himself is a South Indian convert , so what's the fuss.

    Gamage Tuesday, 20 February 2024 02:09 PM

    This fellow Wimal has nothing to hold trying to bring cheep popularity.

    sobers Tuesday, 20 February 2024 02:21 PM

    Minister Harin had made only a Marketing statement to impress and promote maximum Tourism. These are not big issues. If Wimal knows on such subjects, he wouldnt make such a statement. We all know that Wimal is anti Indian and always wanting to create rifts. Do not take this political stooge seriously.

    Mahila Tuesday, 20 February 2024 03:36 PM

    He has not matured from his days at the then Fastidious, Modern Borrella Supermarket, having Discourse with Wanathamulla Types on his 'behind the scenes' Publications!! Needs Growing UP!!?? 36 Years seems NO PROGRESS!!??

    WIME Tuesday, 20 February 2024 02:53 PM

    SRI LANKA IS PART OF CHINA, PORT CITY AND AMBANTODA HABAR BELONG TO CHINA. WHERE ARE YOU???????????

    POLITICIANS AND DECISION MAKERS MAKE DECISIONS WITH YOUR GOD GIVEN BRAINS NOT CUT YOUR NOSE TO SPITE YOUR FACES Tuesday, 20 February 2024 04:12 PM

    WIME SOPT ON AND IF WE POLITICIANS DO NOT MAKE DECISIONS WITH THEIR BRAINS AND THE RECENT HISTORY OF CHINA WE WILL HAVE TO CHAGE OUR COUNTRY'S NAME TO SRI CHINA.

    Gamini Tuesday, 20 February 2024 03:04 PM

    May be the chap wants a free trip to India like his former sahotharaya recently received

    Dee Tuesday, 20 February 2024 03:54 PM

    Hon MP. If you don’t understand English - just shut up and sit down, like the president once said!

    Patriot Wednesday, 21 February 2024 09:30 AM

    Good sir, renowned for wisdom keen, explain, I pray, to these humble souls, the meaning hid within his English words

    sam Tuesday, 20 February 2024 03:59 PM

    What happens when third grade people become politicians

    Gonpala Anthattuge Tuesday, 20 February 2024 04:17 PM

    No one asks about wife's passport case now? All are gone under promising to support Wal Aliya!

    Wimal,the saviour Tuesday, 20 February 2024 04:24 PM

    Hats off Wimal, you are one of the very few who talk boldly for the majority.Harin's mother with diaspora demonstated against us in Geneva, so no wonder about Harin.

    Rasika Tuesday, 20 February 2024 04:47 PM

    Wimal perhaps that is Harin's own mind set. Remember you're an anti Indian. We see nothing wrong in highlight our big brother's position.

    Patriot Wednesday, 21 February 2024 09:24 AM

    Umm..someone has gone their meds lol who is this so called "big brother".

    Dinruta Tuesday, 20 February 2024 04:50 PM

    Harin shouldn’t have uttered that. I think he should take it back. He is a senior minister representing the country and its dignity. He should know what to talk and what to hold. Take it back Harin. It may boomerang to you may be to the whole party.

    Grace Tuesday, 20 February 2024 04:50 PM

    If this fake Patriot is speaking from the bottom of heart, he should try to bring a No Confidence motion against Harin Fernando. Definitely he will not do so, because he is a game player. A man with half backed knowledge.

    Ian Bertus Tuesday, 20 February 2024 04:52 PM

    This is a dangerous statement made by a minister of the GOSL. These are the statements that give ideas to India and they find an lackey to work through it.

    K. Ranaweera Tuesday, 20 February 2024 05:38 PM

    I think that Harin's father must have told him like this.

    Massdeen Tuesday, 20 February 2024 05:42 PM

    Who is twisting these said words, why is that Manusha trying to cover up for Harin??? Harin has to give proper explanation to the People of Sri Lanka

    Land like no other Tuesday, 20 February 2024 07:40 PM

    The only country in the world where someone representing its government can make such a terrible public statement and get away, and some few who will talk about it will get bashed. Surely and truly a land like no other!

    wickrama wijayasiri Wednesday, 21 February 2024 05:53 AM

    Please do not shoot the messenger. His accusation is verified as true. With comments I see that SL has will take a long time to recover from the mess they are in.

    Imtias Wednesday, 21 February 2024 09:47 AM

    Harin"s above mentioned statement is absolutely inappropriate. It's an insult to the sovereignty of nation. It doesn't matter some of the pundits above defending Harin.

    Mahendran - Singapore (non CB) Wednesday, 21 February 2024 10:00 AM

    It is that Chinthanaya led to sell this country to foreign powers and Wimal actively involved, promoted and supported. Arrest Wimal and the Wiper for having fraud birth certificates and passports.

    saman Wednesday, 21 February 2024 10:11 AM

    If Harin had said SL is part of China, Wimal would have applauded him


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