State Minister of Irrigation, Water Management and Disaster Management Range Bandara confessed that it was only after he drew his pistol that a technical college in Anamaduwa got off the ground.
Palitha Range Bandara made this confession while addressing a function to mark the launch of the Deduru Oya-Sengal Oya Project in Pallegama – Anamaduwa.
“When I tried to get an Ocean University built in the Puttalam District, the minister who was in charge of the relevant ministry opposed the decision. When I attempted to start a technical college here the vital documents were hidden. This forced me to draw the pistol from my waist because I knew that only by acting in this manner could I get things done.The Technical College was now about to become a reality,” he said.
“The President and the Prime Minister are too good. Therefore, the country needs people who could draw their pistols and get things done,” he said insinuating that the basic tenets of good governance are ineffective in getting things done.