22 September, 2018

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Re-Enacting Rajapaksa Tamashas: Health Ministry Busts Millions Of Public Funds To Glorify Rajitha

The Ministry of Health in the guise of a confab on health development initiatives has spent millions of rupees for a tamasha at the BMICH on Marhc 9, 2018 that was all about glorifying Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne, Colombo Telegraph learns.

Rajah Senaratne – Minister of Health

According to a Health Ministry official present at the event and who wished to remain anonymous for obvious reasons, the ‘National Conference on Recent Health Development Initiatives’ was a large gathering of medical administrators with over 2000 invitations having been sent out.

The five and a half hour ‘conference’ included treating the audience to various videos of ‘health sector development initiatives’ featuring Senaratne, dance items and a testimonial glorifying Senaratne by someone who underwent a heart transplant.

Apparently students of paramedical training institutions and ministry employees had performed theatrical performances once again to elevate the image of the minister, the source told Colombo Telegraph.

The source added that the entire exercise was reminiscent of events organized at public expense to glorify Mahinda Rajapaksa when he was President.

The invitation cards, food and drink for participants, production costs for videos, payment for dancing performances, fuel, and the total man hours lost in forcing officials to participate and rehearsals for theater performances would add up to several million rupees, he added, pointing out that the time and money could have been better spent actually serving the people.

Colombo Telegraph’s attempts to reach Senaratne for comment did not meet with success.

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  • 50
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    This is a desperate PM wannabe. I don’t think even the really gullible people of Sri Lanka believe this man. When will we be free of these low down, bottom feeding, split tongued con artists?

    • 41
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      Con artist, he is.
      Obviously, it is much more profitable to be in politics as opposed to practicing as a dentist.

      • 30
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        The worse is he is pretending to be a ‘doctor’, all the time referring to President Maithripala addressing him ‘Doctor’. His son is worse. Both are liars and should be kicked out of power and politics.

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          [Edited out]

      • 0
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        Whoa! Our dentist hero believes in filling not extraction. That way the infected teeth becomes the gift that keeps on giving.

        RS aims high and is building up all the qualities that will propel him into our premier division of political skullduggery.

    • 1
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      This is a dangerous, super-ambitious man who will do anything to secure higher positions. How many remember he held captive a Singaporean senior Executive of Prima Mills when he was involved in UNP politics in the 1990s. The Singaporean Govt had to intervene and GoSL had to eat humble pie in apologising for this rotter’s “trade union” action.

      He will outdo the Rajapakses, SBD, Champika R and the host of men after the post of PM and President – by hook or by crook. In terms of value or usefulness as Minister he has given back nothing to the country. He cannot. He is nothing but a low manipulator. In that he is equal to a whole load of patholyas in our political system.

      Polgediya

    • 0
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      There is a pathetic billboard bang in Front of OSUSALA in Town Hall. After seeing that obnoxious boast I decided to avoid voting for this man.

      We demand humility from our public representatives. Enough of those with no class.

  • 27
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    Dr. RS is a politician who can say anything to justify the point he makes. After all he is a politico who was a minister during the previous regime as well and somersaulted well in time to be a minister in the new regime. Don’t forget, it is not only Dr. RS there are a lot others who behave like this seeking personal glorification wasting public money. In keeping with current times, a 5 hour conference, assuming that it has some valuable material presented; there can be a dance or two, refreshments and possibly lunch if it covers lunch time. Never can be a five hour glorification or a deification session. We do want the defalcation of public money in the past looked into and the offenders punished. But in the process to do the same now is not only unacceptable but there must be a special tribunal to punish offences of the present in double quick time, otherwise this regime cannot qualify itself to be a Government of Good Governance.

  • 1
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    This man is Presidential material.

    • 15
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      but NO material in his brain ! Just knows how to loot taxpayers money. Owns 6 ships from extracting teeth !!!

      • 0
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        Puff. Nice once from the horses mouth.

    • 4
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      Not in this life time!

    • 0
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      E R.
      The present lot as did the previous lot think that they are clever at hood winking the people; probably they are both right.
      It is the SL voter who votes them in.
      Case closed.

  • 31
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    Keep on accusing Rajapakses Rajitha…Is there a bigger fraud than you???

  • 19
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    He knows so many Secrets of the two and the family. I heard He is a Dental Technican from India. He really wants his Son to be PM one day. IT is simply CONFUSED – Orumiththa govt. No leader, both are playing CHESS. Others are trying to be players all at the expense of the public money. Family Oligarchy continuing. Who knos he also may build a statue some where.

    • 18
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      jim

      he is a dentist from peradeniya.He has no confidence in his own health service and went to singapore for the bypass operation.I shudder to think of the poor fellows who will have to have a bypass here cos they can’t afford singapore.

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      Jimmy
      So what if he qualified as a dentist in India, when Vijaya, Lord Buddha are from India?
      Remember your Anagarika Dharmapala also died and buried there with a road named after him in Kolkatta.
      So what is your gripe about Orumitha Illangai a.k.a. Lanka?

  • 11
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    WE must be the only country in the world who find the slightest excuse to have a grand tamasha, sith all the glitter and glamour and now a too much of religious pageantry, with much too much time spent and the involvement of senior bureaucrats dragging them away from their desks much too frequently wasting good productive time. The rats are at play when the cats are away. But today the catsa are fattened so much with the commissions, and other heaped perks , that they are finding it difficult to move and in the right direction.

  • 5
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    All of these Honourable Ladies, Gentlemen, and Venerables and Reverends all men in state and private sectors who are in some position to get a few rupees for any service they give render they expect some reward. Not they do not love the country. religion or the country less but the love themselves and their dear ones more. All barks like dogs but the carven will go.

  • 6
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    He wanted to dance instead of that guy in the background,but his doctors tried to dissuade him cos he had a bypass.The stubborn mule wanted to go ahead but in rehearsals collapsed and went home.

  • 8
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    No worries…all are in the same political game….every one…including RW , MS, MR,GR all the crooks…along with saffron clad sadhus, their prelates, pure white redda clad political masters of all shades with or without the ‘Kurakkan’ shawls..
    Come on people..are you all again ready for another political puppetry ? cheating game as usual ?
    Never learned any lessons yet ? !
    See how the so called “racial riots” became really fateful..it was named a racial riots, but it was categorically not one…
    But an organized attack against a minority group of law abiding and hard working citizen..
    So who used this community as pawns to achieve their political goals ? whatever it may be !
    Every person with some IQ will know that !
    Do not trust MS or RW …both are fake, cunning and fighting for power and pretending to be true Sinhala Buddhists..
    They cannot fool all the people and every political maneuvering is coming out to the public..
    but our people will always vote and elect the worst people, because there are no good politicians alive in Lanka.
    We are waiting for a disaster to happen..sooner or later with these untrustworthy politicians of our time.
    May be we deserve only these kind of fake Buddhists political lot and incompetent idiots who are so racially biased. They think that they are the leaders or rulers of the Sinhala Buddhists majority nation and not the leaders of Tamil or Muslim citizen of this nation.
    I have heard RW say the following in some public meeting or in parliament not once but twice …”how about our people ” ?
    implying only the Sinhala people as “our people”…so who are the other people ?
    Of course they are the Tamils and Muslims..(these poor people are not Lankans but others)

    How long these guys think that they are going to rule this country like a pariah nation and treat all others as “other” people ? !!!
    Time will teach all these racist politicians a lesson or two in the very near future…
    God bless the ‘other people’ and ‘our people’…

  • 11
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    Improving health by dancing. That must be the message… Rajitha is a fraud…

  • 9
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    Obviously the Governments of Srilanka have always been of the crooks, by the crooks and for the crooks. Mr. Rajitha Senaratne do please feel at home and make your honorable self quite comfortable at home.

  • 9
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    Wasting funds to Glorify people at a time when our poor brothers and sisters can’t afford a polgediya.
    Good time for everyone to get a heart check up.

  • 1
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    ‘ …gather the leftovers, so nothing is
    Wasted.’ ( Jesus Christ. John.ch.16. Holy Bible’

  • 9
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    Rajitha is a good Gentleman Politician and not a Racist unlike others,
    He should be be our Head of State in 2020.

    • 6
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      I agree with you TS . Dr Rajitha is not a racist and that is very true.

      • 0
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        Yes that’s right. I remembering protesting about the burning and looting of Muslim shops just two weeks ago don’t you?

  • 4
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    It is a fact that yahapalanaya is dead and the country is ruled by Rajapaksas, Gota comes and goes as if he is the president with all his bodyguards at his disposal, they can stop the riots , control all the protesters everywhere, give directions to Sillysena , who does as directed, take gandasara and other racist to Japan ,
    have these tamashas at people’s expense and so on. There is no need of a election as all are falling in line to Rajapaksa dictates. What a shame Srilanka you have gone to the dogs .

  • 8
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    This “Minister” is one among a lot of “EMPTY VESSELS”. What more can you expect other than the MOST and COSTLY EMPTY SOUNDS to be born by the people. Oh, what CURSE we are going through!

  • 4
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    This is the world best health minister who did not trust his own doctors, he went to Singapore for his bypass operation taking money from presidential fund. What a hypocrite!!.

  • 2
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    I heard Duminda dissanayake is against Ranil’s no confidence motion becuse he asked money from Mahinda Rajapakse, he wants to invest in a mobile jewellery store in colombo. He di dnot get money.

  • 2
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    Even after having been with MR for so long, Rajitha has made us believe he never was!
    Rajitha can squeeze himself out of any cracks.
    He is obviously gunning for the top job.
    In the promotional taxpayer funded BMICH tamasha featuring Senaratne, include “………..dance items and a testimonial glorifying Senaratne by someone who underwent a heart transplant”.
    Why the hell did Rajitha go on a trip (again tax payer funded) to Singapore for a routine heart surgery?

  • 1
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    Robert Wanasundera could be the next Secretary of the Ministry of Health.

    Thengai Sirinivasan will get the next tender.

  • 1
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    Sri lanka is a funny country. Under the Ministry of STATES, the minister for national reconciliation and state languages or what ever, the minister is an Indian Tamil barking for Estate Tamils bu tlive in colombo. the Ministry Secretary is a Muslim who says, Sri lanka has to be multi-every thing if the world has to recognize it. Muslim majority countries, christian mahority countries, Vatican, UK, Europe are all all only one religionand other groups are not recognized, particulary buddhism. whenthey establish a religious authority for politcal reasons, they exclude buddhism saying it is not religeon. Other times, they say Sri lanka should be secular with respect to religion and all the religions should be equal.

  • 0
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    I heard Thajudeen had enemies beczuse he had funded a MADRASA or a ISlmaic Missionary school near Wembeely theatre. It was the szame with LAsantha. He was promoting the church . As a post graduate degree thesis he wrote how to take over Sri lanka by the church. There are TWO who do not know english, Tamil or Sinhala yet they are at the top.

    • 0
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      Bullshit

  • 0
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    Continuing. I heard one politiciasn who likes the Victory sign went to ENderamulla and had to jump out of window to save his life. Another man who look like a mok, was wearing a yellow robe like something had gone to a another house in enderamulla and he ahd said I did not come here to teach religion. But, I came looking for a Suraliyak. HE is said to be from the drum beating caste. His better half had a problem that he had to provide a car every immportant day in their life whethe it is moving to anew house or whther it is going to the church in ambalangoda, not a popular church though. Another one like that married to the same is portugeuse, and is a good dancer.Anyway that politician is a first class accountant and he wants to contest in enderamulla or Mahanuwara.

  • 1
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    Yesterday’s Cabinet Meet seemed interesting.
    Aluthgama Muslim Shop Burnings & Bashing apparently was triggered by a Boar’s Head arriving at a Mosque.
    And the people in the know that Dr Rajitha had something to do with it.

    Digana Riots stated with Muslims killing a Siinhala Courier in a Road Rage.
    And Minister Champaka apparently was behind it.
    Now the interesting thing is they are the two Ministers who ganged up Yesterday to stir shit in the UNP side of the Cabinet,
    And push Dr Ranil out ….

    Going by the comments here, Dr Rajitha has no chance, even among the Yahapalana suckers to grab the PM Gig.
    Wonder what the odds are for Minister Chamapika?.
    Because he is the Blue Eyed Boy of Mr Sillysena…….

  • 0
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    President talked highly of the Health Minister several times. Even WHO says the standard of Sri Lanka’s health sector has come to the level of a developed country. What a joke. For the last three months, there had been 12,000, I repeat, 12,000 dengue patients with 10 deaths already!!!! One achievement of the Health Minster is breeding dengue patients as never before
    The President should intervene to halt the wastage of the health sector. Look at this tamasha wasting millions of rupees. There was a story about a sudden collapse of a child in the classroom in a rural school recently. Teachers have taken her to the nearest village hospital in a trishaw and the doctor had asked them take the child to the nearest big hospital as there was no facility to give oxygen. When they looked for the ambulance, they were told by the hospital authorities that the ambulance has broken down and there was no driver even. Then the teachers have taken the child to the far away hospital in the same trishaw but couldn’t save the life as they couldn’t reach the hospital in time. Health Minister recently got down helicopters from Germany. For whom? He is having tamashas while rural hospitals lack simple healthcare facilities and ambulances. All the facilities were given to selected hospitals while others were neglected. Opening a large number of hospitals is not an achievement but a failure as it shows that patients are on the rise. Is it something to glorify?

  • 0
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    At least he is doing good service to the patients giving free medical to Cancer, Cataract, Stent to the poor patients. Of course some of the Docs and suppliers are damn wild about it. Hospitals are well maintained. At least accepts the fact to those who cannot afford.

  • 0
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    This shameless disgraceful tongue twisting Opportunist / Liar must be kicked out of SL politics lock stock and barrel.

    Someone please put him in a boat and sail him out of Diyawanna Oya on to the Ocean.

  • 0
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    Three of my relatives went to Kalubowila hospital came back in coffins.Armen

    • 0
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      After Rajitha was made Health Minister a funeral parlour opened for business near the exit gate of the Kalubowila Hospital. Patients come in through the “IN” gate with a minor ailment and if hospitalised they are dead in a couple of days. The funeral parlour is making good business now. I wonder whetherRajitha has a share in it, or who knows he may be owning the bloody thing!

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