BUZZ with Danu – Harin Fernando

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Today on the Buzz, in the  heat of ‘the 100 days’ I speak to Chief Minister of Uva Province, Harin Fernanado. An extremely approachable politician, I still remember bumping into him years back at an event.  I had to stand by him for a photograph, and so asked him “What do you do?” Then with a humble smile he replied, “I am a Member of Parliament”.  Ignorant of me, but of course I did know the old Joe for doing some great work  and was happy to meet him  in person.  A lover of  rugby – he believes in a well balanced life from fun , sport, family to hard work. These have made him a genuine heart winner and today he chats  with me on the Buzz..
Full name-  Nalaka Jude Harin Fernando    
Hometown- Badulla    
Status- Married
Birthday- 28th October 1978
Passions- Politics
Favourite Colour- Red
Favourite Cartoon-  Orgiee and the Cockroaches
Your Top 5 in life?
1. Family
2. Friends / people
3. Rugby
4. Politics
5. My pet dogs –
Buddy and Kuki
What made you enter politics ?
I love the challenge and also to be convincing. 

Are you enjoying your time in it?

It has its ups and downs. So far yes.
How do you balance family, friends, life and politics?
Very difficult but I’ m good at multitasking LOL.
What do you do for fun?
Watch movies, travel, hangout with friends.
What’s your favourite outdoor activity?
Playing rugby
Are you fashionable?
Who do you sometimes compare yourself to?
What three words would you use to describe the last three months of your life?
Stress, hectic, content
What do you think about the 100 day progress?
People expected a miracle in 100 days majority of the frame work for a free fair and democratic society, it is in the making and certainly better than what we had before. Hence this gives us hope.
Would you rather give up music or television for a month?
Television- yes, Music – no
What did you want to be when you grew up?

For Fun

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Do you have any odd quirks?
What is your favourite restaurant?
Jamie Oliver
What is the craziest dream you’ve ever had?
Phew, it was so crazy hence will keep quiet LOL


If you could choose any career right now, what would it be? Pilot
If you had one day left to live, what would you do? Spend my day with the kids and my loved ones.
If you were a super -hero what would your powers be? I would be invisible.
If you had access to a time machine where and when would you go? Playing college 1XV rugby and doing A/L’s.

On the Spot

Do you feel UNP can win the upcoming election?
Of course
What in your opinion was the downfall of the earlier government? 
Three facts 1) Over confidence 2) Arrogance 3) HARIN FERNANDO LOL Ha….Ha……
What do you think about Colombo society?
19 A- your thoughts?
I think we need a strong parliament for a country like Sri Lanka and although there are mixed reviews about 19A, it’s a good move.