How does a call of nature last for 30 minutes ?

Published : 9:14 am  January 19, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 


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jhghhjgBy Lahiru Pothmulla   

While urging the President and ministers not to belittle the post he holds, his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday wanted to know if it was a bladder or a water tank that President Maithripala Sirisena has to answer a call of nature for 30 minutes. 

Minister Rajitha Senaratne on Wednesday said President Sirisena did not storm out of the Cabinet meeting and he had simply gone out to answer a call of nature.   

Mr. Rajapaksa said the minister had come up with this ludicrous excuse to cover up the fact that the President had actually been furious and had stormed out of the Cabinet meeting.   

“There was a drama enacted at a Cabinet meeting held recently. The scriptwriter is unknown. The President had come to the meeting, yelled and then had stormed out. Afterwards, the Prime Minister and other ministers had gone and brought the President back. This is like a boy leaving a house following a fight with his parents and is then brought back in after consoling him.   

When asked about what occurred at the Cabinet briefing by journalists, the former President said someone had explained that the President went to answer a call of nature. “Is it a bladder or the water tank from Colombo that the President has to answer a call of nature for half an hour?”   

The post of President shouldn’t be belittled in this manner. When this happens the country and its people also feel they are being belittled,” Mr. Rajapaksa explained.   

He expressed these views at a Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) election rally held at the Vihara Maha Devi Open Theatre in Colombo yesterday.   

Commenting on the development projects carried out by the previous government in Colombo, Mr. Rajapaksa said their objective had been to elevate Colombo City to higher standards by the time the Port City was completed.   

“All the development work has been reversed now. Garbage is piling up everywhere. Dengue cases are on the increase. This is why we need to rebuild the city as well as the country soon,” he said.   




Pic by Nisal Baduge