Bandula ready for public debate
Education Minister Bandula Gunawardene said today said he was ready for a public debate to prove that a family of three could survive with a monthly income of Rs.7500.
He told a news conference he would meet anyone with a sound knowledge of economics to disprove what he said.
Mr. Gunawardene said his argument was that a small family could survive on Rs.7,500 a month and pointed out that school hostels spend only Rs.2,500 to feed a student for a month.
The minister who used to be an economics teacher said a family spends only 41 per cent of the monthly income for food and the rest is spent on clothes and to pay utility bills.
He said this is what is computed by the Colombo Consumer Price Index which works out the average income of a family and their spending patterns.
The minister said his argument was based on sound economic principals and he could prove it any time.
Courtesy: DM Online
Lankwe ugath pandithayo…
according to your opinion other people can be survived from 2500 but please tell me how much you spent a month to survive yourself?
we as a Sri Lankan’s living in western countries know the living standards in people who living here and how western governments facilitate to thire living standards..pls at least now stop the bull shit and help innocent pepole to make better living condition..
pls hepl to poor sri lankans what you learnt but dont f**k them from your fu**ing econonmic knoledge..
Why does not he:
1. Give the rest of his salary each month openly to some good cause like welfare for the war victims, then stop using government supplied A/C car and travel by b/trai and show the country how to do it?
2. Understand there is a big difference between surviving and living? People just surviving can not contribute to developing a country. They are a burden on the society. People those who live are fit both physically and mentally and capable of doing work.
Minister, If my memory is correct you are an ex-teacher. I think you need to learn and read a lot more before trying to teach and preach the rest!
We’re kind of people who can Survive WITHOUT ANY MONEY for a month..! But not ministers..!
All armed service personals have training of enduranr & survival. So what a kidding bull shit is this talk…?