I rejected citizenship offers from many developed countries – Gammanpila
While disclosing that he had refused numerous invitations to obtain citizenship and work in developed countries, Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpila said he declined all such offers as Sri Lanka is one of the most unique countries in the world.
He also said, despite the fact that there are many good things our country has to offer, many are making a mockery ofit by finding reasons to weep. He said people should be well aware that Sri Lanka is a unique country that provides free education and health services.
Minister Gammanpila expressed these concerns during the presentation of letters of permanency to Graduate Trainees appointed to the Seethawaka Divisional Secretariat.
“You are now a part of the public sector. I do not need to remind you of the disappointment you felt when you first joined, earned a degree, and met your parents’ expectations. Previously, public service meant ‘serving the king’. But today it is a different story. The people of this country are our ‘Kings’ as the Constitution, clearly states that the sovereignty of Sri Lanka belongs to the people,” he stressed. In addition, he noted that the salary paid to a State officer is subsidised by the tax paid by a beggar who begs from morning to night and gathers money tirelessly to satisfy hunger.
“We all get paid from taxes that the poorest people in our country pay with their hard-earned money, and that includes both you and me,” he remarked.
(Source: Ceylon Today – By Thameenah Razeek)
What a joker !!
Which developed country invited you, my dear Sir?
No developed country will invite a ‘kalla’ unless you are the brother of Einstein.
He appears to be suffering from Transient Global Amnesia.
LoL LoL Lol !!!! He should at least publish few of those many !!!!!!! Empty words full of hot air !!!!!!!! If a stupid constant grin the owner think fits any occasion (which is obviously not!) somebody might want him.
ANY UPDATES ON FINDING OIL IN THE MANNAR BASIN???? That is what the public is waiting for.
No country will offer citizenship to anybody like that. Never mind a develop country even a under develop country not invite anybody unless you are a multi milliner. or a top class business man who could contribute value to that country.
You a lying basterd .. Your stupidly is paramount.
.Numerous invitations? What are those countries. Or it is (1) Sri Lanka, (2) Sri Lanka, (3) Sri Lanka
This is the joke of the year 2022.
We want Udaya. We want Udaya. We want Udaya. Great asset to our countries. it is a shame we cannot get this man to be our leader. prime minister or even as the president. Look at his beautiful face and his smile. That will do to make him a citizen of our country. He is refusing our citizenship. We are very sad. Now we are crying.
Normally one applies for citizenship from another country. Minister Gammanpila probably represents “American exceptionalism” gone into his head !! Some advice to the Minister –
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt” so said Abraham Lincoln. I agree in toto with Roxie and Indra.