Susil says ready to even beg to provide meals for children

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Leader of the House Susil Premajayantha said he is ready to even beg if it can provide an extra meal for schoolchildren during the economic crisis in the country.

In response to MP Wimal Weerawasa’s statement that Premajayantha (as the Education Minister) was going around begging to collect aid from the international community, the Leader of the House said if he loses his ministerial portfolio he would go back to the Court as a lawyer.

“I have a place to go if I lose the ministerial portfolio. But those who criticise me do not have anywhere to go. I did not earn money by engaging in corruption and fraud. I did not build homes using public funds. But certain people even have pending Court cases as they were unable to prove how they earned their properties,” he said.

“These people criticise me based on an assistance we got from the US Government. But, Sri Lanka has obtained such assistance from international communities throughout its history,” he said.

BY Methmalie Dissanayake