It was a welcome sight to see the photo shows Hon. Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera opting for the six-hour travel by train to Jaffna from Colombo this week to attend the inauguration of the ‘Enterprise Sri Lanka’ national exhibition which commenced yesterday; only goes to prove that there are still Ministers in Sri Lanka who set good example to all politicians. Hope more will use public transport than flying about in helicopters or travel by road in expensive cars with a large contingent of security forces escorting them, for it’s a luxury country in debts cannot afford. Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, is Minister of Finance and is a United National Party Matara District parliamentarian. After having his primary education at Royal College, Colombo, Mangala completed his studies in London.
Let us hope at least the next generation of ministers will follow this example from 2020 when a new cabinet of ministers will be formed by after the General Election expected next year!