People can`t even say paan

  • 8 May 2007 14:40:13 GMT

    [Where are those who promised food on everybody`s table at affordable prices before the last presidential election? Are they here or still in Barbados? ]

    I met Shiranthi Rajapaksha in Barbados during the world cup. I asked her about the sky rocketing bread prices.

    She said - `If you cant afford Bread, then eat Cake`!


  • 8 May 2007 16:08:32 GMT

    If the people cannot say paan they can surely say;

    ` Hu Kaa Paan!` to the politicians!

  • 8 May 2007 18:04:38 GMT


    What is the origin of the word Paan?

  • 8 May 2007 18:16:13 GMT


    I think it comes from the Dutch word `BAAN` ! The dutch influence in NE among Tamils left us , few words like BAAN which became PAAN for both Tamils and Sinhalas..

    It is unfortunate to see how much the gosl make the poor people to suffer more and first !

    But the most unfortunate is too see the monkey Sinhala expatriates laughing at it and protecting this corrupted govt.

    Why to protect and defend such govt ??

    To erase Tamils from Sri lanka, simple as that.

  • 8 May 2007 18:32:55 GMT


    [What is the origin of the word Paan?]

    the PAAN price went extremely high to uncontrollable situation , are we talking about the same pann here :)

  • 8 May 2007 18:45:20 GMT

    As though the government cares if the price of any commodity went up. After all everything can be blamed on LTTE. WAR is definitely more important than PAAN. Why worry when the public can be sold.

  • 8 May 2007 19:46:44 GMT

    [What is the origin of the word Paan?]

    Its Portugese.

  • 8 May 2007 19:49:13 GMT


    I did not know that. Thanks for the definition. I think this Dutch word BAAN and the English word BUN have the same root word. BUN, BAAN, PAN did you ever realise that?


    I am referrring to the same paan.

  • 8 May 2007 20:34:35 GMT


    [I am referrring to the same paan.]

    shh.... let me keep an ambulance standby :)

  • 9 May 2007 04:55:42 GMT

    [People can`t even say paan]

    This heading is very fitting. This is the reality of day to day life of the ordinary people while some 2% of the population (politicos, armed forces, war mongers, etc) is having a good time.

    Every time SLFP backed government comes to power `paan` becomes a luxury item. Remember, Sirima/NM banned eating `paan`. CBK promised to give `paan` at R3.00 and never did that because she thaught Slankans were not good enough to eat what Queen of England eats,`paan`. MR says rice paan is better than `paanpity paan`.

    What an economic mess!