Democracy expensive, peace rare: President

  • 24 Jul 2007 00:50:39 GMT

    The most expensive thing in this world is the expenditure to the jumbo cabinet in Sri Lanka. The rearrest thing is honest politicians who can render their service to the masses with out robbing them.

  • 24 Jul 2007 06:19:22 GMT

    [Democracy expensive, peace rare]

    Honesty and Statesmanship non-existent!

    Corruption is THE way of life!

    That`s the style in the former `Pearl of the Indian Ocean` which has now been transformed into the `Roasted Nut of the Indian Ocean` !

  • 24 Jul 2007 18:19:35 GMT

    Democracy is expensive in country like Sri Lanka because they use democreacy as a prostitute. If you govern a country democratically it is very cheap and everybody will compete to buy it.

  • 24 Jul 2007 20:27:54 GMT

    Minister admits he stole money. Not only democracy but also ministerial posts are expensive.

    [ Mervyn Silva pleads guilty to cheque fraud

    Labour Minister Mervyn Silva who yesterday pleaded guilty to a charge of misappropriation of a cheque to the value of Rs. 70,000 was released by Colombo High Court after being ordered to pay Rs. 2500 as state costs.Mr. Silva who appeared through a motion filed by his attorney pleaded guilty to the amended indictment of misappropriation with a dishonoured cheque worth Rs. 70,000. ]

  • 25 Jul 2007 03:30:03 GMT

    [Addressing the SLFP`s 17th national convention at Maharagama the President said, `The most expensive thing in this world is democracy and the rarest thing is peace. Today, we are in search of these two, and I invite all patriots to join us in order to ensure the accomplishment of this task.]

    So finally one Sri Lankan leader has acknowledged that Sri Lanka is a Pseudo Democratic country. Since there is no socialism either our country should be renamed as Pseudo Democratic republic of Sri Lanka. Socialism and Democracy never went hand in hand together in world history.

  • 25 Jul 2007 05:38:27 GMT

    [The most expensive thing in this world is democracy and the rarest thing is peace]

    Very true. Democracy is expensive because autocracy does not want to die to make way for democracy. So like maintain old and dependent parents we have maintain the autocrats.

    Peace is rare because people want to `profit`. When one profits another loses. Hence until we contend with break-even as a group - we will not realise peace.

    Gaja Lakshmi Paramasivam from Australia

  • 25 Jul 2007 06:34:37 GMT

    To find something rare, it needs a lot of expenses to find. If anything expensive is left in hand, however small it is, time to sell to cover the said expenses.

    Is this what is in Mahinda`s head?

  • 25 Jul 2007 09:15:06 GMT

    Ignorance is even more expensive than education.

    Rearming paramilitaries is more expensive than disarming them.

    Abductions and killing are more expensive than saving lives.

    Destruction is more expensive than construction.

    Breaching agreements is more expensive than honouring them.

  • 25 Jul 2007 16:46:06 GMT

    Nice Motto.