The statement made by the Minister of Education, Bandula Gunawardena, that an individual can subsist on a salary of Rs. 2500.00 is at the forefront of the political arena at the moment.
In a press conference at the Ministry of Education, the minister had this to say
In response to the statement by Minister Bandula Gunawardana, the leader of the New Samasamaja Party, Dr. Wickramabahu Karunaratna, made the following statement.
In addition, Minister Bandula Gunawardana issued a challenge stating that he is willing to go in to a debate regarding this under the condition that the opposition would need to be as learned as he is.
However, the leader of the New Samasamaja Party, Dr. Wickramabahu Karunaratna had the following to say in response to the statement by the Minister of Education.