Is Rs.2500 enough to survive? - Bandula and Ravi debate
April 3, 2012 11:44 am
Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena and UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake will go head to head tonight (April 3) to debate the Ministerís claims that Rs.2500 a month is enough for a person to survive. Watch the debate live tonight at 9.45pm (16.15 GMT) on the Wada Pitiya programme on TV Derana.
FM Derana will also broadcast the debate simultaneously.
Minister Gunawardena stated a few days ago that Rs.7500 a month is enough for a family of three to survive with while stating that Rs.2500 is more than enough for one person.
In reply to questions put forward by the media regarding his theory, the Minister stated that he was ready to debate this issue with anyone who had passed A/L economics and has a degree in the subject.
The leader of the New Leftist Front, Prof. Wickremabahu Karunaratne, JVP MP Sunil Handunetti and UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake all expressed their interest in taking up the Ministerís challenge.
However, Minister Gunawardena only stated his interest in debating with MP Karunanayake.