Video: Obama to visit SL by year end

2015-06-16 05:26:27

US President Barak Obama had assured that he would visit Sri Lanka at the end of this year, Leader of the House and Plantation Industries Minister Lakshman Kiriella told a news briefing today.

He said the government had invited Mr. Obama to visit the country.

Mr. Kiriella came out with this information, while countering one allegation stated in the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, that Sri Lanka had been isolated internationally after he assumed duties as the premier.

“If world leaders like President Obama are waiting to visit Sri Lanka how could anyone say the country is isolated?” he asked.

Countering allegations of controversial bond issue, which is another allegation made against the Premier, he said the Supreme Court had cleared Central Bank governor Arjuna Mahendran over the allegation. (Yohan Perera)


Video by Sanath Desmond

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  Comments - 29

  • Sincere Tuesday, 16 June 2015 11:15

    May be "gedera yana gaman" at the end of this year!

    Reply : 91       51

    Samantha Bandara Tuesday, 16 June 2015 13:29

    LOL even he visit way on his home better than direct visit of Swaziland President

    Reply : 14       78

    Chryshan K. Tuesday, 16 June 2015 11:17

    President and this govt is managing the diplomatic areas very well. Our foreign relationships are excellent whether North, East, South or West. We are non aligned any particular country anymore.

    Reply : 42       183

    sach Tuesday, 16 June 2015 11:43 know when US high profile fellows visit you, it means it is not going good

    Reply : 120       58

    sundar Tuesday, 16 June 2015 11:22

    we welcome you sir this is a good new for my mother land. via DM Android App

    Reply : 28       101

    Greatiaen Tuesday, 16 June 2015 11:50

    Great news.This shows the Foreign policy of Yahapalanaya.Credi should go to our President,Hon.Mangala and Hon.Ranil.

    Reply : 25       92

    Desmond Jeromme Wednesday, 17 June 2015 09:40

    Yes your honour, we really appreciate your move to visit SriLanka. We are proud of you Sir.

    Reply : 1       3

    Fassey Tuesday, 16 June 2015 11:48

    Welcome. Result of good international relationship maintained by the present government.

    Reply : 18       88

    Bala Tuesday, 16 June 2015 12:41

    USA is still the most powerful country. I am sure till Obama was advised by his ministers that he should visit SL, he would not have had a clue where SL was. Some years go at LA airport, the Immigration asked me where is SL - I said just a drop below India. She said OH and stamped the passport.

    Reply : 7       50

    Saman Tuesday, 16 June 2015 11:48

    Mother Lanka is honoured if US President visit Sri Lanka.

    Reply : 25       79

    Bubble Banda Wednesday, 17 June 2015 09:42

    Great people will visit SL only the great leaders rules our nation.

    Reply : 1       6

    Damien Tuesday, 16 June 2015 11:49

    How can we take the word of these ministers

    Reply : 36       33

    Bala Tuesday, 16 June 2015 12:35

    Yes u only believe MR and his five jokers who say the most hilarious fibs.

    Reply : 8       45

    Rajan Tuesday, 16 June 2015 13:39

    If the information is wrong, USA would definitely deny this news within a day or two.

    Reply : 4       43

    ara Tuesday, 16 June 2015 13:02

    their main objective is to deter Chinas expansion, nothing else. Nobody cares for America no more lets live in present times

    Reply : 28       21

    sadees Tuesday, 16 June 2015 13:17

    enjoy your trip to Sri Lanka

    Reply : 8       26

    Horri Jimonis Wednesday, 17 June 2015 09:45

    MR only can invite Ethiopian President to SriLanka, but MS

    Reply : 1       5

    BUSHEL Tuesday, 16 June 2015 13:32


    Reply : 26       15

    Dilip Tuesday, 16 June 2015 17:48

    Comming colours are not good.

    Reply : 10       14

    Simenthi Tuesday, 16 June 2015 19:38

    Looking at how most countries that got a visit from Obama ended up developing fast (eg-Philippines) the colour is good

    Reply : 8       12

    Pambaya Tuesday, 16 June 2015 14:57

    Coming to collect his share from MS. MR will make him leave empty hand!!

    Reply : 26       18

    Ceylonese Tuesday, 16 June 2015 15:51

    Ona gonekuta Sr Lankawata enna puluwan..LOL

    Reply : 7       22

    Upul Tuesday, 16 June 2015 17:57

    LOL, Hilarious.Good one.

    Reply : 4       9

    patriot Tuesday, 16 June 2015 16:10

    can see most of the comments are ignorant, is like crab jumping to hot boiling water.

    Reply : 7       17

    C.K.Lankaputhra Wednesday, 17 June 2015 05:38

    You are welcome Sir.

    Reply : 2       2

    Namal Wednesday, 17 June 2015 08:07

    May be coming for a holiday.

    Reply : 1       0

    sunil nonis Wednesday, 17 June 2015 09:04

    The president is most welcome and its a honour for the country

    Reply : 0       1

    jay Wednesday, 17 June 2015 10:21

    another elecion "gundu"

    Reply : 2       1

    Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 17 June 2015 10:47

    No putha, the whole world is with our Govt. MR had only he got loans on higher interest.

    Reply : 1       2

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