MR asks envoys appointed by him to plan for future

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had held talks with envoys appointed during his Presidency to serve in Sri Lankan missions abroad and requested them to come up with suggestions on Sri Lankan’s foreign policy to be adopted under a future government.

Former External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris told the Daily Mirror that all envoys appointed by Mr. Rajapaksa had attended the meeting.

“We had a fruitful discussion. We talked about what we were trying to accomplish during our time in office and where we might have gone wrong. We contrasted it with the present situation in the country,” he said.

He said the former president had asked them for their thoughts on a future foreign policy.

“The former envoys formed themselves into various committees on the basis of geographical regions where they served. Those who served in Asia were in one group. I will be meeting them every month as they formulate their thoughts,” Prof. Peiris said.

  Comments - 25

  • Rani Saturday, 28 July 2018 12:47 PM

    This is false propaganda by the JO. Would the envoys who are honorable officers from the foreign service, attend meetings organised by MR knowing very well that he was a crook who robbed starting with tsunami aid.

    upali Sunday, 29 July 2018 06:03 PM

    How come RW, UNP and Yahapalana government failed to prove a single allegation against MR. To believe MR is a crook while Central Bank thieves are saints is stupidity at its highest.

    Lord Wolfstein Saturday, 28 July 2018 12:56 PM

    Only professional officials from the diplomatic service should be used. All political envoys should be fired immediately.

    Donald Trump Saturday, 28 July 2018 08:41 PM

    Disagree. New world order is for the best of the best people to take up positions without regard to career diplomats and politically backed personnel. The best Sri Lankan should get the post without discrimination weather he works for the foreign service or not is irrelevant. Trust me.

    TONY Monday, 30 July 2018 08:57 AM

    HELLO TRUMP. THEN WHY A FOREIGN SERVICE DEPT

    Southpaw Saturday, 28 July 2018 01:01 PM

    Mr Ex President , are your so called appointments actually career Diplomats or simply " Diplomuts " . If its the latter then god save Sri lanka

    lkboy Monday, 30 July 2018 09:17 AM

    The kind of Udayanga Weeratunga. lol

    Nuwan Saturday, 28 July 2018 01:02 PM

    Great! Did the guy who got slapped by one of your stooges in London too attended the meeting? Let me tell you MRIts pathetic

    Dutugamunu1 Saturday, 28 July 2018 01:32 PM

    Since all of them are political henchmen how can they produce a fruitful suggestions

    Ceylon Saturday, 28 July 2018 01:38 PM

    Weerathunga and jaliya allready in lanka???.

    Sam Saturday, 28 July 2018 06:57 PM

    So that means Rajapaksha and a family get together. Government should investigate whether this family is planing for a coup because they can never come to power democratically.

    ABN Monday, 30 July 2018 07:35 AM

    Pls dont takk rubbish.

    J A Nihal Peiris Saturday, 28 July 2018 06:58 PM

    MR please kindly Name your Envoys we all would like to know their Good Names Now JO trying to Fool our Educated peoples Stay Alert

    Ash Saturday, 28 July 2018 07:05 PM

    How does one who is aspiring apply for a position?

    Ananda Saturday, 28 July 2018 08:39 PM

    May be MR is daydreaming to come to power with his 39% of voter base!

    Rest Saturday, 28 July 2018 09:50 PM

    Mr. Past president, just go home and rest.

    DA SILVA Saturday, 28 July 2018 10:12 PM

    If they have attended the meeting, who paid for their air tickets? Foreign Ministry should take initiative to fire them all!!

    Buddhist Saturday, 28 July 2018 10:20 PM

    How many Governments do we have, we have the current Yahapalana Govt., we have the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam and now we have a defacto Government of Mahinda Rajapakse who is trying to show he is the head of a illegal Government that does not legally exist. We all know how crooked the previous Ambassadors and High Commissioners were. Do we need all these Governments and all these diplomats who are crooks?

    Lanki Saturday, 28 July 2018 10:38 PM

    Mahinda Rajapakse got very worried when the President nominated our "Puss Pundit Dayan's" name as Ambassador of Russia. He is worried that it may be Palitha Kohona next who will be offered a job and it would mean Mahinda's kitchen cabinet members are fading.

    Rex Sunday, 29 July 2018 12:51 PM

    Ha Ha Jaliya Wicramuriya , Udayanga and all with Sajin Vass as monitoring them

    Gdesilva Sunday, 29 July 2018 01:01 PM

    You had 10 years, only thing you and your family did was robbing the poor state into the tune of . Do not try to fool the people. The people in this country have much higher education than you and you family

    Chanaka Sunday, 29 July 2018 01:34 PM

    At least MR has a vision!! What does Yahapalanaya have? All talk and no action!! Sorry guys but that's the future of our island nation so deal with it!

    Coconut Republic Sunday, 29 July 2018 02:10 PM

    Dear intelligent public, these acts are nothing but to confuse. Be smart and be alert, all plans are to hood wink and to loot again. If you great people vote again for this family and their goons , that's the end of our motherland.

    imtiyaz Sunday, 29 July 2018 05:37 PM

    Probably discussing about giving a self defense training for all envoys to safeguard them from sajin vaas type of attacks

    Dallas Monday, 30 July 2018 09:20 AM

    MR is coming back, there is no double about it.All concerned people on this forum who are shivering need to get used to this new normal.He will be better than last time and solve a number of red hot issues in the countryONLY LEADERS WHO IMPLEMENT THINGS GET THINGS WRONG,HOW EVER MR US 100 TIMES BETTER THAN THE GAVAPALANAYA I VOTED LAST TIME


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