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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who reached Vietnam last afternoon had decided to cut short his visit because of the tragedy at Meetotamulla, sources close to him told journalists today.

Sources said he decided to cut the visit short as a result of the disaster at the Meetotamulla garbage dump, which has killed over 25 people.

The Prime Minister was to get back to Sri Lanka on Wednesday April 19. However he is expected return to Island before that date sources added. (Yohan Perera in Vietnam)

 

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  • p nonis Tuesday, 18 April 2017 09:26 AM

    Excavate earth to build roads and dump garbage and fill it.or ship it to Singapore to extend to extend their land.build the new bridge to india in the palk strait 12 km of resurrected land from garbage.

    seqi Sunday, 16 April 2017 09:17 PM

    he must of read comments in Daily Mirror via DM Android App

    wrongUn Sunday, 16 April 2017 09:24 PM

    Most of his trips bring no passive results. What has this government done to the general pubic in the last two years. Well yes, the increase in VAT. We are now getting fed up of the loans that Sri Lanka has to pay. It is time these fellows tighten their belts (the pants keep falling at present) and move the country forward.

    kondaya77 Sunday, 16 April 2017 09:25 PM

    The Government could have avoided this tragedy by removing the garbage from the current site.Third world country,third would politics.

    ceylon Sunday, 16 April 2017 09:26 PM

    what a foolish action.after came back give back the lives lost .waste of opportunity by canseling the important meetings in vietnam.didnt do anything before happenednow . via DM Android App

    Concern Citizen Sunday, 16 April 2017 09:37 PM

    Prime Minister as soon you come back issue decrees:1)DEMOLISH ALL SHANTY HOUSES . 2)CREATE RESCUE UNITS ,commandoes not suited for this situation. 3)CREATE A MEDICAL UNIT MADE UP OF OUR SCIENCE ACADEMICS , our doctors were hopeless they could not save lives.

    rw Sunday, 16 April 2017 10:02 PM

    decisions to be taken at right time. otherwise will face like this . SAITAM also a long unresolved problem. wish will not end like Meetotamulla. via DM iOS App

    ranmala Sunday, 16 April 2017 10:21 PM

    Tragedy waiting to happen. Too late. You guys are always late. Must act before calamity. Masses losing confidence in politicos

    rosebud Sunday, 16 April 2017 10:24 PM

    I hope you solve this problem once and for all. Find out who was responsible and charge them with involuntary manslaughter. This is not a joke. via DM Android App

    Citizen Sunday, 16 April 2017 10:48 PM

    Please don't come.

    Shelly. Sunday, 16 April 2017 11:27 PM

    No use. via DM Android App

    no differnce Sunday, 16 April 2017 11:52 PM

    WE PAY HIS TAXES...USLESS TRIPS WITH 10 MEMBERS. MR AND RANIL ARE DOING THE SAME THING NO DIFFERENCE

    Burampi Aiya Monday, 17 April 2017 01:51 AM

    More garbage for the heap?

    hari Monday, 17 April 2017 04:05 AM

    What for?? The horses have bolted, all politicians have made their millions and RW is playing to the galary.

    weera Monday, 17 April 2017 04:40 AM

    What difference does it make even if you come early?

    Citizen Monday, 17 April 2017 06:15 AM

    Please don't come back

    Lal Monday, 17 April 2017 06:32 AM

    Stupid decision. Coming here won't make things faster and we could have gained a lot of trade ties with vietnam

    late Monday, 17 April 2017 07:33 AM

    in the past also some tragedy happened this is how our politicians behave while enjoying bilateral relationships in foreign countries via DM Android App

    ahamed Monday, 17 April 2017 08:39 AM

    These guys enjoy the Colombo District Votes for a long time but no solution for these innocent people, making short visit does not make any changes to the affected people now very late.

    Citizen of Sri Lanka Monday, 17 April 2017 08:48 AM

    This unfortunate disaster happened when he was in Japan. Despite that he proceeds to Vietnam. This shows his concern towards the people being a Prime Minister. I mean knowing that this was a long overdue problem not settled yet.

    Visitor to Sri Lanka Monday, 17 April 2017 09:10 AM

    Yours a brilliant idea specially about Non -Doctors Medical Unit.

    Sharon Monday, 17 April 2017 10:00 AM

    Nothing will happen...........

    MP Monday, 17 April 2017 10:11 AM

    True

    SD Monday, 17 April 2017 10:14 AM

    He must be coming to give life to those who are already dead!

    SW Monday, 17 April 2017 10:16 AM

    When a roof of school building fell on the children, Education Minister said it was not his responsibility. We are paying huge taxes to maintain such Ministers!

    Perumal Monday, 17 April 2017 12:43 PM

    He might have been to Vietnam to see if we could get a site in that country to dump our garbage. Pity, he had to cut short that trip.

    Amir Monday, 17 April 2017 02:18 PM

    These readers never commented during MR period fearing for their lives. Now they all are out to criticize RW. This clearly show democracy and how people can use it.


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