Reports that Deputy Minister of External Affairs Neomal Perera apologized for on behalf of Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris’s claim, that Nepal requested Sri Lankan assistance in their internal affairs is a fictitious tale, Ministry of External Affairs said.
“The Deputy Minister made a courtesy call on Prime Minister Madhav Kumar in Katmandu, he made no apology for a statement made by Prof. Peiris. These are malicious and fabricated stories circulated in the media with no proper source,” Director General of Public Communications and Spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs Bandula Jayasekara said.
A Sri Lankan news site claimed on Wednesday that during Deputy Minister Perera’s visit to Katmandu he had apologized on behalf of his senior to the Nepalese Government.
Minister Peiris has stated repeatedly that during his discussions with Nepalese President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav in Beijing, the President has requested President Mahinda Rajapaksa to take up the role of peace negotiator in Nepal. However the Nepalese Government denied any such request. (Dianne Silva)
Comments - 25
sandman Saturday, 25 December 2010 11:33 AM
We are already a laughing stock, we have let so many jokers dictate terms to us and tell us how we should live.
SL Friday, 24 December 2010 05:02 PM
Someone said that Professor G.L.Pieris should be aptly named Great Lier Professor.
He lies on behalf of S.L. (super liers) Government.
Marcus Malli Friday, 24 December 2010 05:09 PM
This makes look our nation like a utter foolery
kalakanniya Friday, 24 December 2010 05:17 AM
like 2500 promise for govt.employees
LAKSHMAN Friday, 24 December 2010 05:21 AM
WITH ELOQUENT WORD PLAY, THE MINISTRY CAN SHROUD THE TRUTH AS THERE IS ONLY A THIN LINE BETWEEN FICTION & NON FICTION.
mahinda Friday, 24 December 2010 05:28 AM
We knew that ....Minister Peris has started a cleaning service/white washing institution for survival.
We cant govern the world.
Jim Dougal Friday, 24 December 2010 05:35 AM
And so Sri Lanka continues to conduct its foreign affairs with an air of comedy which would be the envy of Charlie Chaplain. Is it that the Sri Lankan Foreign Affairs Dept is staffed by people who are not up to the job, or are their best endeavours being brought to nil by interference from those 'above' them?
shameer Friday, 24 December 2010 05:47 AM
ooh... better look into next Wikileaks Cable... our beloved US ambassador Butenis will submit her evidence...........
Bhutanese Butenis Friday, 24 December 2010 06:49 AM
We all know by now that the world is looking up to us to solve its problems. Every country out there knows Lankans are the best problem solvers, and we have shown that with proof. Naturally, all countries would want us to intervene in their internal matters and solve them - case in point - remember how Bandula Jayasekara told Israel it should back off from Palestine and the Israelis quickly retreated? That's the power we have. Nepal just doesn't want to accept the truth because it is a bit shy.
Even Rahul Gandhi is asking Mahinda how to win in the next election, because of our expertise in winning elections.
Be proud to be a Sri Lankan - it is our time to shine.
The Undertaker Friday, 24 December 2010 07:16 AM
Thas Friday, 24 December 2010 07:15 AM
GLP doesn't know what he is talking about. Too old.
Alian Friday, 24 December 2010 07:34 AM
well said ...
RANJAN Friday, 24 December 2010 07:43 AM
tamil dissapha..disapora may be behind it
adhil Friday, 24 December 2010 07:56 AM
dont be too quick to insult GLP. after all he is the only person in the government we can trust
Dinesh Friday, 24 December 2010 08:00 AM
Im agreed with you and this one of the proven lie
Lanka Muslim, UK Friday, 24 December 2010 08:14 AM
The Govt. is struggling to find ways to solve the country's own problems, both internal and international, and the very people who are messing-up everything are talking of solving the problems of Nepal. Are these people a set of jokers. Our Govt. is like a drama stage where the Ministers perform various roles at various times and keep the people laughing. Something useful when the people are worried of the ever increasing cost of living.
Loku Pissa Friday, 24 December 2010 08:29 AM
You are absolutely true.
hemantha Friday, 24 December 2010 09:14 AM
Dam Shame on GL...he is like advertising LG
tissa Friday, 24 December 2010 09:42 AM
A good topic for people blinded with defeatism and could not bear the successes of the winners
Liar Saturday, 25 December 2010 02:05 AM
Ask the Nepali PM.
Thomas Friday, 24 December 2010 10:12 AM
WHO IS THE LIER?
Sri Lankan Friday, 24 December 2010 10:30 AM
GL should resign.
kay Friday, 24 December 2010 11:24 AM
you are in a different world of your own. when was it that you ran away from angoda
Yuri Friday, 24 December 2010 11:52 AM
I do not understand why you guys taking so serious? its like only Lie you dealing with... God
abay Friday, 24 December 2010 01:16 PM
let the deputy minister himself call a press meet and tell.
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