Big VIP booking by SL

28 March 2011 02:36 pm - 44     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The office of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa have requested 30 seats in the ICC president’s box, should the Lankans line up for a second successive World Cup final in Mumbai on April 2, the Indian Express reported.

“The Sri Lankan government had sent in a request to Sharad Pawar after the team booked a semifinal berth in the likelihood of them reaching the final,” a BCCI source said on the condition of anonymity.

“The President might travel with an entourage of 30 and they’ll be seated in the 200-seater president’s box at the Wankhede Stadium. Should India also make it to the final, the number of dignitaries will obviously be many more, and it is going to be quite a task for the hosts to accommodate all the local requests,” he added.

  Comments - 44

  • anpan Tuesday, 29 March 2011 06:14 AM


    paulraj Monday, 28 March 2011 11:20 PM

    Your leadrership is the formula fo winners the grinners

    anton.J Monday, 28 March 2011 11:19 PM

    Mr.President, is taking the Tab & covering the cost for the flights ! (official Travel)

    Elaris Monday, 28 March 2011 11:35 PM

    MR please, don't take any of your cronies.

    citizen1 Tuesday, 29 March 2011 12:14 AM

    Fine if we are spending our own money!

    citizen1 Tuesday, 29 March 2011 12:16 AM

    As if he knows anything about country before self!

    Kaush Tuesday, 29 March 2011 06:50 AM

    Are you one of them??

    Loku Pissa Tuesday, 29 March 2011 12:18 AM

    Hey YOU wait till they finish Semi-Final - No thank you for Unneccssary presure on players.

    Kaush Tuesday, 29 March 2011 06:51 AM

    Too bad!!

    tharanga-Aus Tuesday, 29 March 2011 01:04 AM

    Nothing wrong with this . Good Luck Sri lanka !

    Decker Tuesday, 29 March 2011 01:16 AM

    Only 30 Seats for the King??? What about all his court jesters...?

    Punchi Putha Tuesday, 29 March 2011 01:47 AM

    Your antics will not work outside SL

    Dheen Tuesday, 29 March 2011 08:05 AM

    Dear president, you go ahead with your tamashas. Elections are all over, nothing to worry about. Let us think about the development later. Have fun and all the best to you.

    Anaconda Tuesday, 29 March 2011 08:20 AM

    If we go through today, you may visit on the 3rd April with the crowd please.

    Sebaa Tuesday, 29 March 2011 02:49 AM

    Hhas the Ind PM invited 30 Sri Lankans to watch the Finals with him?

    Sebaa Tuesday, 29 March 2011 03:01 AM

    My 5 years kid also is same as this. Mehe newa golunath U ta oane ban chuun...

    watchreplica Tuesday, 29 March 2011 09:11 AM

    watch replica
    Omega Constellation

    Top Sri Lankan Tuesday, 29 March 2011 09:33 AM

    I hope the VIP's bad luck dont affect our players.

    banda Tuesday, 29 March 2011 03:23 AM

    very good

    banda Tuesday, 29 March 2011 03:24 AM


    sxhabeeb Tuesday, 29 March 2011 03:31 AM

    did he get an invitation from Manmohan,,,,,

    hewwel Tuesday, 29 March 2011 03:28 AM

    In my opinion its not recomended. Let them play their natural GAME...

    lankaputha Tuesday, 29 March 2011 03:30 AM

    who pays for the tickets and other expenses please..

    Anay Sir Tuesday, 29 March 2011 10:37 AM

    Appoh MR..Please stay where you are..Thanks BUT No Thanks PLEASE.

    Chuti Tuesday, 29 March 2011 10:52 AM

    Take an example from the Kiwi Prime Minister, Mr. Rajapakse! They are the gentleman leaders!!

    DHA Tuesday, 29 March 2011 03:42 AM

    very true....and in the end we end up putting someone else into trouble......

    Oyage sudu kella Tuesday, 29 March 2011 04:28 AM

    he he he!

    Oyage sudu kella Tuesday, 29 March 2011 04:33 AM

    All you guys are jealous 'co you can't afford to go for the finals.

    citizen1 Monday, 28 March 2011 03:19 PM

    Ofcourse!! Nothing less than the best !! hehe Surprising that all 200 seats were not booked!

    henry Tuesday, 29 March 2011 04:28 AM

    no where in the world do you get such job less leaders.....banana republic !

    lokka Monday, 28 March 2011 03:39 PM

    Mr.President, Please don't visit the players or talk to them... even going to watch the match with a bunch of fat people, will add extra pressure on the players. Last time you did the same by visiting the Caribbean. You have lost your touch Mr. President. please mind the other issues in the country. Our players aren't good at handling the pressure, we all saw that in the game against Pak and the Eng.

    Appuhamy Monday, 28 March 2011 03:49 PM

    We Sri lankas are big spenders...

    George Tuesday, 29 March 2011 04:47 AM

    Try asking the NZ PM if he is willing to join u to India at least

    Nina Kamal Monday, 28 March 2011 04:01 PM

    Ohhe palayan!!!! Win or loose SLankans booze!!!

    MrRetort Tuesday, 29 March 2011 04:49 AM


    Kalani Raja Tuesday, 29 March 2011 04:59 AM

    Unfortunately, we didn't get a free ticket just like you!!

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 28 March 2011 04:03 PM

    Reminds one of the 30-odd first class seats demanded by MR from Sri Lankan Airlines to accommodate his entourage and what subsequently happened.

    Janaka Tuesday, 29 March 2011 05:00 AM

    fully agree with you

    Guru Tuesday, 29 March 2011 05:01 AM

    MR is dreaming that SL will win. No way.

    The Liberal Tuesday, 29 March 2011 04:53 AM

    look 5-6 tickets is fair enough, but 30 is too much. Plus we the taxpayers will have to pay the bill for travel and hotels expenses in the end.

    Gamaya Tuesday, 29 March 2011 05:04 AM

    Take Mervin with you. Then we can definitely win this match. (doesn't matter how)

    RAYMOND Friday, 09 March 2012 03:53 PM

    so good.,;index.html,default.html,email address,

    kaputakukula Tuesday, 29 March 2011 05:44 AM

    For the joy ride and the fun game.... think what... folks we are going to be robbed of another few millions of rupees from the public fund.

    Afker Hussain Monday, 28 March 2011 06:28 PM

    Please Mr President stay at home and protect our country in the event the LTTE makes a surprise attack this time with Toy Planes....

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