CV's rejection was grave error-Govt

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The government yesterday hit out at the Northern Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran, saying it was a pity that he rejected the invitation to join the delegation led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to participate at the swearing in ceremony of India's Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi in New Delhi today.

"It is a grave error to attribute with the worst of motives for spontaneous gesture made with sincerity and good faith," External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peris said.

He also said a conducive atmosphere for the resolution of issues could have been created bad this invitation been accepted.

The minister said that President's wish was to have an inclusive delegation to India at the ceremony.

The delegation that is scheduled leave for India accompanied by President Rajapaksa are Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga, External Affairs Ministry Secretary Kshenuka Seneviratne, Monitoring MP Sajin Vaas Gunawardane, Jaffna Mayor Yoheswari Patkunarajah, Minister Arumugam Thondamna(A politician representing the Tamil of Indian origin the upcountry)(Kelum Bandara)

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  • Crazy Coot Monday, 26 May 2014 02:57 AM

    He obviously does not want to increase the country's debt?

    neengal Monday, 26 May 2014 03:00 AM

    TNA again playing partisan and divisive politics...why not just go and participate in open discussion?

    jack Monday, 26 May 2014 06:04 AM

    Ash! like phoenix

    bobby Monday, 26 May 2014 03:12 AM

    Or more like a painful kick in the gut for your ego.
    Some politicians have spines unlike most of you guys :)

    M.O.A.Careem Tuesday, 27 May 2014 08:52 AM

    Wig is scared to visit india

    shan Monday, 26 May 2014 03:20 AM

    I think the invitation is to the Heads of States, and they should not split that invitation to others. Those outside the invitees are only on-lookers.

    Saskia Monday, 26 May 2014 10:28 AM

    Well said.

    Nodrog Monday, 26 May 2014 03:30 AM

    Yes, agree with GL this time. Viggy missed a good opportunity to build the relationship by accepting the invite even as a token of goodwill.

    tjeyar Monday, 26 May 2014 12:32 PM

    ash u Sinhalese came form India oriza Pradesh.if u have doubt u can easily find your roots in Oriza. we Tamils in north and east are children of king Ravana. via DM Android App

    Truth Monday, 26 May 2014 03:49 AM

    It is NOT a honest and sincere Invitation by the Goverment but to portray different picture to Modi.

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 26 May 2014 11:32 AM

    Absolute truth.

    chris Monday, 26 May 2014 01:12 PM

    five years past this is not the first visit to india via DM Android App

    Ahmed Monday, 26 May 2014 08:05 AM

    What is the Vaas fellow's role there??? Monitoring MP?? what sort of MP is that??

    K.J.Mohan Monday, 26 May 2014 08:13 AM

    [quote name="Truth"]It is NOT a honest and sincere Invitation by the Goverment but to portray different picture to Modi.[/quote]

    Exactly correct

    Ash Monday, 26 May 2014 10:07 AM

    If up country Tamils are of Indian origin. Where did N & E Tamils originate from Anyone can throw some light on this via DM Android App

    CHARLES RODRIGO Monday, 26 May 2014 08:34 AM

    A PRINCIPLED STAND BY AT LEAST ONE OF OUR POLITICIANS.

    JOHN Monday, 26 May 2014 08:36 AM

    JOLLY GOOD.
    G.L. THINKS EVERY ONE IN THE COUNTRY IS A JOKER LIKE HIMSELF...

    ryan Monday, 26 May 2014 04:46 AM

    Its TNA's suicide

    Avatar Monday, 26 May 2014 04:56 AM

    [quote name="shan"]I think the invitation is to the Heads of States, and they should not split that invitation to others. Those outside the invitees are only on-lookers.[/quote]
    Yes, CV is a proud man, he just didn't want to be a joy rider like GL!!!

    vasanthie Monday, 26 May 2014 05:41 AM

    fully agree


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