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By Jamila Najmuddin


Sri Lanka had funded at least five visits by British MP Liam Fox to the country, the Weston Mercury quoted a BBC investigation as saying. According to the BBC, Dr Fox visited Sri Lanka in November 2007 and four times between 2008-2009 and all were funded by Sri Lanka.

When contacted a Foreign Ministry official confirmed that the Sri Lankan government had funded a few visits of Dr. Fox to Sri Lanka and that funding visits to Sri Lanka by Foreign officials was nothing new.

A BBC investigation looked into which members had registered trips and declared those paid for by foreign governments.

Under Parliamentary rules, MPs must register such visits within four weeks and must declare a financial interest when tabling questions, motions or bills and when speaking out in the commons.

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  • Tuesday, 23 March 2010 06:06 PM

    Well, Fox is a Conservative MP and the Conservatives are highly likely to win the next election in the UK. Now that Miliband is not on good terms with us, I believe that the SL government was looking ahead to have an ally in the next UK government.

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 07:29 PM

    So, now where are the hardcore "patriots" who go on about "foreign meddling"? ... An absolutely pointless waste of money. ... I do not see any "national benefit" tied to his presence.

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 12:06 PM

    ALL TAXPAYERS MONEY-NOT FROM ANY POLITICOS POCKET.OVER TO YOU MR.SL FOREIGN MINISTER

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 12:07 PM

    Why we need an another Fox...Parliament is full of them !.

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 12:16 PM

    So what.? When everybody else including Presidents and Prime ministers of western countries are funded by LTTE funding a MP in Brtish parliament is nothing.

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 12:21 PM

    There is nothing wrong or illegal in buying goods in the market.

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 12:26 PM

    FOX FOXED

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 12:28 PM

    wow looks like our government is very rich but sad to see children are dying in hunger !

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 08:45 PM

    This 'sudu' Fox is cornered.

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 01:14 PM

    What’s wrong with his visit funded by Sri Lanka government, let him have some fun
    With money given by sri Lankans money.

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 01:19 PM

    Foxy way of Fox foxing another fox.

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 01:20 PM

    Milibrand and the other white tigers funded by the Ltte from the begining on, but so far we did`nt hear any kind of bbc investigations.Amazing isn` it ?

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 01:41 PM

    you guys are so lame and unintelligent in your arguments.

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 02:03 PM

    Englishmen and UK are Terrorists!! But Fox is an Angel

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 02:09 PM

    UK should be expelled from Sri Lanka !! But welcome Mr.Fox!!
    Cheating the fools!!!

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 02:11 PM

    CJ, EC, SPEAKER, SUPRIM COURTJUDGES,NAMBIAR, ALOK PRASAD,FOX.AND MANY MORE...............

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 02:20 PM

    And hyena's

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 02:27 PM

    Mr. Wimal Weerawansha please enlighten us on this !!!!!!

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 02:33 PM

    He has the correct surname !

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 02:33 PM

    can sri lankans chose to stay without paying taxes??

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 03:00 PM

    Not only hunger, even Dengue........

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 03:07 PM

    very good

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 03:09 PM

    why is this "deshapremi " government funding politicos from "adirajyawadi" countries?

    Wednesday, 24 March 2010 10:31 PM

    Has this 'investment' realized any 'dividends'?


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