Hulugalle’s diplomatic posting comes a cropper

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Lakshman Hulugalle, the former Director General of Media Center for National Security who was removed from his posts under controversial circumstances was prevented from receiving a diplomatic posting when a minister opposed the move at the last week’s cabinet meeting, a government source said.
 
He said a much respected senior minister had expressed serious concerns when External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris’s cabinet memo to appoint Mr. Hulugalle to the Sri Lankan mission in Canberra was submitted in the cabinet.
 
According to the source, President Mahinda Rajapaksa had said he wanted to send Mr. Hulugalle where he could not be seen because keeping him in Sri Lanka was a huge embarrassment for the President. 
 
He said none of the other ministers had uttered a word of support for Minister Peiris’s memo. 
 
The source said that what had transpired was a sort of reprimand to the External Affairs Ministry for its poor performance at international forums including at Geneva.
 
The External Affairs Ministry is also under the spotlight for appointing non-career diplomats and political stooges to Sri Lanka’s foreign missions resulting in questions being asked about Sri Lanka’s failed foreign policy.  (Sandun A. Jayasekera)
 
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  • Concerned Tuesday, 08 April 2014 05:02 AM

    Now it is clear beyond any doubt the qualifications required by the rulers of this country for diplomatic postings. What a shame!

    mohamed asfar Tuesday, 08 April 2014 05:02 AM

    if the president does not want to see someone in Sri Lanka he will be made a diplomat overnight ? funny or scary ?

    Cobra Tuesday, 08 April 2014 01:44 AM

    No matter who opposes Hula will end up a as a diplomat in some country or other.Period!

    Renu Tuesday, 08 April 2014 09:50 AM

    he has a dipressed mind what Diplomatic poosts for him Fit to be sent as a diplomut to gallows

    Ranjith Tuesday, 08 April 2014 06:38 AM

    Don't send him to Canberra. Send him to Ethiopia or Haiti as our Ambassador.

    kayay Tuesday, 08 April 2014 06:41 AM

    Minister GL should be removed from his position. He is a misfit and is a disgrace to all career diplomats. His recommendation of Hula to Canberra and the President's position that he wanted to send Hula to a place where he would not be an harassment to his excellency are both just to mislead the country and favour Hula

    Ranjith Tuesday, 08 April 2014 06:41 AM

    Then people think that all our Ambassadors are sent to various countries since they are not fir\t enough to be in our society and also embarrassment to the president. So it will be a disgrace for few of our good ambassadors like Dr.Nonis.

    Kalu Banda Tuesday, 08 April 2014 06:50 AM

    Oh GL, how have you fallen so LOW ?

    A.F.A.Cader Tuesday, 08 April 2014 07:04 AM

    Other than the president the whole world is quiet about Mr.Hulugulle. According to G.L. Peiris Theory, the whole world supports Mr.Hulugulle.

    Hula Tuesday, 08 April 2014 07:05 AM

    don't you know all these orders generate from so called HE

    Hula Tuesday, 08 April 2014 02:49 AM

    another red light

    Haraka Tuesday, 08 April 2014 12:37 PM

    Send these loonies to our diplomutic missions all over the world. No issues. But do not forget to change the name of the country to Loonyland as well. It will be appropriate. via DM iPad app

    M.O.A.Careem Tuesday, 08 April 2014 01:06 PM

    cattle say pot is black

    Sara Tuesday, 08 April 2014 02:52 AM

    Keeping me in Sri Lanka, is also a huge embarrassment for the President and the nation. Please send me also along to some First World Country.

    Plain Truth Tuesday, 08 April 2014 01:07 PM

    Australia is one country supported SL in recent events at Geneva. Do you guys want to send a joker to this country to spoil the goodwill.

    MrRetort Tuesday, 08 April 2014 01:11 PM

    Peris, your gray matter has been subjected to digestion and erosion into the commode.

    gts Tuesday, 08 April 2014 04:11 PM

    Now the time we need a person like mr kadiragarmer. via DM iPad app

    teni Tuesday, 08 April 2014 03:13 AM

    If this is our diplomats appointing method we will remain existing foreign will have external issues further.

    Ahmed Tuesday, 08 April 2014 07:30 AM

    Send him to Diego Garcia

    Renu Tuesday, 08 April 2014 03:29 AM

    They want send an aBSOLUTE nUT TO CANBERRA? wHAT A JOKE. we ARE ALREADY REDICULED BECAUSE OF THE nUTTY pROF

    Andrew Pitugala Tuesday, 08 April 2014 03:30 AM

    Qualification for Diplomatic posting. Our Foreign service is a total mess and a disgrace to our Country..

    Perumal Tuesday, 08 April 2014 10:50 AM

    [quote name="mohamed asfar"]if the president does not want to see someone in Sri Lanka he will be made a diplomat overnight ? funny or scary ?[/quote]
    If the president does not want to see him, his name must be added to the banned terrorist List.

    Kreedaka Tuesday, 08 April 2014 01:34 PM

    GL send him on a diplomatic mission, Hula will do the Hula-hoop for you to keep you amused. via DM iPad app

    kolitha herath Tuesday, 08 April 2014 08:12 AM

    Sri Lanka's diplomats should show their presence more. Some are very silent when there are quite a lot of criticisms leveled at the government regards human rights and other matters which requires rebuttal. Notably HC in Canada seems to be non existent when so much was being said against Sri Lanka specially during the CHOGM.

    old citizen Tuesday, 08 April 2014 08:15 AM

    President's embrassment and diplomatic appolntment.no wonder sri lanka miracle of asia

    max Tuesday, 08 April 2014 08:19 AM

    not only foreign,all polycies are failed there.only succesfully they are doping is stealing public money,so far.

    patriot Tuesday, 08 April 2014 09:48 AM

    fit to be sent to the Gallows ! via DM Android App

    mithra Tuesday, 08 April 2014 04:38 AM

    GLP does not know what is happening in the country. His knowledge seems to be limited to the four walls of his office. If he reads news papers he would have come to know who and what Hulugalle was. I think both men are a real embarrassment to the HE the President and to our country.


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