MR listed for UN meet

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been listed to attend the UN General Debate next month in New York, the innercity press website reported. According to the website President Rajapaksa has been listed in the schedule for the UN session.

If President Rajapaksa does visit the UN it would be his first visit to the UN since the appointment of a controversial panel on Sri Lanka by UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon. The government has objected to the appointment of the panel. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Regi Monday, 02 August 2010 07:06 AM

    He should take WImal with him. If anything goes wrong Wimal can fast.

    Babanis Monday, 02 August 2010 07:33 AM

    It is not that you have to talk in English. What is important is what you talk about and how it is presented.

    Saheed Monday, 02 August 2010 08:30 AM

    Indika. Yes. All speeches are translated into Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and French. In addition to English these are the five languages in the UN.You have to submit 40 copies of your speech to the UN well in advance for translation. When the speech is going on from the earphones on the your seat you can select the language.

    Sri Lankan in Dubai Monday, 02 August 2010 08:37 AM

    Since that everyone including MR has confirmed that there was no violation and resettlment is in progress as planned by the GOSL. This will be right place for him to go and publically put forward to the world. Clear this whole mess which is only distroying our Nations image. But if MR fails to attend this great moment then the International Countries & the Sri Lankans should understand that MR was just playing for the Gallery.

    KD Monday, 02 August 2010 08:41 AM

    Sour grapes.

    AJ - COLOMBO Monday, 02 August 2010 08:48 AM

    Wimal's plan "A" didnt work now it's time for plan "B"

    Ranjana Monday, 02 August 2010 09:37 AM

    Wimal can do his act in front of the UN Headquarters this time and MR can give him water to stop his fast for the whole world to see

    Farshard Monday, 02 August 2010 03:32 AM

    So MR.WIMAL can start part 2 film???

    Hash Monday, 02 August 2010 03:34 AM

    All those protests and fasting just for nothing ..

    Don Wickram Monday, 02 August 2010 03:35 AM

    I am extremely grateful to the UN for giving our President an opportunity to tell the world out there what we think as a Nation on the appointment of the Panel by the UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon.

    Surasena Monday, 02 August 2010 03:39 AM

    MR, take WW with you to NY and have 'a fast unto death' in front of the UN building demanding the removal of the 'expert panel'.

    aaaaaaaaaaaa Monday, 02 August 2010 10:59 AM

    will he be arrested for war crimes

    Cynic Monday, 02 August 2010 03:48 AM

    MR's speech:
    We won the war. We won the war (repeat for 30 minutes).

    PABA AND ROSY Monday, 02 August 2010 03:55 AM

    come on MR. Go and show your colours. all sri lankans are with you.

    Babanis Monday, 02 August 2010 04:21 AM

    That is good news. He could talk in Sinhala and used the type of grammar used by Sarah Palin. Read no meaning in the sentence.

    E.E. Passe Monday, 02 August 2010 04:28 AM

    Not black listed?

    Rohan Perera Monday, 02 August 2010 04:40 AM

    Due to domestic affairs H.E. the President will not attend the UN Summit.

    malkanthi Monday, 02 August 2010 04:44 AM

    He will surely refuse, sadly not a single politician could counter UN council face to face, this is what the recent history speaks loud!!

    Phil Monday, 02 August 2010 12:02 PM

    The UN is merely a chatter box. I am sure there is always room for MR.

    Sicillian Monday, 02 August 2010 05:09 AM

    Releasing soon. Part 2 Wimal in action

    NonTribe Monday, 02 August 2010 05:09 AM

    just wait and see. what will be ur next comment when MR attends and acts like a true statesman?

    Mahen Monday, 02 August 2010 12:51 PM

    Wonder what MR would do. Not capable enought to handle the UN. Lets hope he does not make a fool of himself like the way he does in Sri Lanka.

    Shovini Monday, 02 August 2010 12:53 PM

    Gotabaya should also accompany MR. Then we know he is one one way ticket. Lets hope it works for the sake of Sri Lanka.

    Lanke Banda Monday, 02 August 2010 12:56 PM

    MR should tell the UN Off and not accept the invitation to show the S.Lankan displeasure over U.N.Attitude towards S.L.

    bugger Monday, 02 August 2010 05:43 AM

    Is Wimal part of the delegation?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 02 August 2010 01:33 PM

    Send Weerawansa so that the whole world will come to know what a powerful country Sri Lanka is, with super human beings !

    Musthafa Monday, 02 August 2010 01:49 PM

    They must call GW. Bush, Blair and Obama first, then Rajapaksha for award to eleminate terrorism

    Indika Monday, 02 August 2010 05:54 AM

    These people think only Ranil can talk in English. Rubbish !!! Even if he didn't talk in English what's wrong ? There are translator machines there and even a lot of other Presidents like Japan, China won't talk in English.

    Epa Monday, 02 August 2010 01:57 PM

    UN so called experts are corrupted lots hired from varies parts of the world and disrupt the countries like Srilanka.Our idiots are supporting them

    James bond Monday, 02 August 2010 02:37 PM

    I hear the patriots want SL to get out of his world body then why go there?

    bernard Monday, 02 August 2010 03:00 PM

    Agree one hundred percent. This is the only golden opportunity for President MR to tell the whole world and set the records straight.

    saman Monday, 02 August 2010 06:06 AM

    its not a medical test ! no fasting is required

    Patriot Tuesday, 03 August 2010 01:00 PM

    haha can't wait

    malkanthi Monday, 02 August 2010 06:24 AM

    It is not about english, it is about the lack of knowledge in foreign policy, poor rapport with UN is what leads to all doubts!!!

    Punchi Putha Monday, 02 August 2010 06:25 AM

    Who will give thembili to Wimal when he begins the fast against Mahinda's visit to UN?


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