President Mahinda Rajapaksa has postponed his visit to London, the External Affairs Ministry told the Daily Mirror. Amidst reports by international media that the President had cancelled his scheduled visit due to fears that he will be arrested for war crimes.
“His visit has not been cancelled it has only been postponed till December,” Director General of Pubic Communications and Spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs Bandula Jayasekara said.
The Times of India UK had quoted the British Foreign Office as saying "the President's plans have changed." (D.S)
Comments - 84
ajith Friday, 05 November 2010 07:59 AM
Not worth going to UK as they have there own problems. China and the Middle East are the best destinations. UK,US and its allies are now been dominated by China.
xx Friday, 05 November 2010 07:59 AM
If so, why UN has upgrade in prosperity index. It include human living conditions as well. You all just as loudspeakers of UNP and JVP. Just repeat what they say.
Nina Kamal Friday, 05 November 2010 08:01 AM
He can RUN but he cannot HIDE! Pau deiyenei......
sinhalaya Friday, 05 November 2010 10:19 PM
At last the Government has understood that there is something at work called Karma Vipaka! What about SF? Uneasy lies the head that wears the Crown.
ajith Friday, 05 November 2010 08:01 AM
This is propaganda work by media. MR does not care or afraid to these gimmicks. He is a tough nut and hard to crack.
Above the crowd Friday, 05 November 2010 08:07 AM
Bush and Blair are my heroes
soriya Friday, 05 November 2010 08:17 AM
See the way that French people respect pthers...Even Sri Lankan Tamils will not respect to a baber, low cast tamil in SL...High class tamils will not give even a cup of water to them just bcos of their low cast...in that snense, we need to learn from French people.....
lankaputha Friday, 05 November 2010 08:22 AM
What he practiced is now going to be used against him. Remember he and the company is still trying, and trying hard to find a cause for the arresst and imprisoning of SF
lankaman Friday, 05 November 2010 08:26 AM
for me, the only war crime he committed was mistreating our war hero
NuwanJ Saturday, 06 November 2010 01:42 AM
Dam good for the fellow.
sam Friday, 05 November 2010 08:35 AM
No. he will do any thing for their command
snow fernando Friday, 05 November 2010 01:47 PM
Hello Some mental disable people I dont know what country people like you live.Anyway he is our president and only man who was bold enough to eradicate terrorism and announce it to world without fear.Some mental sick people dont have even to respect him.where were all those blasdard when there were bomb blasting all over the country.Where all those fools who comment here when terrorist tortured our people including sinhala,tamil,muslims.You all are very short sighted peopleee..curse on youuuu..curse on yoouuu
Phil Friday, 05 November 2010 08:40 AM
Better visit China, They might make yyou a saint.
TDDC Friday, 05 November 2010 02:06 PM
He is wise, this is a trap.
TRUTH Friday, 05 November 2010 08:59 AM
THANK GOD, BREAD PRICE WILL NOT RISE AGAIN SOON.
john Friday, 05 November 2010 02:41 PM
does anyone seriously believe that the UK authorities would arrest a visiting president.
This is only a story for the srilankan audience .
weerasuriya Friday, 05 November 2010 02:54 PM
It means that Mr. Bush and Tony Blair were already arrested and jailed ?????
MaPer Saturday, 06 November 2010 03:39 AM
What is MR so afraid of in the UK? Ranil was well received. Now people like Weerawansa will say that Ranil was responsible for the negative view of MR by the UK!!!!
Vikum chaminda Friday, 05 November 2010 03:02 PM
suwantha Friday, 05 November 2010 09:16 AM
very good move.becourse according to our constitution though he does a crime he can not be punished.he boasted saying it every where ,how he protected by the constitution in this country.so good move
Karu Friday, 05 November 2010 03:15 PM
Maybe he can. But whatever he does is done in self interest and against the country.
Siri Saturday, 06 November 2010 03:56 AM
Quite! some foolish ungrateful people even think that SF led 200,000 troops and won the war! Rubbish!! It was our King and Saviour Mahinda who won it on his own.
Siri Saturday, 06 November 2010 03:59 AM
"The law and justice will prevail, irrespective of one's rank, position, background or even waist size".
gamarala Friday, 05 November 2010 09:45 AM
MR can do everything here in Sri Lanka, but he has to obey international law if he wants to go aroad. He can not buy it or get by force
manmohan singh Friday, 05 November 2010 09:45 AM
Modawansa Friday, 05 November 2010 06:01 AM
The French Embassy in Sri Lanka had published a report in regard to the monument erected for Tamil Eelam Liberation tiger’s former political wing leader S.P.Thamilselvan. The French Central government cannot interfere towards any activities coming under the local officials law was mentioned in the report.
suwantha Friday, 05 November 2010 03:59 PM
some sick people think war is eradicated by MR.that is not true it was done by general SF who is in jail now.dont try to mislead people .they know the truth
Tintin Friday, 05 November 2010 04:05 PM
How many were in the assembly when he made the speech. The contents of his speech was not relevant to the international community., .
Sinha Friday, 05 November 2010 04:12 PM
MR kept SF in the jail. Western World kept MR and Brothers, "Home Arrest".
xx Friday, 05 November 2010 10:00 AM
MR is not afraid of going abroad, Remember very recetly he attend to grand UN session and had a proud speach on behalf of us.
Micky Mouse Friday, 05 November 2010 06:11 AM
Well at last things are happening. All parties not adhering to international law should be brought to book. This land belongs to everyone. We are born free and need to live free.
weerasuriya Friday, 05 November 2010 04:31 PM
Those who are crying for human rights and war crimes etc never open their mouth when LTTE killed thousand of innocent people not only Sinhala but also Tamil and Muslims.
Fayad Friday, 05 November 2010 06:14 AM
Don't worry MR before they arrest you for war crimes. they have to arrest Tony Blair for the war crimes He & Bush committed in Iraq & Afghanistan
nalaka pathirana Friday, 05 November 2010 06:15 AM
that is the joke of the day.who will arrest him?for what:?still want to sell the war and want to be a hero.
Neomal Friday, 05 November 2010 06:16 AM
Why should the President fear to go to the UK? Has he done any wrong? I don't think so.
Micky Mouse Friday, 05 November 2010 06:16 AM
Very interesting. Our king then tries to interfear with the French Government.
Jonie Friday, 05 November 2010 10:11 AM
I am really soory about your ingnorance !
abc Friday, 05 November 2010 06:17 AM
Ranil may had prepare the background there for the arrest in his last vist there.
Jonie Friday, 05 November 2010 10:12 AM
Your net scores are negative my dear !
Jay Ranaweera Friday, 05 November 2010 04:50 PM
Yes SNOW FERNANDO,some Sri Lankans have a short memory but not all.Many who make negative remarks of MR are MENTAL PATIENCE LIKE SF.
Fair n Square Saturday, 06 November 2010 05:45 PM
Also to fast onto death in front of BUCKHINGHAM PALACE !
Micky Mouse Friday, 05 November 2010 06:22 AM
At least he can do something then at a very hight level.
pippa Friday, 05 November 2010 10:35 AM
All because of SF.
KANDA UDARATA NILAME Saturday, 06 November 2010 06:57 PM
HAS MR & HIS GROUP'S VISA IS REJECTED BY THE UK?
senarath Friday, 05 November 2010 06:38 AM
Maha Raja, Now we can see the real situation. If you have not done anything wrong why should tour be cancelled. Senarath
Rahumathullah Friday, 05 November 2010 05:54 PM
You took all the credits of winning the war. You should also bear the debits.
TRUTH Friday, 05 November 2010 06:43 AM
Yes Neomal, You are right. President has not done anything wrong.. It is you have done it...becaus you have been faster a sleep all these days.
Dee Friday, 05 November 2010 10:55 AM
aint that whats happening right here? in sunny siri lanka?
ben Friday, 05 November 2010 06:16 PM
Are you serious? This showes your global knoledge.
Jonie Friday, 05 November 2010 06:51 AM
He can go to China, Burma, Iran, Russia, India - No surprise.
Blff Bluff Friday, 05 November 2010 06:57 AM
Arresting someone and then trying to prove causes to the arrest is from the jungle rule!
Shanna Saturday, 06 November 2010 06:40 AM
Good point our wise peoples are sucessting.Send Wimal to London to file cases against Bliar & Bush and arrest them.
Ranjith Friday, 05 November 2010 11:35 AM
It was for the invitation by Oxford, remember and they have just changed the dates, Do not get panic as MR is a President of a country, and not like any Mickey mice!.
Sue Friday, 05 November 2010 07:05 AM
As our President himself is fond of saying "the law applies to everyone regardless of his standing in society".....
Senaka Wickramasingh Friday, 05 November 2010 11:51 AM
US/UK jealous of our freedom. They want all south asian countries to listen to them and do what they dictate. Before arresting MR they must take stern action against Blair and Bush for invading Iraq and killing innocent people in the name of "War against Weapons of mass destruction." Did they find anything at all, except destroying Iraq completely. Blair himself admitted that it was a mistake. So why come after MR?
Perera Friday, 05 November 2010 07:05 PM
Well commented Fayad. Tony Blair and Bush should be taken for quesetioning war crimes. MR took a great decision where no other President or Prime Minister was prepared to take to wipe out terrorism. No Sri Lankan should be bullied or be scared of the big brothers who are guilty of war crimes. They point the finger at us but there had been human right abuses left right and centre. Where is Human Rights Watch?
Sena Friday, 05 November 2010 07:09 PM
Yes just like how he framed SF to publicise on stories about the war when he was in US. Ranil is still trying while the saint SF is in jail.
John Friday, 05 November 2010 07:10 PM
And other countries too. There are no barriers to the President@s travel. The men who should be careful are Blaire and Bush. The muslims are still waging war against US and UK.
Peirya Friday, 05 November 2010 07:31 PM
SF did visit China with his family. Did you not know that?
Pandit Friday, 05 November 2010 07:32 PM
First time I am hearing this. Did you make up the story.
Proud to be SriLakan Friday, 05 November 2010 07:37 PM
Well commented Senaka. Blaire was called a MURDERER when they had the commission enquiring into the war here in London. Sri Lankan, UK
lena akka Friday, 05 November 2010 12:32 PM
Aney! So no chance to see Buckinham Palace?
Perera Friday, 05 November 2010 07:38 PM
Human Rights Watch was surely sleeping!!!
KD Friday, 05 November 2010 07:39 PM
Don't worry snow, this is the only place for these losers to release their stress. Dogs bark, but the caravan goes on.
Puran appu Friday, 05 November 2010 07:40 PM
They were sleeping. UN, Human Rights and all the big mouths were shutting themselves and sleeping.
KD Friday, 05 November 2010 07:40 PM
Perhaps seeing Buckinham is a big achievement to you akka.
raj Friday, 05 November 2010 07:44 PM
now everyone knows who was behind war the crimes
Dinesh Friday, 05 November 2010 07:33 AM
What the business he got in Brittan?
kamalni Friday, 05 November 2010 07:33 AM
This shows how competent our High Commissioner there in fostering Diplomatic relations.
Thamilavanan Friday, 05 November 2010 08:14 PM
Arrest and prosecute this war criminal and his gang. He should face the same fate like Iraq dictator Sadam
RajasH Saturday, 06 November 2010 08:13 AM
any one can see it. But not all can have a state banquet with the Queen
Sonia Gandhi Saturday, 06 November 2010 08:15 AM
Hi Manmohan can you sort this out, if not I will sack you as PM
Above the crowd Saturday, 06 November 2010 08:15 AM
Bush and Blair are true heroes They taught a lesson to a ruthless dictator.
Sonia Gandhi Saturday, 06 November 2010 08:16 AM
Grand? what was grand is the grand team that went with him
suwantha Friday, 05 November 2010 12:47 PM
we can save a vast sum of unwanted money if every country takes this decision.as well as we can prevent crossovers going abroad with public funds for vacation.what a country srilanka.
Sonia Gandhi Saturday, 06 November 2010 08:17 AM
looking fro mansions to buy for his family
abc Friday, 05 November 2010 07:38 AM
Yes, can do something, but good for nothing.
abc Friday, 05 November 2010 07:42 AM
They are better than UK & UK either human rights or as powerful nations. US & UK are now like fading candles.
MK Friday, 05 November 2010 07:44 AM
It's the theory in sri lanka. Not in other countries. There won't be a worse thing, as ours is the worst in jungle law.
Above the crowd Friday, 05 November 2010 07:50 AM
Aiyo, Queen is going to miss him, hik,hik,hik
Jay Friday, 05 November 2010 09:24 PM
100 % agreed with Snow !!!
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