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Newly sworn in Foreign Minister Professor G.L. Peiris will undertake his first assignment with President Mahinda Rajapakse when the Sri Lankan delegation headed by the President leaves for Bhutan on Monday to attend the SAARC summit.

The delegation is expected to make a seven day visit to Bhutan and will also include Foreign Secretary Romesh Jayasingha and the SAARC Director General for Sri Lanka. (JN)
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  • Saturday, 24 April 2010 05:10 PM

    SAARC is in Bhutan or Nepal this year?

    Saturday, 24 April 2010 09:04 AM

    Dear New FM
    this is excelent time to protect our Nation

    Saturday, 24 April 2010 05:56 PM

    Professor, before you get wings to fly please clean up the ministry and over seas missions as lot of catchers and wasters appointed by EX-FM still eating our tax money.

    Saturday, 24 April 2010 09:42 AM

    Thank God we have a capable minister to look after external affairs.

    Saturday, 24 April 2010 09:56 AM

    I too believe that he will do his job well, unlike his predecessor.

    Saturday, 24 April 2010 06:46 PM

    He will be flying most of the time for that is what FMs are meant for, but since he is a gentleman he will not do what the past FM has been doing.

    Saturday, 24 April 2010 08:18 PM

    Finally someone with a BRAIN and can speak proper English

    Saturday, 24 April 2010 08:29 PM

    We know that you are a level headed person........

    Saturday, 24 April 2010 10:28 AM

    everybody has to pay the Tax....

    Saturday, 24 April 2010 10:33 AM

    You are saying that he has to be in Sri Lanka all the time

    Saturday, 24 April 2010 10:36 PM

    Good appointment by the president. GL is educated,Lawyer and have the charisma to show the world what SL is all about.The next best appointment to this post after Late Lakshman Kadiragamar.

    Saturday, 24 April 2010 10:39 AM

    I don't know why this fuss about foreign ministers going abroad. I think it's part of there job.The problem is when internal affairs minister starts flying.

    Saturday, 24 April 2010 07:12 AM

    thank you all tax payers.......don't forget to pay 2009/2010 tax and BTT...TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Saturday, 24 April 2010 07:32 AM

    Im glad Prof got the FM's post he is most suitable. He speaks well & is internationally recognised, he comes from a educated & wealthy family, he is the son of a former career diplomat. He will not need money to travel the globe with his family. I dont think his wife or daughter, accompanies on his official functions. Good Luck professor.

    Saturday, 24 April 2010 07:34 AM

    The SAARC country leaders should pledge to make sure their governments follow the constituion in letter and spirit, as more than a billion people are fed up how currupt and inept their governments are.

    Saturday, 24 April 2010 07:40 AM

    Comon G. L. you can beet Bogols.
    Wish you all da best.

    Saturday, 24 April 2010 07:50 AM

    YOU CAN FLY BUT DONT FLYAWAY FOR EVER

    Saturday, 24 April 2010 04:37 PM

    Well, he's definitely better than Boggols and most others in the cabinet.

    Saturday, 24 April 2010 08:07 AM

    There are only about 5 politicians of real "Ministerial material". The rest is useless and counterproductive. Prof. GL is one of those credible persons who should be in the cabinet of ministers.

    Saturday, 24 April 2010 08:09 AM

    Professor GLP. Don't follow the footsteps of Ex-FM? Next time you will be kicked out from the National List too. Take care and enjoy. All the best.

    Saturday, 24 April 2010 08:15 AM

    Good luck Sir! Please save our foreign Ministry from the disaster it went through last few years!!!


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