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President Mahinda Rajapaksa left the country early this morning to the United States on a private visit, Presidents spokesperson and Director General of President’s Media Bandula Jayasekara said. (DS)

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  • Payback time Thursday, 20 January 2011 04:56 AM

    Wherever they go, it is sure, there sins will find them out. No astrologer can stop it.

    Jay Wednesday, 19 January 2011 02:43 PM

    Wasting tax payer money.

    loku podi guru Thursday, 20 January 2011 05:07 AM

    Its being a private trip could mean the president is paying for it from his own bank account.

    nikita Thursday, 20 January 2011 05:43 AM

    shhhh

    Ativen Thursday, 20 January 2011 06:13 AM

    GREAT ESCAPE!!!

    GreenCard Thursday, 20 January 2011 06:33 AM

    According to new it is Private Visit. So there is no public money involved. His hard earned money.

    Mala Silva Thursday, 20 January 2011 06:38 AM

    The King is in the U.S. to get his and his family members Green Cards renewed and to help the Chinese President Hu's struggles on Human Rights discussions with President Obama. Our King can teach the Americans how to run a country under an iron fist.

    jayawickrema Thursday, 20 January 2011 06:40 AM

    What is the meaning of prtvate ?

    Ananda S Thursday, 20 January 2011 06:49 AM

    May the triple gem Bless our President!
    Tamil Tiigers in USA are trying to convince US media,i.e.Washington post that he should be arrested. Pathetic loosers!

    Ahamed Afker Thursday, 20 January 2011 06:54 AM

    Can u tell me who is going to sponsor him for this trip. If it is his personal then it should be by him. If it is an Official then by GOSL. But GOSL should not pay for his personals. Isn’t it

    ruwan Thursday, 20 January 2011 07:05 AM

    Country what happen, he want his fun.

    Thas Thursday, 20 January 2011 07:13 AM

    Put him behind the bars.

    We are SriLankans Thursday, 20 January 2011 07:29 AM

    Do You think The President Went there to betray Our Motherland like most of the other political leaders do ? What ever his ajenda is who you are to ask from the president and why you do it?

    Aruna Jayawardane Wednesday, 19 January 2011 04:17 PM

    Good time to have fun at the expense of tax payers hard earned money. Especially when the poor people in various parts of the country are hampered by natural disasters and the rising cost of living...?

    Anton Thursday, 20 January 2011 08:10 AM

    Other leaders in the world return to their countries if they are abroad if there is a natural disaster but ours is different since they believe in astrology and act in a very selfish way. Self first , country second! After all, whose money is spent for this private trip. People are suffering due to floods and very high cost of living.

    Lal Thursday, 20 January 2011 08:16 AM

    what to do it seems never pratice what they preach

    Nirosha Thursday, 20 January 2011 08:21 AM

    Have fun President.This what you came in to power for . Who cares for the poor people of our country and who can challenge you. YOU ARE THE KING... Jayawewa

    lankan Thursday, 20 January 2011 04:45 PM

    very soon srilanka will be the most powerful poor nation in the world

    Saradial Thursday, 20 January 2011 08:43 AM

    Private visit in who's money?

    King Nut Wednesday, 19 January 2011 04:54 PM

    only one president Sri lanka so he can expend the amount needs for private visits.

    Shovini Thursday, 20 January 2011 08:48 AM

    Sick????

    Paradiselost Thursday, 20 January 2011 08:56 AM

    shouldn't the Accountant Generals department ask for the bills being settled by the President, for this trip and for the previous ones, even for the rich businessmen the govt paid the bills for their business class flights and stays in hotel Waldorf Astoria. Is this how the President and the Govt. show their solidarity and gratitude to the citizens of the country?

    nala3 Wednesday, 19 January 2011 05:09 PM

    Oh God! please protect our leader from protests such that happened in the UK!

    sujith Thursday, 20 January 2011 09:05 AM

    He should have gone to Batti and stayed with flood affected people.

    KHKaru Wednesday, 19 January 2011 05:43 PM

    Take care, US is a haven of terrorists !

    Priyantha Wednesday, 19 January 2011 05:46 PM

    TAX Money at work !!!

    samare Wednesday, 19 January 2011 06:29 PM

    Is he trying to see as much of the world on public money now, before the UN investigation gathers momentum and staying home becomes the best policy?

    Payback time Thursday, 20 January 2011 09:14 AM

    Wherever he runs, his sins will follow him like a shadow. No escape !!!!!

    Leslie Thursday, 20 January 2011 09:17 AM

    Hope you are not billed to deliver a lecture at any University! or are you collecting green cards for your family!

    rosh Wednesday, 19 January 2011 06:45 PM

    You are an idiot. This is clearly stated as a private visit. Do you know whats the difference between official & private?

    ranbanda Wednesday, 19 January 2011 06:50 PM

    tax payers money down the drain again

    Dennis Thursday, 20 January 2011 09:34 AM

    Dear Sir we need you, pl take care. Pl dont go to Califonia. Theruwan Saranai

    Thas Wednesday, 19 January 2011 07:43 PM

    Which university is he going to vist this time.

    Dennis Thursday, 20 January 2011 09:39 AM

    Dear President, 1st see yr safety that means 20 million of Sri lankans are in good hands. Ignore foolish people like Anton.

    DSR-Neckar Wednesday, 19 January 2011 08:10 PM

    There are lots of enemies who do not like the way you handled the war. Please take care of yourself.

    Kotte Kusum. Wednesday, 19 January 2011 08:35 PM

    This mission is called " Money Transfer" good luck Sir.

    Jay Ranaweera Wednesday, 19 January 2011 08:35 PM

    Who has paid for the expences??? is it on Govt expence to blame???

    xlntgson Thursday, 20 January 2011 09:47 AM

    It is okay if we can also go on private tour on state expenses at least once in a life time!

    Anonan Wednesday, 19 January 2011 08:56 PM

    Is it really to the US that he went?

    malkanthi Thursday, 20 January 2011 09:52 AM

    With the present crisis situation, he needs a good rest. He too is a human being.

    malkanthi Thursday, 20 January 2011 09:55 AM

    Only a person hold a high position knows the pressure in it. He is the President and overall responsible, doesn't he deserve a holiday like any of us??

    Hamlet Friday, 21 January 2011 01:44 AM

    MR has gone to the US, to arrange for SF to be sent there. He has to release SF before the LG Elections, because he can see that SF's incarceration is causing him to lose votes and popularity.

    Paul Thursday, 20 January 2011 10:54 AM

    Is the Auto Show in Detroit on your itinerary,Sir?

    Farook Wednesday, 19 January 2011 11:39 AM

    You deserve it!
    Come back safely and reduce the ever rising COL

    Konde bendapu china Wednesday, 19 January 2011 12:01 PM

    Mr.President Be careful from Opportunistic people over there

    Yehiya-Doha Wednesday, 19 January 2011 12:38 PM

    No pre information of tour. Development of president officials.

    wara Thursday, 20 January 2011 03:19 AM

    This wouldn't be a visit like Ranil's private vist, for sure !!

    Siri Thursday, 20 January 2011 03:18 AM

    Private visit is through private funds

    kumara Wednesday, 19 January 2011 01:05 PM

    Country in drowning in rocketing cost of living & floods....another private visit to a western nation in less than 1 month. Is it right?

    Razor Blade Wednesday, 19 January 2011 01:07 PM

    Don't go to Tucson Arizona where the senator was attacked.

    Acord Thursday, 20 January 2011 03:37 AM

    cool.......waste of money

    Mike Thursday, 20 January 2011 03:48 AM

    Proceed with caution ..High value target by disgruntle elements

    jaya Thursday, 20 January 2011 03:52 AM

    Wht's the meaning of private visit?

    Hamlet Thursday, 20 January 2011 12:41 PM

    Wikileaks will reveal all. Wait for it!

    kabir Thursday, 20 January 2011 12:50 PM

    Why our membweres of government done visit privately to China, Libiya, Burma or Iran always western countries?


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