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President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to the island early this morning after a private visit to the United States. When the Daily Mirror inquired from the President’s spokesperson Bandula Jayasekera he confirmed that the President had retuned after a week long stay in the US.

Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, who accompanied the President to the US, also returned to the island last evening, according to External Affairs Ministry sources.

The UNP had earlier demanded that the Government reveal the truth behind the President’s mysterious visit to the US.  (DS)

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  • Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 27 January 2011 07:25 AM

    Imaginations running riot.

    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 27 January 2011 07:30 AM

    Imaginations, speculations, cassandras' running riot; all because it is supposed to be a "private visit"

    Chanderpaul Thursday, 27 January 2011 01:55 PM

    President, GL and whoever else could have gone on a private trip together, just like some office mates going on a private visit.
    What proof do you guys have that they used your money ?

    I Hussein Thursday, 27 January 2011 02:36 PM

    Rajitha - RW's pvt visits are low profile and never wasted tax payers money. He spend his own money and never take translaters and groups with him.

    zorro Thursday, 27 January 2011 04:06 PM

    well they always used our money. The official crew should be paid by the state but not any companions.

    THE UNDER TAKER Thursday, 27 January 2011 10:38 AM

    GET WELL FROM YOUR SICKNESS( MR KNOWS WHAT)

    I Hussein Thursday, 27 January 2011 05:28 AM

    Mr Presidents pvt visit was so pvt that his own cabinet didnt know of this private tour.

    Cant wait for wikileaks.............!

    Nilantha Thursday, 27 January 2011 05:29 AM

    Welcome Home Sir

    Pedro Thursday, 27 January 2011 10:57 AM

    It is one thing to trash the bad bad west, but at the same time enjoy the fruits of its modern societies. Why not go for medical treatment to China or maybe even Iran?

    mike Thursday, 27 January 2011 05:32 AM

    This is not a private visit, according some website this is an official visit, otherwise why G. L. Peiris has gone along with MR. Is he has any personal relationship with MR. If this is private visit any other government official can not go along with MR. Something behind this visit and government should reveal the truth behind the President’s mysterious visit to the US.

    nissanka Thursday, 27 January 2011 11:08 AM

    MR has done so much good for the countgry and doesn't he deserve some time for himself. Everybody get out of his back.

    God bless you SIR.

    sameer Thursday, 27 January 2011 11:06 AM

    according to the GTV new president had visited USA for Cancer treatment is this true or lies? this was said in news.....

    Esika Thursday, 27 January 2011 05:46 AM

    This is not an official visit. According to an internet based news site, he has gone for medical treatment and stayed with his brother. Anything to hide ????????

    lamaya Thursday, 27 January 2011 05:51 AM

    President went to the states for medical treatment. Everyone knows that and it is the truth!

    Zufar Thursday, 27 January 2011 11:13 AM

    When the Health ministers both former and present claim that sri lanka has the best medical facilities in south asia, why can't our president use those BEST IN SOUTH ASIA facilities??

    padma Thursday, 27 January 2011 06:01 AM

    We are waiting wikileaks report ..if envy were a fever ,all mankind would be ill, we(MOST OF SRI LANKEN ) purpose, God disposes...?

    Shanil Thursday, 27 January 2011 06:05 AM

    Privately funded? I think not...

    unl Thursday, 27 January 2011 06:06 AM

    why don't you find it out and let us know

    Gundappa Thursday, 27 January 2011 11:55 AM

    MR went to US for medical treatment, and he took Dr. GLP forgetting the fact that GLP was not a medicine man.
    He was there in an advisory capacity

    The other 20 or so persons who went with MR were for the joy ride-hooray

    ahmedNaseer Thursday, 27 January 2011 06:15 AM

    public money for personal enjoyment.... its a fate for poor people of this country

    CasinoRaja Thursday, 27 January 2011 12:01 PM

    Family Perata rata walata .......

    david Thursday, 27 January 2011 12:03 PM

    I have mentioned in the past that using China for Srilanka's political game is over. China's economy is depending on Europe and North America. Obama's adminstration knows how to tame China. China will be in big trouble in 3 to 5 years time. Srilanka need USA and Europe very badly. Richard Armatigae was sent to Srilanka with purpose and it worked. If we can use this opportuniy we can beat China. We Singhalese,Tamils should work together as brothers and sisters. Muslims forget it. They will jump any side for bennifits. They are not faithful humans. Their brain need big adjustment.We live only once. Have fun during this time. We dodn't take any thing with us when we say good by.

    Have lots fun in a good way and enjoy your life. Life is short.

    sam Thursday, 27 January 2011 06:24 AM

    Aiyo, I was wondering what had happened to our leader; having got used to hearing every news item beginning with "President Rajapakse ........" it was getting rather alarming when no mention of him in the last week. More surprising was how the cabinet of ministers managed to get about their work without waiting for orders or directions from MR

    Rajitha Thursday, 27 January 2011 12:17 PM

    you think they are more "private" and "secretive" than such visits of Ranil Wickramasinghe to Norway?

    Nuwair Thursday, 27 January 2011 12:29 PM

    David mind your words,, dont say if you are really a good singhala man with love and mercy what your jesus teaches you ,,pls dont ask tamil or your people to begether and work,,just work on it,,still you are in begging place to your people,,dont simply drage a sociaty if you have some business problum with few individuals of a comunity,,

    just keep in your mouth singhalees say this country belongs to them ,, and part of tamils say they have same right,,but never muslims of this country fight to devide it or take a part for them,, use a comance sence,,dont try to act as a fool,,

    live your life with your own faith,,but dont force others to follow or make your faith is right,,

    robinson Thursday, 27 January 2011 06:53 AM

    Whether private or official it should not be our concern. Why can't the Head of the State take a Minister on a private visit? Well we should not point out petty things and let the west to laugh on us. In terms of expenditure i will be having some concerns.

    depaththama hithana Thursday, 27 January 2011 12:54 PM

    yakune mr .lankawe president u kohe giyath umablata mokada , why he cant go with gl for private visit > any issues dont waste u r tome

    Enlightened Thursday, 27 January 2011 06:54 AM

    People's President who calls himself has gone to USA for his medical treatment. while his people starve and die.

    Hasiya Thursday, 27 January 2011 06:58 AM

    Who said its public money? Talk if u have proof..

    victoria Thursday, 27 January 2011 01:05 PM

    Well who paid for the other 20. and Dr.GLP was taken by mistake - after reaching USA only they realized that he is not Dr of Medicine

    UPFA Thursday, 27 January 2011 07:09 AM

    Actually this is a private call from US not a private visit to US. he there is a replacement for a wonderful brotherhood.!


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