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By Jamila Najmuddin


An official from the British Foreign office is due in Sri Lanka on a two day visit today for talks with Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama, the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry said and the recent controversy involving UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband is expected to figure in the discussions.

Sir Peter Ricketts, the Permanent Under-Secretary (PUS) of the British Foreign Office is scheduled to call on Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama at his Ministry for talks tomorrow, the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry said without elaborating on the purpose of his visit

While the agenda of the discussion has not been made public it is believe that UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband’s recent participation at the Global Tamil Forum will be among the topics to be discussed.

The Sri Lankan government had voiced strong objections over Miliband’s participation at the event saying it was a pro-LTTE event. The acting British High Commissioner in Colombo was also summoned by Minister Bogollagama to voice Sri Lanka’s anger over the latest developments. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Tuesday, 09 March 2010 04:01 PM

    Think wise and talk wise with no venom no prejudice.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 04:37 PM

    Why not try to stop him at the Airport?

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 05:44 PM

    Although, everyone claims that there is 'no LTTE in existance,' many politicians, including those in Britain, seem to live their political lives, off the LTTE.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 07:58 PM

    I think the British government is seriously worried about any action, to be taken by our President.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 11:52 PM

    UK good for frequent medical check-ups & UN good for furture jobs for children ...

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 11:54 PM

    May be he is coming to learn about the Sri Lankan style of 'democracy.' Welcome!

    Wednesday, 10 March 2010 12:14 AM

    Think SL is so powerful that Britain is 'shaking in its boots'?

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 12:13 PM

    Dear Sir you no need to worry about sri lankan government SL Tamil’s are all over the world with enough of money we make what we wont now we need only int’l support in very sort time we will reach our goal almost we on success side after may 19th 2009 Elam is an definite goal in 2012 with the blessing of our nation leader

    Wednesday, 10 March 2010 03:30 AM

    Beggers have now started demanding & threatening.

    Wednesday, 10 March 2010 03:43 AM

    keep dreaming.....

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 12:52 PM

    oh oh Probelem start.....began!!!

    Wednesday, 10 March 2010 03:48 AM

    Wimal will not bark nicely he will plead visa to UK

    Wednesday, 10 March 2010 04:01 AM

    I hope Rohitha does not request a job for his son from these folks.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 01:33 PM

    Milliband is only a barking dog for the ex ltte hoping to get the Tamils vote. What is credibility,what is terrorism?

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 01:43 PM

    Reject the visa , He is the one Pro LTTE

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 01:52 PM

    why do idiots here entertain brits after what they do to us?

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 01:56 PM

    let's wait and see....... GSP + gone, what else are we going to loose now?

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 01:56 PM

    Agenda of the discussion release SF??(BEHIND "US")

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 01:57 PM

    david playing double game as usual!!cunning behaviour of british!!playing on both sides,tying to convince both sides and try to be the good guy!!

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 02:09 PM

    WESTERN BALAWEGA NOW AND COMPANY CAN SELL THIS SUBA ANAGATAYAK

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 02:26 PM

    Without MILEEEE no Band during Big Match.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 03:00 PM

    How ever much we bark and bray ,U K won;t put their tail between the legs and run..Wimal can even Declare war on UK If he likes.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 03:07 PM

    What is there to talk with LTTE agents ? Shame on British Government ! They are protecting and nurturing brutal terrorists.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 03:08 PM

    Remember ?.... Precident Premadasa chased David Gladstone but nothing happened !


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