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The Government should reveal the purpose of Australian billionaire James Packer’s visit to Sri Lanka, even after he had been told by the current government that he was not welcome in Sri Lanka, the joint opposition claimed today.

Opposition MP Weerakumara Dissanayake told a news conference that they had been informed by reliable sources that Mr. Packer had arrived in the country yesterday and is currently staying at Hilton Hotel in Colombo.

“Where are those including Champika Ranawaka, Anura Kumara Dissanayake and the Jathika Hela Urumaya who spoke against Mr. Packer during the tenure of the previous government. At that time Mr. Packer’s activities were carried out openly. But, now Mr. Packer is coming to Sri Lanka and carrying out his activities in secret. He has launched his mission in secret. The government must make a statement on this matter as soon as possible,” Mr. Dissanayake said.

“The government may say that if Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government can bring him into Sri Lanka, why can’t we." (Piyumi Fonseka)

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  • sunny lanka Wednesday, 04 May 2016 05:41 PM

    Then the Government must ask the Thai Government why Mahinda visited Bangkok. Sh..its the Government does not want to get involved in petty things stupid JO

    laksiri Friday, 06 May 2016 08:36 PM

    any person hold the visa ,has right to visit that country and it is not a business of any other man. if he violates condition of via it is a duty of immigration commissioner not by others.so just take care of your business and try to learn how to be human being without acting like animal like last week in the parliament.

    Soma Saturday, 07 May 2016 07:35 PM

    Then why did we our prime minister wave good bye to him last time

    Soma Saturday, 07 May 2016 07:37 PM

    Why is yamapalanaya running behind China and now packer after vilifying them last year

    Bala Thursday, 05 May 2016 02:39 AM

    Objection was not to Packer per sebut his Casino Venture. If he is here to invest in other business - well and good. Anything to twist facts to discredit the yahapalanaya by JO-KERS.

    nanda Friday, 06 May 2016 02:46 PM

    How do you know?

    nanda Friday, 06 May 2016 02:51 PM

    We have all the rights to know why Packer is here. His mission was rejected by the people earlier. So if he is coming again we should know. Some of the comments are written by the disgusted guys paid by the Yahapalana thieves.

    Damon Friday, 06 May 2016 03:16 PM

    Or he could be on vacation with Mariah Carey ;) :P

    Sheron Thursday, 05 May 2016 07:29 AM

    there are so many other issues in sri lanka and these jokers are after a tourist!! stop wasting our money you fool!! try to do something productive for gods sake!!!

    Sim Monday, 09 May 2016 05:59 PM

    The government did not invite him and why should they answer

    Rodney Wednesday, 04 May 2016 04:03 PM

    Werrakumara please note that Packer is not in the business now

    BV Wednesday, 04 May 2016 04:06 PM

    BEFORE YOU SPEAK OF PACKER PLEASE APOLOGISE TO THE COUNTRY FOR YOUR DISGRACEFUL BEHAVIOR IN PARLIAMENT.YOU HAVE TARNISHED THE IMAGE OF THIS COUNTRY. via DM Android App

    wimalasiri Wednesday, 04 May 2016 04:27 PM

    It's a hell of a joke to demand the government to explain why Packer is in Sri Lanka. Weerakumara, if you have any 'weera' in your blood, go to Hilton and ask Packer why he is hanging around here. These fellows are sighting crocs in the 'koraha'. pity no?

    De Silva Wednesday, 04 May 2016 04:40 PM

    JO Where were you when he visited during MR's period????He can visit Sri Lanka any time as a tourist.

    TONY Thursday, 05 May 2016 10:59 PM

    IS IT MISSION IMPOSSIBLE???

    TONY Thursday, 05 May 2016 11:01 PM

    NOT JO-KERS THEY ARE NOW JO-BLESS

    Sharon Wednesday, 04 May 2016 05:12 PM

    Read the article carefully

    MODA YAMA RALA KOLLO Wednesday, 04 May 2016 05:24 PM

    YAMA HARAKGE YAMA DEAL

    andycap Wednesday, 04 May 2016 05:32 PM

    well said... Packer is in Srilanka, you also know where so go and ask him yrself... But we would like to know what transpired between MR


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