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I couldn’t meet MR due to the time factor-Indian PM

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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said he couldn’t meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in New York as the dates given were not convenient to him, India Times reported.

“I would have had no hesitation in meeting him. He asked for a meeting on dates which were not convenient to me, because I came to New York only on the 27th and he asked for a meeting between 24th and 27th. So the meeting could not be arranged. There is no other reason,” Dr. Singh told reporters on his flight back home.

Commenting on the 13th Amendment, the Indian Prime Minister said, “Our views are well known as far as the devolution of more powers to the Northern Province is concerned. On an umpteen number of occasions, we have discussed with the Sri Lankan President the need to implement the 13th Amendment. Therefore, our position is fully well known to the Government of Sri Lanka.”

  Comments - 21

  • Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 03 October 2013 02:27 AM

    Please keep your "Hands Off" from Srilankan issues Mr. Man Mohan...

    Yuri Friday, 04 October 2013 12:56 AM

    Did you see how Foreigner worked out in Libya, Iraq Afghanistan

    ram Thursday, 03 October 2013 07:20 AM

    The India silent show very soon India and usa army will be in SL by 2014 to implement 13A which MR promised to them in 2007.

    nimesh ranawaka Thursday, 03 October 2013 05:41 AM

    whether to implement or repeal it , has to be decided by government and president of Sri Lanka , you being a foreigner has no right to comment on it . You ask Indian fishermen to keep away from our Territorial Waters.

    Lokka Thursday, 03 October 2013 04:56 AM

    But the Indian PM can meet him if there is a complaint from the TNA

    willows Thursday, 03 October 2013 04:36 AM

    ??? really wanted to avoid meeting

    Yuri Thursday, 03 October 2013 04:20 AM

    Indian Army came twice to this island as far i know. third tie coming soon !!

    Lannister Thursday, 03 October 2013 04:16 AM

    go home seeya you are drunk...

    D.P.Liyanage Thursday, 03 October 2013 04:08 AM

    Probably He will not attend the CHOGM in November definitely.

    haa hoo Thursday, 03 October 2013 02:54 AM

    By the way don't come to SL for the Commonwealth Summit. You'll get a rifle but shot.

    ram Thursday, 03 October 2013 02:47 AM

    but don’t forget to vote against Sri Lanka in UN session in 2014

    Cobra Wednesday, 02 October 2013 01:19 PM

    A likely excuse. He probably wanted to avoid the meeting!

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 03 October 2013 02:26 AM

    President Mahinda Rajapakshe is very busy with internal politics, if you want come here and meet him.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 03 October 2013 02:25 AM

    Hon. Prime Minister of India, why you want to meet President MR at New York, why not either in SriLanka or in India. What is the secret behind this?

    Perera Thursday, 03 October 2013 02:00 AM

    I can see a storm in the horizon.

    Duminda N Jayatileke Thursday, 03 October 2013 01:42 AM

    Better friends such as rogue dictatorships like, Belrius, China and Russia?

    Scott Mora Wednesday, 02 October 2013 03:24 PM

    Thats ok as long as you keep your hands off our country.

    bandara Wednesday, 02 October 2013 02:57 PM

    nothing to say

    ANTON Wednesday, 02 October 2013 02:48 PM


    Ahmed Wednesday, 02 October 2013 02:37 PM

    they are all fair weather friends. Our future generation will understand this but it will be too late

    Ranjith Wednesday, 02 October 2013 01:52 PM

    we are not so worried. We have much better friends in the Globe than India. Indian PM is under Jayalalitha and he can not meet any one without her premission.

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