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President Mahinda Rajapaksa who met Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg this morning in New York said that Sri Lanka and Norway should start a new chapter in relations leaving behind past.
The President had said the two countries can bolster ties by way of trade and investments and tracing the cultural relations, a Presidential Spokesman from New York told Daily Mirror.
Meanwhile, President Rajapaksa also held talks with several head of states including Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the sidelines of the UN session.

  Comments - 32

  • valentine Wednesday, 22 September 2010 05:45 AM

    Some never change. You proved you need them.

    C D A Gunasekarea Thursday, 23 September 2010 04:56 AM

    After all Norway is yet another country with which we have to be tactful. We we quite agree with President. How ever, we have to be watchful whether Norway is genuine in their activities in dealing with us. Ditto could be with SF if he is willing for the same gesture. Doubt very much !!!

    sltk2004 Thursday, 23 September 2010 04:07 AM

    What do you mean leave the past behind ? I thought MR would really give it to Norway when he met them - so that Norway would never interfere with another country's internal affairs. According to the government and the Lessons learnt commission, Norway is the main culprit for the problems we had. So why did MR take it so softly ? Are we scared ? At home we say we don't want Norway, but when we go out we change our tune.

    Manicks Thursday, 23 September 2010 03:56 AM

    Forget the Past?
    Go tell those who have lost 40,000 loved ones, the widows, children, disabled, those who lost their land and property and the IDPs.

    NishV Thursday, 23 September 2010 03:14 AM

    in a way Norway MUST contribute to the development of the north and the east for they are responsible for the damage they did to the area by backing LTTE.

    NishV Thursday, 23 September 2010 03:07 AM

    is SF ready to forget the past? i dont think so

    peter Thursday, 23 September 2010 01:56 AM


    Rajitha Wednesday, 22 September 2010 03:25 PM


    imran hasan Wednesday, 22 September 2010 09:45 AM

    His aiming for the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE!

    pabi Wednesday, 22 September 2010 09:12 AM

    John you are 100% correct

    King Kong Wednesday, 22 September 2010 07:33 AM

    Very good gesture, and indeed coming at the correct time.

    gamini Wednesday, 22 September 2010 07:28 AM

    Well said John !!

    Faqi Wednesday, 22 September 2010 07:03 AM

    The adage " Todays enemy is tomorrows friend" applies here.

    pd Wednesday, 22 September 2010 06:54 AM

    sorry mr.President we cannot forget what they did. their only interest is spreading the religion here

    John Wednesday, 22 September 2010 06:15 AM

    To some idiots commenting anything MR does is wrong. Do not look at everything with Tamil/Muslim/Christinan/Budhist/Hindu/LTTE/UNP/JVP/UPFA spectacles. All these people comment from their narrow worldview without thinking what is good for the country.

    KI Wednesday, 22 September 2010 06:09 AM

    This is the difference between MR and Ranil !!!

    E.T. Wednesday, 22 September 2010 01:50 AM

    Oh, a good one coming from the Prez. Shouldn't charity begin at home?

    Poppa Wednesday, 22 September 2010 05:24 AM

    Norway?? Oh Please No way!!!!

    A Sri Lankan Wednesday, 22 September 2010 04:53 AM

    All right. Come back and tell our idiots that you scolded Norway.

    Jayantha Wednesday, 22 September 2010 04:36 AM

    He talks differently in a foreign country. why doesn't he say the same to SF?

    Jif Wednesday, 22 September 2010 04:29 AM

    How easy is that.... Lets forget the past ! How undiplomatic is this.

    Babanis Wednesday, 22 September 2010 04:22 AM

    People with a begging bowl have to always forget the past.

    Wasantha Wednesday, 22 September 2010 04:17 AM

    What JHU & JNP has to say?. I think they have already developed a fantastic theory to justify the stand being taken by MR. Though someone may be called it a selfish move, we have to accept that there are no permanent enemies or friends in the political arena.

    nagalingam Wednesday, 22 September 2010 04:11 AM

    Let us FORGIVE, but remember the past and resolve the conflict so that we will not be condemned to repeat the past.

    kara Wednesday, 22 September 2010 04:10 AM

    Earlier....No Norway
    Now ....Yes Norway
    Future........???....No Norway
    Weldone.....Politics....sorry civilians.

    moh Wednesday, 22 September 2010 03:33 AM

    will this be applied for SF also

    Suba Wednesday, 22 September 2010 03:32 AM

    What about SF?

    willy Wednesday, 22 September 2010 03:17 AM

    good gesture

    Rohan Wednesday, 22 September 2010 03:16 AM

    Well said MR. This is the way to go forward. Forget the past & invite people to help you to devolope the country.

    dr.pissu pusa Wednesday, 22 September 2010 03:00 AM

    we are looking for few dollars, aint it?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 22 September 2010 02:09 AM

    Why not say the same thing to General Fonseka, too.

    Charlie Wednesday, 22 September 2010 01:52 AM

    Snakes are always snakes.

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