Sun, 04 Dec 2022 Today's Paper

Video: Obama to visit SL by year end

16 June 2015 05:26 am - 29     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

US President Barak Obama had assured that he would visit Sri Lanka at the end of this year, Leader of the House and Plantation Industries Minister Lakshman Kiriella told a news briefing today.

He said the government had invited Mr. Obama to visit the country.

Mr. Kiriella came out with this information, while countering one allegation stated in the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, that Sri Lanka had been isolated internationally after he assumed duties as the premier.

“If world leaders like President Obama are waiting to visit Sri Lanka how could anyone say the country is isolated?” he asked.

Countering allegations of controversial bond issue, which is another allegation made against the Premier, he said the Supreme Court had cleared Central Bank governor Arjuna Mahendran over the allegation. (Yohan Perera)

 

Video by Sanath Desmond

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

  Comments - 29

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka
  • Rajan Tuesday, 16 June 2015 01:39 PM

    If the information is wrong, USA would definitely deny this news within a day or two.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 17 June 2015 10:47 AM

    No putha, the whole world is with our Govt. MR had only China....as he got loans on higher interest.

    jay Wednesday, 17 June 2015 10:21 AM

    another elecion "gundu"

    Horri Jimonis Wednesday, 17 June 2015 09:45 AM

    MR only can invite Ethiopian President to SriLanka, but MS

    Bubble Banda Wednesday, 17 June 2015 09:42 AM

    Great people will visit SL only the great leaders rules our nation.

    Desmond Jeromme Wednesday, 17 June 2015 09:40 AM

    Yes your honour, we really appreciate your move to visit SriLanka. We are proud of you Sir.

    sunil nonis Wednesday, 17 June 2015 09:04 AM

    The president is most welcome and its a honour for the country

    Namal Wednesday, 17 June 2015 08:07 AM

    May be coming for a holiday.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Wednesday, 17 June 2015 05:38 AM

    You are welcome Sir.

    Simenthi Tuesday, 16 June 2015 07:38 PM

    Looking at how most countries that got a visit from Obama ended up developing fast (eg-Philippines) the colour is good

    Upul Tuesday, 16 June 2015 05:57 PM

    LOL, Hilarious.Good one.

    Dilip Tuesday, 16 June 2015 05:48 PM

    Comming colours are not good.

    patriot Tuesday, 16 June 2015 04:10 PM

    can see most of the comments are ignorant, is like crab jumping to hot boiling water.

    Ceylonese Tuesday, 16 June 2015 03:51 PM

    Ona gonekuta Sr Lankawata enna puluwan..LOL

    Pambaya Tuesday, 16 June 2015 02:57 PM

    Coming to collect his share from MS. MR will make him leave empty hand!!

    sundar Tuesday, 16 June 2015 11:22 AM

    we welcome you sir this is a good new for my mother land. via DM Android App

    BUSHEL Tuesday, 16 June 2015 01:32 PM

    THE COMING COLOUR IS GOOD OR NOT ?

    Samantha Bandara Tuesday, 16 June 2015 01:29 PM

    LOL even he visit way on his home better than direct visit of Swaziland President

    sadees Tuesday, 16 June 2015 01:17 PM

    enjoy your trip to Sri Lanka

    ara Tuesday, 16 June 2015 01:02 PM

    their main objective is to deter Chinas expansion, nothing else. Nobody cares for America no more lets live in present times

    Bala Tuesday, 16 June 2015 12:41 PM

    USA is still the most powerful country. I am sure till Obama was advised by his ministers that he should visit SL, he would not have had a clue where SL was. Some years go at LA airport, the Immigration asked me where is SL - I said just a drop below India. She said OH and stamped the passport.

    Bala Tuesday, 16 June 2015 12:35 PM

    Yes u only believe MR and his five jokers who say the most hilarious fibs.

    Greatiaen Tuesday, 16 June 2015 11:50 AM

    Great news.This shows the Foreign policy of Yahapalanaya.Credi should go to our President,Hon.Mangala and Hon.Ranil.

    Damien Tuesday, 16 June 2015 11:49 AM

    How can we take the word of these ministers

    Saman Tuesday, 16 June 2015 11:48 AM

    Mother Lanka is honoured if US President visit Sri Lanka.

    Fassey Tuesday, 16 June 2015 11:48 AM

    Welcome. Result of good international relationship maintained by the present government.

    sach Tuesday, 16 June 2015 11:43 AM

    LOL...you know when US high profile fellows visit you, it means it is not going good

    Chryshan K. Tuesday, 16 June 2015 11:17 AM

    President and this govt is managing the diplomatic areas very well. Our foreign relationships are excellent whether North, East, South or West. We are non aligned any particular country anymore.

    Sincere Tuesday, 16 June 2015 11:15 AM

    May be "gedera yana gaman" at the end of this year!


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

She said/He said

Much has been written and said in the last few days since the news was releas

POLICE ON TRIAL: Exercising Authority without Accountability

Although armed with the power of the State and empowered to use force against

Downfall and death of LTTE’s Mahathaya

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ceased to exist as a functioning

Rishi Sunak; why SL did not have a Tamil or Muslim as President?

Britain now has a British Asian, Hindu Prime Minister, though Rishi Sunak is