Fri, 25 Jun 2021 Today's Paper

Oxford Union cancels MR Speech

1 December 2010 08:03 pm - 29     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

The Oxford Union has cancelled a talk by Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa citing security concerns over planned protests by Tamil groups, the Telegraph reported on Wednesday.

"Due to security concerns surrounding Mr. Rajapaksa's visit which have recently been brought to our attention by the police, the Union has regretfully found that the talk is no longer practicable and has had to cancel his address," the Union said in a statement.

President Rajapaksa had been due to address the Oxford Union on Wednesday night.

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 29

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 
  • apsara Thursday, 02 December 2010 09:47 AM

    I HAVE DISAPPOINTED TO SEE 500 LTTE SUPPORTERS WITH TIGER FLAGS WHEREAS NO GOSL SUPPORTERS.

    OUR UK AMBASSADOR SHOULD HAVE ACTED MORE DILIGENTLY TO CURB THE SITUATION BY BRINGING FEW HUNDRED GOVT. SUPPORTERS IN ORDER TO SHOW HIS LOYALTY TO THE WORLD.

    OUR FELLOWS ARE THINKING AFTER ANY SUCH ADVERSARIES. PATHETIC SITUATION.

    Apsara

    ajith Thursday, 02 December 2010 10:00 AM

    Exactly,there is a vasts improvement in the communication system ,no need to travel any where you simply would have done the speech from the cushy comforts at temple trees or queens house.

    Dushyantha Thursday, 02 December 2010 10:03 AM

    When the KING of SL is against the Law of the Country and rule the country in way that he wants and send the one time Best Army Commander in the world to Jail and grab all the Corrupt UNP Mps to his Cabinet and release all of them by asking the AG to tell that the Orginal Documents are missing - will the world accept him as a Head of State? Lets protect our mother land by sending off this Family who is ruining our beloved Country.

    namal Thursday, 02 December 2010 10:34 AM

    Waste of money when people go hungry..He should have resolved all the problems here before going on tours.

    Chandani Thursday, 02 December 2010 04:25 AM

    We should protect our beloved leader from pro LTTE maniacs in these countries.

    kassa Thursday, 02 December 2010 10:51 AM

    R u sure?///

    siva Thursday, 02 December 2010 11:05 AM

    should all monks protest front of the uk council in srilanka.

    Dr. wiki Thursday, 02 December 2010 05:04 AM

    MR could have used satellite media to deliver the speech.

    Noohu Wednesday, 01 December 2010 08:44 PM

    TAMILS will never forget. Now they start the real war.

    anura Wednesday, 01 December 2010 09:05 PM

    Oxford desrve that right to deny anyone who is contorversial

    Dr. W. Wickrama Wednesday, 01 December 2010 09:19 PM

    Safe side. It is natural to have protest from pro-LTTE group for their lost infront of Mahinda's leadership. Now Oxford lost for pro-LTTE.

    Humble Citizen Wednesday, 01 December 2010 09:23 PM

    Who pays for the joy ride.

    Upul Wednesday, 01 December 2010 09:49 PM

    It shows inability of British security agencies. They cannot simply control a few thousand bear hand Tamils. How they are going to stop Al Qida bombs. LOL.

    Premarathna Wednesday, 01 December 2010 10:34 PM

    Oxford its a great loss. Shame on you guys.Be brave.

    Dinithi Wednesday, 01 December 2010 10:46 PM

    After all UK is not a safe place for even a president of a country. Pro LTTE parties seem to be really against MR as they know it is he who brought their downfall.

    NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Wednesday, 01 December 2010 11:27 PM

    We all Tamils with MR.

    Silva Wednesday, 01 December 2010 11:29 PM

    Its not only the tamils, the sinhalese were going to protest against the protesters.
    The UK Police have seen the terrorist protesters during the end of the war and they don't want to take any chances with the asylum seekers.

    dulkith Thursday, 02 December 2010 01:22 AM

    It's time for MR to release SF & meat the insane Tamil diaspora as one

    Thomas Thursday, 02 December 2010 01:43 AM

    What a shame

    Shanil Kularatne Thursday, 02 December 2010 01:49 AM

    The people who fed the Tigers are still at work!! Which means, we in Sri Lanka should be more vigilant. It is a shame that British officials succumbed to the pressure imposed by a group of terrorist- finacers. I request the Government to make sure that LTTE would not stage a come back. Opposition should not try to take political milage just because President's Oxford Union address was called off. It indicates that British authorities are supportive of LTTE sympathaisers. We have to maintain strict security measures to ensure that our hard fought freedom is not taken away - Lasitha

    Channa M Thursday, 02 December 2010 02:02 AM

    Shame on you UK Govt. You fellows cannot give adequate security for a head of state. What a dam shame. You are still supporting terrorists globally

    Wathte buwa Thursday, 02 December 2010 02:11 AM

    Mr. President this is wasa nondiya. I think your personnel advice should be held responsible for misguiding

    SundaraLingam Thursday, 02 December 2010 02:16 AM

    Huh huh huh ha!!!!! Release Sarath Fonseka immediately.

    iqi Thursday, 02 December 2010 02:20 AM

    Any comments GL. Its a total mess up in your own house(Oxford)

    priyanka84 Thursday, 02 December 2010 02:07 PM

    no security for war criminal.

    resplendant Thursday, 02 December 2010 02:25 AM

    Spineless backbone less Oxford. Pathetic how weak the former empire has become.

    Jay Thursday, 02 December 2010 02:25 PM

    I thought the SL government did not need the EU concessions? And now MR is going to UK for what purpose then?

    Perera Thursday, 02 December 2010 02:46 AM

    Cancel all Oxford Examinations for OL AL in Sri Lanka (Edxcel International) for three months until we verify their authenticity. GL not practical.

    Oxford_Dropout Thursday, 02 December 2010 09:12 AM

    why can't they close all the roads and allow our great leader to speak to the kindergarden stdents??????


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


SLPP eats humble pie over fuel price hike statement

The statement put out by SLPP (Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna) General Secretar

GSP+: Isn’t there a way out?

The European Parliament’s resolution on Sri Lanka on June 10 was the second

Is Litro Gas above the regulator?

After an in-house battle among members of the top management of the Consumer

Statistical blunders expose administrative weaknesses

Information helps save lives and during a pandemic a free-flow of vital, accu



See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.