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President Maithripala Sirisena left for China on a four-day official visit this evening.

He was accompanied by a 33-member delegation including Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Ministers Champika Ranawaka, Ravi Karunanayake, Rajitha Senaratne, Wijedasa Rajapakshe and field marshal Sarath Fonseka.


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  • Daham Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:50 AM

    Daham Sirisena is also in the delegation. I didnt know Daham was a diplomat? Im wrong about this as usual. Like i was about him assaulting some guy. I need to get my facts straight.

    Sarath Wednesday, 25 March 2015 05:45 PM

    It is ONLY 33!!The former president carried hundreds!

    ranga Wednesday, 25 March 2015 06:06 PM

    First Lady, please wear a traditional wear for gods sake...

    patriot Thursday, 26 March 2015 01:06 AM

    We know that the wife is accompanying him to cook his meals but what is the purpose of the Field marshal participating in this tour.

    asela Thursday, 26 March 2015 02:04 AM

    33 hmm new school old sylabus. via DM Android App

    amy Thursday, 26 March 2015 05:55 AM

    Jayanthi does not claim to be first lady, she looks very decent

    Mano Amunugama Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:04 AM

    MR has gone with minimum 133 . So 33 in nothing .

    Kalhari Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:17 AM

    First lady is carrying an expensive bag(US $ 400.00). Only celebrities can afford these. This is simple yahapalanaya.

    Tintin Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:49 AM

    Mr. President !This time get a Chinese who understands the problem to negotiate , a 33 or 133 delegation is not the question . When you return you abide by your decisions - LONG TERM - for the sake of our citizens and the future mutual benefits of our two great nations.Happy Chinese new year !

    Sumana Wednesday, 25 March 2015 05:43 PM

    The former president carried planes full and the new government only takes 33 and even that plane is a scheduled flight

    Hilarious Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:01 AM

    We thought the change in governance was due to bad old habits..but they still continue? Also, the 7% annual progress was due perhaps to the large contingents the then Prez took with him to sort out problems in the spot..anything wrong with it?

    Kuk Kuk Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:34 AM

    Then do you recommend 225 ?

    Local Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:38 AM

    Comment suits your name !

    Ran Menike Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:40 AM

    Oh... she is not a painted doll made of gold !

    Bala Thursday, 26 March 2015 04:41 PM

    Kalhari. How do you know. You also bought a handbag like it maybe, and now jealous.

    P J Roy Thursday, 26 March 2015 05:57 PM

    Give him time. He is well on course to over take MR. See the cabinet for starters!!!

    P J Roy Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:00 PM

    Field Marshall, gone to protect the guys on the way back. They have gone to participate in the commission that has to paid once again. Then, with all that money, one may the Field Marshall to protect to bootieeeeee!

    P J Roy Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:03 PM

    Daham is there as personal security to President. If MR can Siri can do better!!!

    Dingimahattaya Wednesday, 25 March 2015 04:48 PM

    Dear MSBe precaution with your foods while in china, MR might planning to do something thru his China buddy.God bless you.Dingi

    anura Wednesday, 25 March 2015 03:56 PM

    President team more likely 19a patch up talk in china.

    33Members Whos-Money Wednesday, 25 March 2015 04:08 PM

    33-member delegation....THESE ARE WHO IS MONEY?

    chunkey Wednesday, 25 March 2015 04:09 PM

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    Tintin Wednesday, 25 March 2015 04:16 PM

    He is more than welcome to contact me in Canton , understand their culture and win their hearts !!

    Bamuna Wednesday, 25 March 2015 04:32 PM

    Please heal the wounds and repair the damage your govt has caused to our relations with China.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Wednesday, 25 March 2015 04:33 PM

    Mr. Anura, did you ask this question before 8th January 2015 when plane loads of government ranks going on foreign trips.

    Mad-Hawa Wednesday, 25 March 2015 04:36 PM

    It look like getting some bad practices given by former having 33. need to read more on good leaders of glob, how they o this kind of official visit

    Kumaraya Wednesday, 25 March 2015 04:38 PM

    Why the Field Marshall?! Planning an invasion of China?!

    simon Wednesday, 25 March 2015 03:46 PM

    SL needs China regardless. Do we need 33 members for this visit ??

    indi Wednesday, 25 March 2015 05:01 PM

    what kind of comment you made when 200 were taken. please reply.

    de silva Wednesday, 25 March 2015 05:10 PM

    LET THEM HAVE A RIDE FROM OUR MONEY BECAUSE WE CANNOT EFFORD.

    shehan Wednesday, 25 March 2015 05:15 PM

    chaina was also behind behind our war victory and our economic prosperity. WE LOVE CHINA

    Appuhamy Wednesday, 25 March 2015 05:30 PM

    I only hope that our field Marshal will talk less

    Appuhamy Wednesday, 25 March 2015 05:30 PM

    I only hope that our field Marshal will talk less

    landlord Wednesday, 25 March 2015 05:32 PM

    Tell China that we will not give them any land on free hold basis.

    Tilak Wednesday, 25 March 2015 05:39 PM

    Mr.President what ever you do, do not allow freehold property of 50 acres to be given to Chinese companies in Colombo Port City project. It is against the law of the country to be given land to foreign companies.


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