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President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for London a short while ago, to address the Oxford Union on December 2nd, President's Media said.      
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  • Pedro Monday, 29 November 2010 12:49 PM

    The Government may trash the West so much, yet, they are proud to speak even in front of the most obscure western organisation.

    Lankan Monday, 29 November 2010 12:53 PM

    To all of the Sri Lankan.....pl never forget that he gave us the
    frredom to your mother land.AS Sri LANKAN WE SUFFERD A LOTT BUT YOU MAY NOT THANK YOU FOR THIS KIND ATTAENTION.

    Nishantha Rajapakse Monday, 29 November 2010 01:16 PM

    he is dead scared I bet you....

    Common Man Monday, 29 November 2010 01:27 PM

    Take any number of people for this all important trip. This is an occasion where money cannot value.

    Ruwan Monday, 29 November 2010 01:28 PM

    We thank him for eleminating terrorisum, but his present attitude is not good for Sri Lanka he is short sighted and fammily oriented.

    Dilhan - Dubai Monday, 29 November 2010 01:31 PM

    it is true prabhakaran said that srilankan people (sinhalese) will forget anything within two weeks,,, shame on all who curse the man who brought peace to the country.

    bigsam Monday, 29 November 2010 01:37 PM

    Prema - wake up. Punchitha is referring to the fact that the UK legal system could arrest him on the grounds of alleged crimes against humanity.

    bigsam Monday, 29 November 2010 01:40 PM

    Ah really - then what happened to SF?

    ajith Tuesday, 30 November 2010 05:02 AM

    UK can now arrest American Leaders as they are the worse committed lot for war crimes according to Wiki leaks.

    PWC Monday, 29 November 2010 01:52 PM

    Exactly !!

    Thush Monday, 29 November 2010 01:57 PM

    Yes, agreed 100%. Nothing will happen. He will and should return home safely.

    TDDC Monday, 29 November 2010 02:37 PM

    The British law established 800 years ago and that is very independent and impartial. The British Government has little control over it.

    Sue Monday, 29 November 2010 02:41 PM

    You're so right. Sri Lankans forget real fast. The man who brought real peace to the country is locked up in jail, in case you didn't know.

    pissu balla Monday, 29 November 2010 02:57 PM

    Next in agenda: meet French president in UK and ask our King to help to settle the problems with Muslims in France.

    jeevan Monday, 29 November 2010 02:59 PM

    Mr.Prasident, How come you can go to London when Mr.Zadari is still in the country? both the Travels are sounding bit doggy!!!!

    kan Monday, 29 November 2010 03:13 PM

    lolzz.. u tink ur far sighted ...get a life dude..

    manjula Monday, 29 November 2010 03:14 PM

    can't imagine how these people think and what MR has done to them to face to their hatred.

    Naza Monday, 29 November 2010 03:21 PM

    Shoud you wish to buy returne ticket...........

    Mr. Carrot Monday, 29 November 2010 03:39 PM

    It is head line in all the British newspapers!

    Mr. Carrot Monday, 29 November 2010 03:40 PM

    Who cares about motherland. We need a decent life.

    Minister Monday, 29 November 2010 04:06 PM

    How many ministers and deputies went with him?

    Nishantha Rajapakse Monday, 29 November 2010 04:07 PM

    I take this back. Will he go if he is scared?

    podda Tuesday, 30 November 2010 07:45 AM

    Lankans were with him during the war. But they left him after seeing his immatured political speeches.

    podda Tuesday, 30 November 2010 07:49 AM

    for terrorist supporters.

    Korale Monday, 29 November 2010 04:37 PM

    Will he meet the British Prime Minister, and his conterpart the Queen?

    Rishani Tuesday, 30 November 2010 02:25 PM

    Jeevan, President is already here in UK. It was confirmed on Channel 4 news that he arrived in UK yestereday.... Why is it sounding dodgy to you.

    Dilshan Monday, 29 November 2010 05:15 PM

    Real man who fight with Prabakaran in jail. He is roaming. What a shame country????

    Fantastic Monday, 29 November 2010 05:50 PM

    You are clearly delusional if you think there are less than 10 Sri Lanka students in Oxford lol.

    Aravinda Monday, 29 November 2010 08:13 PM

    Thank you very much for correcting me. Yes, you are right. They are around 20-30 Sri Lankan students currently in Oxford. Actually I wanted to say that the Sri Lankan Society of University of Oxford may have less than about 10 members. They even do not maintain a website (very unsual for a student society in Oxford) and also their contact details are not available. So, I am a bit concern whether this society is functioning as a usual student society within University of Oxford or just formed by few people and do someting when those involved need to show someting.

    Lokka Monday, 29 November 2010 11:35 PM

    Who told you Kanthi that UK is unhappy. It is the terrorists supporters who doesn't like the President visitng UK. We welcome him in UK at any time.

    FARZAN Tuesday, 30 November 2010 09:38 AM

    Hey mate already UK also in the arrest list........ Who may arrest the is the problem......

    PUNCHITHA Monday, 29 November 2010 11:36 AM

    i HOPE HE HAS A ONE WAY TICKET

    Kanthi Monday, 29 November 2010 11:41 AM

    UK is not too happy about him visiting, why taking chances and risk. Hasty decisions are no good sign.

    SundaraLingam Monday, 29 November 2010 11:46 AM

    Is this Oxford union or Oxford University Student Union?

    hema Monday, 29 November 2010 11:47 AM

    NEVER HAVE HATRED EVEN IN CASE OF YOUR WORST ENEMY. HEMA

    lankaman Monday, 29 November 2010 11:51 AM

    If he gets arrested, it will be SENSATIONAL!!!

    Ryan Monday, 29 November 2010 11:59 AM

    Even though you wish him that he wont wish you like that, his compassion is infinite

    Common Man Monday, 29 November 2010 12:00 PM

    More work for Terrorist Diaspora. (Show placards/sun bathing). As a leader who wiped out terrorism for good, a country must be lucky to welcome such a leader. Slap on the face that support terrorism.

    Senanayake Monday, 29 November 2010 12:04 PM

    Mr President it is so good you are making the trip. I hope sri lankans can see you here in UK. Hopefully we can see your speach in print.
    We've just seen Victor Ratnayake perform yesterday at Camden and it was great too.

    Prema Monday, 29 November 2010 12:09 PM

    What for? He doesn't handle his travel - don't you know.
    May be when you are traveling you do your one way tickets to claim asylum and get lost in the system.
    We hate your kind of people to be coming to UK. There are lots of fellas like that.

    Aravinda Monday, 29 November 2010 12:11 PM

    @ Sundaralingam, There is only one Oxford Union. He was invited by the Sri Lankan Society of University of Oxford to address the Oxford Union. As far as I know there is only a very few Sri Lankan students in Oxford (not more than ten) and may be one of two Sri Lankans who works in the University.

    spark Monday, 29 November 2010 12:13 PM

    MR has lost much credibility with the International Community. This event in oxford is an attempt to bring some much lost recognition, though it will be a poor show as he fails and refuses to be interviewed by independent journalists.

    ashik Monday, 29 November 2010 12:14 PM

    nice to know, hope he wil get a good reception

    Rishani Monday, 29 November 2010 12:17 PM

    We welcome the President in UK no two words about it.

    Teng Monday, 29 November 2010 12:18 PM

    Well come to London!!

    Suren Monday, 29 November 2010 12:19 PM

    Bye Bye President!!!

    lankaputha Monday, 29 November 2010 12:20 PM

    my question is what about the other 150 people going with him.. they too have a One way ticket... please.....

    Saman/South Africa Monday, 29 November 2010 12:25 PM

    Lot of u expect something will happen to him London,Sorry for disappointing guys He is Safe He will be back better than he left.So Cool down He is More strong than you people think.terror Diaspora day dreamed

    Thush Monday, 29 November 2010 12:27 PM

    May Tripple Gems Bless You Sir! As we Sri Lankans are with you no body can harm you.

    namal Monday, 29 November 2010 12:28 PM

    What's the purpose of this trip at a time they cant even protect Elephants and make clear the Elephants traditional walk paths they use or building electric fences to protect people in the country, Riots in prisons, and cost of living going up, and when should cut down expenses or trying to explain to Suddhas about his plans for Tamils..?.

    veera Tuesday, 30 November 2010 03:18 AM

    Good Luck

    Raja Tuesday, 30 November 2010 10:43 AM

    Then you shouldn't be in Sri Lanka Carrot. You are talking as if you had a decent life with the terrorists and the now defunct tiger regime.

    PWC Monday, 29 November 2010 12:35 PM

    From where did you get that figure ??

    PWC Monday, 29 November 2010 12:36 PM

    You are right, Saman/South Africa

    Imran Monday, 29 November 2010 12:39 PM

    Well said,

    Mr President... We are with you.

    Hirantha Monday, 29 November 2010 12:40 PM

    How many are going with you?


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