President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to Colombo in the early hours of today following his visit to New York to take part in the UN General Assembly sessions. The President also met several heads of state on the sidelines of the sessions.
what a extravaganza ? what a show off ? what a waste for 20 minutes talk addressing to almost empty chamber. 100 jumbo entourage 4 floors booked at most expensive hotel in NY (when Obama`s entourage booked only 1 floor ) Limousines first class airfares other extravagances ,sight seeing This is what do you call abuse of power. If president and close advisers and family less than 20 We don`t mind. This is obscene waste when countrymen suffering.
I am not impressed President.
ultimate Wednesday, 29 September 2010 03:28 AM
Heading should be. "president and SL representatives returned"
don Wednesday, 29 September 2010 03:35 AM
job well done!
Shiham Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:43 AM
MR is the boss, he can build our motherland, don"t worry HE , dogs are barking
Dinesh Wednesday, 29 September 2010 03:38 AM
Anything gain with the so much of tourists taken to NYC. Please do not waste public funds like this for whims and fancies. Use these money to build rail gates to avoid accidents and save lives of innocent people. During last month 5 people die including a child near 18th Post rail gate in Katunayake. Wish our rulers will act wisely in future.
MK Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:51 AM
Obamas entourage does not need to book hotels in NY since its his own home country. he just needs to get to his chopper and get to the white house once he is done. silly arguments
Ajith Thursday, 30 September 2010 02:56 AM
Present him with the bill!
Dhiga Wednesday, 29 September 2010 04:33 AM
Mr Yehiya, Beautiful reply!
malkanthi Wednesday, 29 September 2010 10:33 AM
This does not refer to the US trip Only, but overseas trips. Of course out of all must be the highest number of delegation. What a waste of money on a mission ineffective and unproductive.
xlntgson Wednesday, 29 September 2010 10:40 AM
Welcome back! Investigate blast @China overseas holdings and loot @HKBC, a Chinese bank!
Bluff Bluff Wednesday, 29 September 2010 05:03 AM
What about the rest whom we missed so much during the past several weeks?
faizalsamsu Wednesday, 29 September 2010 05:14 AM
wow... meaning MR's 20 minutes useless speech worth for 150 million... wat a waste...:)
Lakmal Wednesday, 29 September 2010 05:16 AM
No difference in Returned or no returned
B.B. Marasingha Wednesday, 29 September 2010 05:23 AM
Can one make sure that all 130 returned.
Wasantha Wednesday, 29 September 2010 05:55 AM
Do not know whether he is in happy mood or not. However he was not called to have a photograph with Obama, that means MR has to think twice before comment on matters pertinent to international affairs with special reference to US.
Ranjan Wednesday, 29 September 2010 05:58 AM
Only one has being accounted for . no news about the other 129 including Sri ranga who promised to uplift the living standards of the hill country population.
Bonda Wednesday, 29 September 2010 06:18 AM
How was the weather back in New York..hope it was not too hot???
Bonda Wednesday, 29 September 2010 06:22 AM
Wow what a bunch of lucky fellows..hope we voters get a chance to see all those places in our life time
pwc Wednesday, 29 September 2010 06:42 AM
Who cares individual's impression. As a president he is responsible for the whole country. Not only for the UNP supporters !!!
kris Wednesday, 29 September 2010 06:47 AM
pls correct it cost 1500 million.
malkanthi Wednesday, 29 September 2010 07:23 AM
Nor could make any headlines, the protests by SF supporters must have spoiled the entire trip!!
KD Wednesday, 29 September 2010 07:48 AM
Back in the days Ranil had photos, only photos.
Roshan DW Wednesday, 29 September 2010 07:50 AM
We welcome ypu back!! We are sure you have come back eager to serve your people more aggresively.Our nation is on the up!!God bless Sri Lanka !!
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