President Mahinda Rajapaksa today announced that Sri Lanka will provide 1 million US dollars in financial assistance to Palestine.
President Rajapaksa has been a long-time supporter of the Palestinian cause and is the Founder President of the Sri Lanka Committee for Solidarity with Palestine.
“It is my hope that the violence in Gaza is halted and peace prevails in the region,” President Rajapaksa said. In January, President Rajapaksa made his first visit to Palestine. Sri Lanka recognised Palestine as a state in 1988.
During that visit, the Government of Palestine conferred President Rajapaksa with the “Star of Palestine” – the highest award of the State of Palestine – for the President’s continued support and commitment to the Palestinian cause.
Comments - 72
Stop-relation Isrele Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:55 AM
so this is decsion has been made just after yesterday's tawheed jamath's protest ? before that where was our president was he sleeping. this is to get poor votes
mk Friday, 15 August 2014 08:34 PM
Its very nice of president for doing this specially knowing he may also be criticised by most majority what if other nations had segregated us by race or cast during tsunami or war I mean give our president some respect totally his involvement in finishing the war his forgotten our president from his early years have been member of Palestine freedom there is even a street named after him in Palestine in respect for his support Im just saying respect peoples actions if the cause was helping anyone in any cast or country via DM iPad app
Fernando Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:58 AM
In Sri-Lanka many people suffering without basic essentials. children without Milk, elders without medicine, Sick with out medicine, We have lot of victims in north. I understand this he needs some Muslim votes to win UVA. Please don't increase taxes on essential food items. I hope JVP and UNP will discuss in this in public meetingsin UVA.
Sue Thursday, 14 August 2014 11:12 AM
This man is clearly out of his mind. At a time when Sri Lankans are suffering as a result of the high cost of living, drought, lack of proper medicines, etc. etc. he gives that much of money to others? What's he trying to prove?
nl Thursday, 14 August 2014 04:47 PM
We destroy n build via DM Android App
hmr Friday, 15 August 2014 02:11 AM
Can someone tell James Duncan that is Israel doesn't massacre Palestinians and grab their lands, Hamas doesn't have to fire rockets
Kumaraya Thursday, 14 August 2014 11:26 AM
Have you seen the reports that the leader of HAMAS live in a luxury suite in Quatar and has a bank account of over USD 5 BILLION?!
Jason Friday, 15 August 2014 02:26 AM
[quote name="Ibraheem"]Sinhalease Buddhist taxpayers money given to fight Islamic Jihad in the middle east ......wonder of Asia[/quote]
People in Sri Lanka pay taxes by race ? Don't use a muslim name and hid behind it like a coward.
GC Thursday, 14 August 2014 11:40 AM
Provide this over how many year?
Krish Friday, 15 August 2014 04:30 PM
The son of Hamas lader runs a big Christian church in Clifornia
He is completely against his father's terrorist Organization and Islamic terror.
Dee Thursday, 14 August 2014 11:52 AM
Wow! Proud to be a Citizen of a cash rich country!
George Clooney Friday, 15 August 2014 02:45 AM
Poor under developed country where people are poor anbd starving giving money to Palastine. What a joke.
Thanka Friday, 15 August 2014 05:46 PM
As usual, a promise with a usual, trade mark, grind.
People in Gaza will scratch their head when the money will show up!
ANTON Friday, 15 August 2014 02:56 AM
YES, THE BILLS WILL BE SETTLED BY POOR SRILANKANS.
Lankan Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:20 PM
My Dear Sri Lankan Citizens,
Take it easy why every one worry about US $ 1 m donating for financial assistance to Palestine. By our President,
How much money in US Dollars provided by All Gulf Nation to Sri Lanka, still they are donating.
Don't you guys remember Tsunami Funds/Donations most of the money were donated by Gulf nations. you guys are quickly forgoting the past very soon,
This is call a real human being, My heartful of appreciation to our President Mahinda Rajapaksha,
motta Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:33 PM
very funny people..whats the muslim countries doing boss..???
Manel Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:34 PM
Don't worry, Israel is paying us a lot, so he must be giving some to the Palestinians.
dubai Thursday, 14 August 2014 08:52 AM
This guys is crazy.... from where he will get this money, borrowing from other countries... does he know what are the needs in his own country
desilva Thursday, 14 August 2014 09:03 AM
So many patients living in Srilanka without medicinal drugs. Why he (president) provide these thing before helping others. This is crazy.'Gedarata mara gaathe-Loketa parakaase'!.
shaha Friday, 15 August 2014 02:33 PM
great news..giving hand never fail..we wil get d doubl profit sooooon.. via DM Android App
charaka Thursday, 14 August 2014 09:08 AM
good gesture to show our solidarity with the people of gaza.
boyrocky Thursday, 14 August 2014 09:11 AM
what about some water to people in drought.
satara Friday, 15 August 2014 03:03 PM
Crocodile tear . Why via DM iPad app
chandra Thursday, 14 August 2014 02:53 PM
It is a real shame that we have given only 1 mln we should have given 10 mln instead as we have so so much more to spare.I feel ashamed to say i am a Srilankan via DM iPad app
Azee Thursday, 14 August 2014 02:54 PM
If we can waste 100 million on an unsuccessful bid to stage Commonwealth Gamesthis is reasonable. via DM Android App
Jagath Thursday, 14 August 2014 09:25 AM
Don't worry he is going to give this from his Swiss account no direct burden to the public, you may only need to pay him later with taxes.
Lion Friday, 15 August 2014 09:44 AM
Hi guys... y all r worryng abt this 1 mn us $ fund by our president.. it is for a good cause. may god bless all sri lankans for this help. tk it easy we wont be poors by helpng smone.. god there to hlp us.
ram Thursday, 14 August 2014 09:28 AM
Better to send home this family other side people dying from without water why US$1mn for Palestinian terrorist .
gh Thursday, 14 August 2014 03:01 PM
This shows how generous v r keep it up no matter what others say about it..... The helpers will be helped
Ibraheem Thursday, 14 August 2014 09:35 AM
Sinhalease Buddhist taxpayers money given to fight Islamic Jihad in the middle east ......wonder of Asia
Mason Thursday, 14 August 2014 01:21 PM
Payment for the award conferred.
ibnuaboo Thursday, 14 August 2014 01:36 PM
Some thing is better than nothing
James Duncan Thursday, 14 August 2014 01:45 PM
Can someone please inform MR that if Hamas stopped firing rockets into Israel there would be no need for his benevolence, the cash would be much better off being spent on the needy in SL....
slacker Thursday, 14 August 2014 07:19 PM
1million us dollars to plastine how about better education and health care for SRI LANKANS is it me or is it a trend of our people to sympathise with this gaza matter when that million dollars could have done so much good to our country..governments main duty is to take care of its citizens not charity work....... via DM Android App
kiri banda Thursday, 14 August 2014 09:49 AM
am going to india and going to start a war... hope that president will give me some US$$$....
Herath Thursday, 14 August 2014 09:51 AM
He should get the Parliament approval for this. This is not his own money.
upul shantha Friday, 15 August 2014 10:38 AM
MR MR invest the money to reduce prevailing problems in the country first.
Saskia Thursday, 14 August 2014 09:51 AM
First, resettle the Tamil IDPs in north.
Sumenay Thursday, 14 August 2014 09:54 AM
hha ha ha this drama is to get Muslim votes again. Why we can not pay this to aluthgama
Stop-relation Isrele Thursday, 14 August 2014 09:57 AM
no need 1 mn $. We need you to stop only the relationship with you have with Israel without playing double game
north Gaza Thursday, 14 August 2014 09:58 AM
come and see the Gaza in north and east srilanka..
Cobra Thursday, 14 August 2014 02:01 PM
[quote name="dubai"]This guys is crazy.... from where he will get this money, borrowing from other countries... does he know what are the needs in his own country[/quote] He doesn't know that charity begins at home. What price ego!!!
Regi Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:08 AM
Easy come easy go
yako pako Thursday, 14 August 2014 02:06 PM
[quote name="Sim"]Praising Israel and giving donations to Palastine[/quote]
i agree with you this is what happening here and its very clear
Pinguththara Saturday, 16 August 2014 02:09 AM
People are starving - no rains - no water this idiot just gives money to unwanted causes. Wonder of Asia.
Stunned Citizen Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:13 AM
Charity Begins at Home...not on borrowed money!
Empulze Thursday, 14 August 2014 03:50 PM
Intentions of helping is appreciable but is this another stunt pulled out. Of course I cant agree more there are people here as well who are suffering seruisly from so many things. Before helping the neighbours you should help your households right via DM Android App
kane Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:26 AM
Now we know where WW Modawansa gets his crazy ideas and why Mervyn goes unpunished for his crazy acts.
muji Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:29 AM
We cannot say say anything to our President. it is also a part of Development
Diaz Saturday, 16 August 2014 03:11 AM
Almost all countries in the world borrow money from somebody you idiot!
singing fish Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:30 AM
Charity begins at home.
Diaz Saturday, 16 August 2014 03:14 AM
No need of parliament approval for each and every donation, there is an allocated some of money for international affairs for each financial year. Know what you are talking!
R.Dias Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:31 AM
There is a drought in 3/4 of the Country and people are struggling to find drinking water...we sell a liter at Rs. 5.00 !!!!!
mack Friday, 15 August 2014 05:20 PM
maybe trying to get a another street in Gaza named after Rajapakshe to via DM Android App
Diaz Saturday, 16 August 2014 03:18 AM
You idiots only addicted to foreign help and generosity but do not think of returning such favors once in a while. Grow up!
Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:35 AM
Benevolence of the beggar bugger.
Diaz Saturday, 16 August 2014 03:20 AM
Ask your God!!! you sucker!!!
jayanatha Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:36 AM
This guy is totally crazy.. keeping public without basic needs and stealing money from public too.. worst thief in history
Pathi Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:36 AM
Now, we are a rich nation!
Diaz Saturday, 16 August 2014 03:22 AM
Ask that from rain God you idiot!
BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:37 AM
No problem, recently we purchased at least five new helicopters off public money. Do you seriously believe it does a lot of work to the public?
Diaz Saturday, 16 August 2014 03:24 AM
Everybody should do for Tamils! Typical selfish race of all. Funny theory of all!
Seyed Friday, 15 August 2014 12:48 PM
Slacker, just think if all those countries donating millions of dollars to Sri Lanka start to think like you what will happen to Sri Lanka?
Diaz Saturday, 16 August 2014 03:26 AM
Everything is not politics you idiot! These are human decencies!!! Just watch world news once a while.
tomsam Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:41 AM
pinching the baby and rocking the cradle; while average Apuhamy is starving.
The has long passed to hoodwink the world of muslms
Diaz Saturday, 16 August 2014 03:28 AM
Another narrow minded comment!!!
Truth Saturday, 16 August 2014 03:28 AM
Unfortunately the money will go to Hamas to produce more rockets. Why did Hamas fire rockets when they very well knew more than 90% of rockets were intercepted by Isreal's missile defense system?? why start a war when you can't defend youself?
Mario Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:42 AM
A very foolish thing to do, Borrowing from China and the tax payers and giving Plestine ,cheap way of getting credit at a high price ,,,,way to go MR
Nova Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:42 AM
Not all Sri Lankans support Palestine.. it's unfair for the tax payers who do not support palatine.
Diaz Saturday, 16 August 2014 03:30 AM
$1mn is just nothing compared to ppls suffering in Gaza. Just grow up you sucker!
Sim Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:44 AM
Praising Israel and giving donations to Palastine
Dabon Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:49 AM
If India and some other donor countries apply your theory Our country would loose many millions. Just do not utter without knowing the way the international system works.
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