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Two weeks after Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris visited that country, India had invited Leader of the main Opposition United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe for talks on the situation that had arisen in the wake of the release of the United Nations Experts’ Panel report, party sources said yesterday.

They said Mr. Wickremesinghe was to leave for New Delhi yesterday and would hold talks with Indian leaders including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna.

However, sources said he would not meet newly elected Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jeyaram during this visit.

Shortly after her sweeping victory in Tamil Nadu, Mr. Wickremesinghe contacted Ms. Jeyaram and conveyed his good wishes. They agreed to meet on a suitable date.

After the release of UN Panel report described by the government as the ‘Darusman Report, the UNP appointed a committee headed by veteran Civil Servant Bradman Weerakoon to study it and recommend how the party should respond to it.

Though the committee report has been submitted to the UNP hierarchy, it is not yet in the public domain.

Prof. Peiris visited India on May 16 to brief the Indian leaders on the UN Advisory Panel Report which called for an investigation into human rights allegations during the final stages of the war.  Subsequent to this visit, there was a joint statement in which India asked Sri Lanka to probe alleged human rights violations. India had also stressed the need to evolve a political solution based on the 13th Amendment plus and expedite the implementation of various projects being funded by India. These projects include the development of the Kankasanthurai Harbour, the Palali Airbase and the Sampur Coal Power Project.

After the visit to India, Prof. Peiris visit China and held talks with Chinese leaders in Beijing. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • samosa Monday, 30 May 2011 10:19 AM

    well said!

    SL Monday, 30 May 2011 06:04 AM

    every one should be united to thrwert the LTTE sinister campaing agains SL.Ranil is a good choise.no matter what people says. he has the talent and he use his brain than his mouth.

    critics Monday, 30 May 2011 06:15 AM

    13 anendment is UNP/Congress pholosophy and 13+ is Mahinda's. So firstly Ranil then Mahinda. India has already talked to GL from the ruling party.

    dias Monday, 30 May 2011 06:23 AM

    No problem sir you can go but tell the truth dont harm our and your country please,

    unl Monday, 30 May 2011 07:11 AM

    check your brains.

    sam Monday, 30 May 2011 07:59 AM

    Yes, most people still dont know the difference.

    I Hussein Monday, 30 May 2011 08:34 AM

    100% areed. Very well said.

    athula Monday, 30 May 2011 09:20 AM

    Seek political Montesori admission and return for next elections

    malkanthi Monday, 30 May 2011 09:50 AM

    seem the only politician, eloquent but non-practical, resourceful man worth talking.

    Nihal Monday, 30 May 2011 09:58 AM

    Ranil is capable of convincing Indians and bring a fair solution to this country, but racist and opportunist will destroy it.

    Manmohan Monday, 30 May 2011 05:49 AM

    Even india knows Ranil speak no nonsense... he is the man to be trusted and genuine.... We must make him our leader not thugs and criminals.....

    Common Man Monday, 30 May 2011 10:19 AM

    Thanks for reminding, LOL

    Nancy Monday, 30 May 2011 11:32 AM

    What's the point in talking with a man who doesn't hold any power in Sri Lanka?

    DUWI Monday, 30 May 2011 12:22 PM

    Probably to hatch a plot to destabilise Sri Lanka

    SunathUK Sri Lankan Monday, 30 May 2011 12:31 PM

    Protecting the Culprits is NOT Patriotism.

    Gemba Monday, 30 May 2011 12:38 PM

    Does Ranil thinks that Sri lanka is a India's province??

    krishna Monday, 30 May 2011 12:43 PM

    Mahinda is far behind to Ranil in diplomacy.

    Rushdi Monday, 30 May 2011 01:22 PM

    what is the use of calling this vegetable

    Yatipooturalage Monday, 30 May 2011 01:57 PM

    not far behind......yet to be born.....................

    citizen1 Monday, 30 May 2011 02:49 PM

    ..so vegetables like you might have a future.

    Suren SoysasYou have Tuesday, 31 May 2011 05:36 AM

    You have hit the nail on the head -Thanks.

    Fayad Monday, 30 May 2011 04:02 AM

    Nice to be invited but do not betray the country !!

    WISDOM Sunday, 29 May 2011 09:41 PM

    WHAT A SHAME!

    Guru Sunday, 29 May 2011 10:07 PM

    If you are a gentleman, tell the truth.

    Titanic Sunday, 29 May 2011 11:56 PM

    Can sajith handle this negotiations,I think he is not, let him learn little more politic and come back suitable time, Ranil is capable

    MagodisThuma Monday, 30 May 2011 12:49 AM

    They want to learn... how to loose elections !

    Wara Monday, 30 May 2011 02:20 AM

    This should be a wake up call to our Raja Thuma.

    DYFG Monday, 30 May 2011 02:23 AM

    RANIL OR UNP NOT SHOTABLE OPPOSITION PARTY.
    LOOK LIKE RULING PARTY.

    AKALYIA Monday, 30 May 2011 03:18 AM

    Good luck, poor guy , his political leadership got killed becasue he is not racisit

    Bumba Monday, 30 May 2011 03:24 AM

    Waste of time!!!!

    ravi Monday, 30 May 2011 03:51 AM

    madam jayalalitha staterd the game thanks mam..

    Kumara Dharmarathne Monday, 30 May 2011 03:57 AM

    If India needs to hear something different from what Prof.G.L.Peiris said then India has to invite Hon.Sajith Premadasa. Hon.Ranil Wickremasinghe is a repetition of Government.

    UK TAMIL BOY Sunday, 29 May 2011 08:47 PM

    May be they want to talk about something special (UN report)-a secret.

    Trix Monday, 30 May 2011 04:37 AM

    This is taking a very big turn!!! J Definitely doesnt like the fact MR is the hero. Wouldn't be surprised if she backs up RW big time..!!!

    Konde Bendapuchhena Monday, 30 May 2011 04:47 AM

    According to his deputy he is a double game man,

    Kalu tall cheena Monday, 30 May 2011 05:08 AM

    No. He seeks high tension 33,000V.

    misunderstood Monday, 30 May 2011 05:08 AM

    I agree Ranil has so many weaknesses. But in my opinion he is a seasoned statesmen.

    Ranjith Monday, 30 May 2011 05:33 AM

    Hero is sent to jail. KP,Karuna, MR.. are all zeroes

    Ranjith Monday, 30 May 2011 05:32 AM

    Betray the country or the culprits? He will not betray the country. But ...

    Trix Monday, 30 May 2011 05:42 AM

    what i meant is MR being the hero of the nation , Leader of the nation!!! they dont like it, so changing is required for them..

    Minister Monday, 30 May 2011 05:47 AM

    Ideal time for him to create another uproar in the party. Then can go to India as usual!

    Concerned Monday, 30 May 2011 05:48 AM

    Is Ranil the ruler of this country? Why can't they invite someone from the ruling party instead? Conspiracy theory of India??


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