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The main opposition United National Party (UNP) was vague in its response when asked whether Chief Opposition Whip John Amaratunga was accompanying President Mahinda Rajapaksa during his Middle East tour.

 “Mr. Amaratunga has informed UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake that he was going on this tour to visit religious sites and as such the party has given him permission to do so,” UNP spokesman Gayantha Karunathilake told a news conference today.  
 
But when asked about Mr. Amaratunga’s participation along with the President at some of the bilateral discussions at a time the UNP had repeatedly criticised the Government for the huge amount of money it spends on foreign tours, Mr. Karunathilake said the party’s view on this matter would be made public later.

(Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • ind Tuesday, 07 January 2014 12:31 PM

    Here after John Amarathunga won't talk about jumbo tours!

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 08 January 2014 11:37 AM

    Who is the Jona now?

    Dee Wednesday, 08 January 2014 11:52 AM

    The Govt runs mostly with such people, one more on board our 'podhu janaya' fellows will be happy!

    Ravi Wednesday, 08 January 2014 07:56 AM

    John would have thought that he will never get a chance to go overseas with RW, so might as well join the government and enjoy the luxury comfort.

    sinhala modaya Wednesday, 08 January 2014 08:20 AM

    On your marks........ready........go...........
    Suba anagathayak wewa to latest bankrupt UNP's pole jumpers getting ready for next elections !

    Ohoma yang bando thawa tiyanawa honda show tikkak isarahata.

    Dilip De Alwis Wednesday, 08 January 2014 09:09 AM

    This man should actually be in Kanatte. Considering his old age, loosing memory and his past records The H E should never consider of taking such politically ruined, people in to the Government.

    Jagath Leanage Tuesday, 07 January 2014 06:13 PM

    Hop step and jump and its called "triple jump"?


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