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President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said that Sri Lanka has nothing to hide. “We are very open, we have nothing to hide,” the President said.

Speaking at a media briefing ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM), the President also expressed satisfaction over External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid attending the Commonwealth summit.

When asked whether he was satisfied with the level of Indian participation at the CHOGM, the President said, “The Foreign Minister is here. I am satisfied.”

When an Indian reporter stated that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has skipped the conference in deference to public sentiments in Tamil Nadu, Rajapaksa shot back, "But he has not said this to me".

The President noted that the Indian Prime Minister had not attended a previous summit in Perth two years ago.

Ignoring demands from political parties in Tamil Nadu for a total boycott, Khurshid yesterday arrived in Colombo for the summit, making it clear that India's participation is not in any way dilution of its stand on Tamils in Sri Lanka.

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  • dhilip Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:43 AM

    v don't want to bother about others.our president know how to solve the problem.hey who u r keep your two hole shut.v know what to do?

    gihan perera Friday, 15 November 2013 02:23 PM

    ALI BABA!

    Suq Madique Friday, 15 November 2013 03:09 AM

    Who cares what the others believe? We know they are only singing for votes and some like C4 for money.

    Spiky Friday, 15 November 2013 03:07 AM

    Because its already Hidden.

    Ruwan Friday, 15 November 2013 02:59 AM

    Of course you have nothing to hide, so don't let anyone ask questions especially about the 40,000 buried in mass graves.

    Neutral thinker Friday, 15 November 2013 02:59 AM

    Nothing to hide! then why your party people blocked some media personnel in Anuradapua.

    Kumar Thursday, 14 November 2013 02:47 PM

    Well said ...

    Sarath Thursday, 14 November 2013 02:29 PM

    We don`t need international investigation. This is an internal matter.

    Suq Madique Thursday, 14 November 2013 02:17 PM

    Begging to finance development in Jaffna?

    Crazy Coot Thursday, 14 November 2013 12:21 PM

    Be careful when you offer Tea to these guys. Donot do it at TT!.

    Ha Ha Ha Thursday, 14 November 2013 12:06 PM

    Yes , we have nothing to hide , we do everything open, White Van , etc etc

    Praveen Kumar Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:45 AM

    Its not a dream mate...reality

    ram Thursday, 14 November 2013 07:10 AM

    yes yes you are telling the truth but only Sri Lankan majority will believe you not others .

    if its so can you allow for international investigation on war crime

    james bond Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:27 AM

    them why don"t investigate and not allow others to investigate ???.

    neutral man Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:14 AM

    keep on dreaming on...

    Manel Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:03 AM

    Nothing to hide and only God knows where EKNALIGODA is.

    Rahul Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:57 AM

    No leadership threat to him for next 10 years.

    ram Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:50 AM

    ask ministers always your government go to them with begging bowl .

    clueless Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:50 AM

    War crime! what?

    Perumal Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:48 AM

    That's right! If he has nothing to hide why was Macrae not allowed a peaceful journey to North?

    willows Thursday, 14 November 2013 09:12 AM

    A real Statesman

    Ranjith Silvar Thursday, 14 November 2013 09:01 AM

    Who are these International Community?. We have our faith and not the West!

    Rakitha Thursday, 14 November 2013 07:12 AM

    well said Mr. President!!!!!!! Nice Answer to the India reporter....


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