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Colombo, Feb 28 (Daily Mirror) - National People’s Power (NPP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake will travel to Canada next month to address Sri Lankans living there and to meet with some Canadian politicians, the Daily Mirror learns.

He will address a meeting in Toronto on March 23.

Earlier, he visited Austrailia, the United States and India.


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  • sam Wednesday, 28 February 2024 01:30 PM

    Who pays for these trips?

    Lohan Wednesday, 28 February 2024 05:02 PM

    Are you ? What's your problem. Basil or MR is paying for it.

    Tak Tik Tuk Wednesday, 28 February 2024 05:26 PM

    Well wishers and party funds. Definitely not our tax.

    PC Wednesday, 28 February 2024 07:57 PM

    Haven’t you heard of campaign funds ? They collect money from people and people contribute towards party fund collection, that’s how they are able to contest elections. They need money. He is obviously traveling to meet SL diaspora to collect money for the party.

    Tony Thursday, 29 February 2024 11:09 AM

    @ PC - So when AKD travels all over the world to collect funds for his party, it is correct, but when the president travels seeking funds and assistance to keep the country going

    Ruwan Thursday, 29 February 2024 08:27 PM

    So the poor people give money for the fund thinking that it will be used for helping other similar people. Instead it's being used for private benefits. I feel so sorry for the contributors.Ruwan

    Amaran Wednesday, 28 February 2024 01:31 PM

    I am happy for you, Hon AKD. All the best !!

    Patriot Wednesday, 28 February 2024 02:42 PM

    Yeah. He gets a chance to come out from the well and see the world.

    Jeanne Thursday, 29 February 2024 02:12 AM

    @Amaran : Quit talking from your rear end.

    Dee Wednesday, 28 February 2024 01:43 PM

    Acquired the pleasure of‘Flying’

    Dakshina Dissanayake Wednesday, 28 February 2024 02:00 PM

    Globe trotting hard worker strengthning foreign relationships , lucky NPP Leader , under his government he may be overseas more than in SL

    Lohan Wednesday, 28 February 2024 05:01 PM

    R U Jealous .....sour grapes. R U not jealous of present leaders trotting the globe.

    Sam Silva Wednesday, 28 February 2024 07:04 PM

    He should take Ranil with him and will make a good couple on their joy trips

    Joshia Wednesday, 28 February 2024 02:04 PM

    Guide all the best.

    Kumara Choksanada Wednesday, 28 February 2024 02:21 PM

    Amul Kumara would be taking over the businesses that do not pay tax properly.

    mendis Wednesday, 28 February 2024 02:31 PM

    To meet his sons.

    Lasa Perera Wednesday, 28 February 2024 02:34 PM

    Good Move. Try to speak to Tamil Diaspora.

    DPerera Wednesday, 28 February 2024 02:36 PM

    He is going to collect money in Canada to make economic destruction in Sri Lanka

    Magic Wednesday, 28 February 2024 02:39 PM

    Business class i bet.

    Amaran Wednesday, 28 February 2024 06:58 PM

    Nothing wrong in travelling in business class. He is a leader of a leading political party now.

    Till win Wednesday, 28 February 2024 02:45 PM

    Who is paying for these?

    JeffK Wednesday, 28 February 2024 02:59 PM

    The party fund. Who pays to the party fund is the million dollar question.

    Bandara Wednesday, 28 February 2024 03:04 PM

    He is now Travelling all over the world. We can imagine his travelling habit if he become president. With the modern technology everything can be done stay in Sri Lanka. Travelling habit of Ranil is better than is man.

    Cheers Wednesday, 28 February 2024 03:06 PM

    So this is now clear evidence he was funded by tamil diaspora to unseat President Gotabaya Rajapakse and funded their aragalaya campaign to unsettle the country as Rajapakse's never gave in to tamil or Muslim diaspora but always protected national security and did not trade the values but protected the majority and the country from evils. Dan sapada

    Tom Wednesday, 28 February 2024 03:11 PM

    Hope the SriLankans living in Canada will ask him why JVP demerged the North and East provinces through the courts in 2006.

    New globe trotter! Wednesday, 28 February 2024 03:26 PM

    Now Anura is disqualified to criticize Ranil on foreign journeys!

    Suresh Wednesday, 28 February 2024 03:33 PM

    Didn't this criticize the foreign travel of the President who travelled to promote the country and deal with matters of national importance not too long ago?

    Senpera Wednesday, 28 February 2024 03:46 PM

    Corrupt bloated man goes on vacation trips to give ego inflating nonsense speeches with his ill begotten money while the common people starve!

    Lk Wednesday, 28 February 2024 04:10 PM

    A lot of people around the worldwide are happy to pay for him for his honesty and political wisdom and knowledge in politics. If inept politicians like MR; MS and GR can fly on public money why not with money of well wishers . This is given out of love and affection and not by force

    Lasantha Jayasinghe Wednesday, 28 February 2024 04:50 PM

    All the best AKD. Keep it up - you are exceeding the expectations. It is not over yet - but confident you will achieve it.

    warren Wednesday, 28 February 2024 04:55 PM

    When Mr Ranil Wickremasinghe, who revived the failing Sri Lankan economy, goes overseas on official visits, it is criticised by some. But, if people with an antediluvian Marxist ideology who assassinated an erudite like Professor Stanley Wijesundara go overseas (on whose account? I do not know), then it is extolled!

    Grace Wednesday, 28 February 2024 05:10 PM

    Next, Sajith will go to Canada to ask for buses and feminine hygiene products for election purpose.

    Aamal Correra Wednesday, 28 February 2024 05:26 PM

    I see a very positive trend here, question all your representatives irrespective of the party that you are aligned with and hold them accountable. It was not the case with majority and that's why we are in such a mess, a country blesses with diversity and majority who wants a 8to 5 job and up in arms for foreigners doing business and ultimately adding value to the economy..

    Anura Mahinda Ranil Maithree Chandrika all in same boat Wednesday, 28 February 2024 06:06 PM

    Anura , I dont know the real purpose of these tours. He is not going to make any difference in our country , he s just another waster and insane prodigal

    Jerome Wednesday, 28 February 2024 06:16 PM

    NPP is our only hope, 76 years of suffering has to end.

    Intiquab Ghouse Wednesday, 28 February 2024 06:54 PM

    He also has the right to meet other politicians and srilankans, why worry.

    Viktor Wednesday, 28 February 2024 07:36 PM

    Definitely not the person(s) who is/are paying for the first class tickets for Ranil's large enteurage on his 16 trips abroad

    Adwani Wednesday, 28 February 2024 08:38 PM

    Just mingle with some Canadian politicians and lear from them few economic lessons. Do not say to them I can do, till you learn from them.

    Cannot pronounce "sh" Wednesday, 28 February 2024 11:39 PM

    Which language is he going to use there?

    PNU n BJS Wednesday, 28 February 2024 11:46 PM

    When will he stopover in Cuba and North Korea. Why is he dodging Venezuela ?

    Tissa Fernando Thursday, 29 February 2024 01:02 AM

    After destroying the economy and the youth mentality for over 5 decades the JVP will sell the country to India and the Diaspora.

    Citizens Thursday, 29 February 2024 01:13 AM

    Does he think he can be the next president by visiting these countries?? What a joke! Who is paying for these trips?? These are the very people who always had something ridiculous to say if Ranil visited a foreign country!

    Jeanne Thursday, 29 February 2024 02:10 AM

    Not a good look at all - and he's not even in power yet!!!

    Sinna Thursday, 29 February 2024 07:06 AM

    Though presently he is small man but in next election he would be elevated to the highest post in SriLanka, his visit to Canadian doorstep is good opportunity to Canadian government to meet future leader of SriLanka, a trustworthy character (so far) and hopefully Canada will not loose this opportunity to build up longstanding friendship essential for both countries

    Ranjan Thursday, 29 February 2024 08:18 AM

    AKD will be the leading runner for the presidential election if there are no rigging

    Tilak Thursday, 29 February 2024 09:56 AM

    May be all of us will need to apply for Canadian citizenship if such a remote possibility eventuates. But will Canada take in 20 million immigrants from one country?

    Jude Thursday, 29 February 2024 09:27 AM

    The News coming from Toronto is that Lankan diaspora will fund heavily the NPP upcoming elections campaign. Let's remember you need big money to contest for public office!!

    Tissa Fernando Thursday, 29 February 2024 10:21 AM

    Yes , strategic assets to India and the North and East to diaspora. Not only this guy, everyone else is doing it but he deceives people. People are voting for him to get revenge from the current government.

    Jude Thursday, 29 February 2024 11:31 AM

    @Tissa, NPP gonna form next government in SL. mind you 80% of voters Born after 1971 or they were teenagers then they've no recollection of not concerned. Other political parties talking about the past, yeah 1971, 87

    Tissa Fernando Thursday, 29 February 2024 07:24 PM

    Jude, I do not think that they will get the votes, it is just a propaganda campaign funded by foreign governments. They may get more votes than before but not 50% as Indians say. May be the Indians want less trouble to protect their investments.

    Mandy Wednesday, 06 March 2024 06:13 PM

    I read several comments. Majority of readers don’t understand how the organization is functioning in general. I am recommending them to join at least a non profit organization to understand how their funds are utilized. Every organization carries their own constitution and funds are spent under the umbrella as per the constitution. In my point of view party is sending AKD to establish by lateral relationships between those countries and it’s a very good opportunity to meet Sri Lankan diaspora. I don’t see any irregularity in this process perhaps I am happy that NPP is not spending tax payers money.


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