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Feb 12 - Former President Maithripala Sirisena left for the United States via India this morning on a special visit.

Sirisena's itinerary included a stop in New Delhi, India, where he boarded the AI-284 flight operated by Indian Airlines at 02:50 am today. From New Delhi, he will proceed to New York, USA, on another connecting flight.

Accompanying Sirisena are two officials from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, as disclosed by party sources.


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  • mohandev Monday, 12 February 2024 12:18 PM

    Must be on his way to discuss what happened

    Non alligned Monday, 12 February 2024 02:32 PM

    First settle the court order payment before you start campaigning in the US. Hope it's not an invitation.

    Premalal Perera Monday, 12 February 2024 12:28 PM

    Last gasps of a corrupt era.

    Gingerly seed and droppings of mouse Monday, 12 February 2024 12:29 PM

    I JUST REMEMBERED THE WISE SAYING. It goes as follows. "Gingerly seeds are dried to obtain Gingerly Oil (Thala Thel)". But what purpose does it serve if droppings of mouse is dried?

    LK Monday, 12 February 2024 12:30 PM

    what can he do there? what is the benefit to the country? Is it at his own expense? what is the purpose of the trip?

    Ceylonese Monday, 12 February 2024 12:38 PM

    Appatasiri, wonder what language he would speak there.

    AIA Monday, 12 February 2024 03:36 PM

    He can speak in the vernacular with an interpreter just as the Chinese, Russian , Japanese and other heads of states do. You are a typical subservient Sri Lankan licking the toes of the West. English is not a big deal man! .Hope you could understand my English.

    Mahila Monday, 12 February 2024 08:21 PM

    Undoubtedly, choice of Wise Men, Spanish Ofcourse!!?? Which, Ranil is Oblivious – other than English!!?? Problem encountered by the Yahapalanaya Government meandering unable to understanding, by important constituents – PM and President Dispute!! Ranil didn’t want to learn!? MS is an individual of wide Learning, keeps pace with all Modern Trends, Dapper – well-informed!!??

    Don't be a hypocrite Tuesday, 13 February 2024 06:02 AM

    @AIA. Don't talk through your hat. All those who shun English language still want everything else the English left behind; troucers, shirts, roads, railway, postal system too many to list. And continue to embrace and adopt to western ways of comforts; fridges, TV, airconditioners, planes, defence machinery and many more. For such things you are ready to lick the west. English is a big deal; without it, the language and the technology, you wouldn't have been able to post your comment here. Why don't you go back to your traditional attires and bullock carts? Don't be a hypocrite. Please come out of this mentality and allow the country to progress.

    Comment Wisely Tuesday, 13 February 2024 10:11 AM

    @ AIA - it seems from your comments you don’t travel much. English is widely spoken as an alternative if you can’t communicate in the language of the area. Before commenting, get your facts in order.

    johan Monday, 12 February 2024 12:45 PM

    Has he completely settled compensation to Easter Bomb blast victims. The SC should have withheld his Passport banning his foreign travels what ever purpose it may be.

    Lion Monday, 12 February 2024 12:47 PM

    What is this useless layer is doing in USA . Go around with the money you robbed from this country But keep it in mind that your days are numbered.

    Ram Monday, 12 February 2024 12:48 PM

    Hope he is using personal funds for his trip

    Eranga Monday, 12 February 2024 12:53 PM

    Must be on tax payers account! Shame on you good for nothing Sirisena!

    amal Monday, 12 February 2024 12:54 PM

    pay the fines first, before rata savari

    ANNECUNT Monday, 12 February 2024 12:55 PM

    we humbly request you NOT to come back to sri-lanka

    UMAS ALI Monday, 12 February 2024 12:57 PM

    what a waste of money

    Steve Monday, 12 February 2024 01:00 PM

    What's cooking? Meeting with Biden?

    Gonston Fernando Monday, 12 February 2024 01:08 PM

    The airline must serve him rotten caju, this time. Wait! How can he travel without paying 100million as per the court order???

    Ram Monday, 12 February 2024 01:19 PM

    Is this a private or party related visit?

    Banda Monday, 12 February 2024 01:20 PM

    What a joke. This jokers are at their best.Lol

    Sanje Monday, 12 February 2024 01:28 PM

    end of Biden.....

    Prince Monday, 12 February 2024 01:32 PM

    There is no issues on him or the whole SLFP goes on there money. The issue is our president taking all the crooks and going round the world on tax payers money

    ROSH Monday, 12 February 2024 01:40 PM

    Eaglemaithiri is joining his love machine unelected master debating president on mile high club. He also wants to develop internal work

    Cheers Monday, 12 February 2024 02:17 PM

    He ruined SLFP trying to take revenge from Rajapakse

    NAMAL Monday, 12 February 2024 02:31 PM

    going to talk to Biden in sign language.Biden memory is fading with old age

    Jabila Monday, 12 February 2024 03:00 PM

    A president knows to untie the curry-packet on a charity mission? TIN TIN.

    Tak Tik Tuk Monday, 12 February 2024 03:06 PM

    Looks like he is setting up ratlines just like the Germans did at end of world war 2... so that all the horu can escape safely just before NPP comes to power...

    VJ Monday, 12 February 2024 03:32 PM

    He must be having properties and other investments in the US. He is amongst the ten richest in the country.

    Ginapala Anthattuge Monday, 12 February 2024 03:35 PM

    Hope Gon Putha accompanying you! What a money wasting of these Pin Gonas? Gramasevaka to Business class travel through stolen public money! Hope this is his last visit away from SL!!

    Citizen Monday, 12 February 2024 03:54 PM

    All these jokers spending presidential funds and enjoying trips, what a waste, why these funds spent on poor people of this country. Where is the audit for the GR COVID funds. How much collected and how much spent and what is balance.

    Ganesh Monday, 12 February 2024 03:56 PM

    appata Hitang!

    sam Monday, 12 February 2024 05:01 PM

    Is he trying to migrate?

    Nihal S Monday, 12 February 2024 05:01 PM

    I guess the SLFP is paying the bill, not the general public. Any comments? Who are the accompanying party offices and what is the purpose?

    Tissa Fernando Monday, 12 February 2024 05:52 PM

    Sira is joining the race to get Indian support only Sajith is left out.

    Sksisen@gmsail.com Monday, 12 February 2024 05:59 PM

    There goes my tax money.

    namal Monday, 12 February 2024 06:35 PM

    Appatasiri he is going to speak in sri-lankan signlanguage

    Holy soul Monday, 12 February 2024 10:11 PM

    Mina, Kaputa, Gota and Sira at last to USA. Good combination to go there. God save our souls.

    Jilmart Monday, 12 February 2024 11:28 PM

    Janadipathi Thatha is going to the US to look for a Golden Camel.

    Rohini Wijetilleke Tuesday, 13 February 2024 01:03 AM

    What is the purpose of this visit? Who is paying for it? Is it to brag about his miserable performance as the President? Is he accompanied by his son who he brought for a UN conference?

    ANNECUNT Tuesday, 13 February 2024 02:33 AM

    AIYO SIRA

    Missing Tuesday, 13 February 2024 06:10 AM

    Only information missing in this piece of news is his seat number on the flight. LOL. Must be for security reasons.

    Less wega Tuesday, 13 February 2024 11:32 AM

    He will be a great assert for USA sri Lanka going to feel the body fish dancing...

    GIRIGORIS Tuesday, 13 February 2024 02:22 PM

    for EASTER BOMBING he was paid in us dollars


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