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President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in London to attend the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Presidential Spokesman Bandula Jayasekara said. Britain gears up for four-day long celebrations from June 2-5 to mark the 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.
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  • grand chancellor Monday, 04 June 2012 04:16 PM

    Start looking for the photo standing next to the queen, hope he knows to bow down! and then say its photo shopped like the OBAMA one. He He!

    DCOL Monday, 04 June 2012 08:11 AM

    @ AJ:
    Mahinda is President of SL. Some people may like him some not. Same goes for the HM the Queen. And that is democracy.
    Check your facts, invitation is by Buck Palace because this is not a commonwealth event.
    You can Protest because if UK deport you lot, your family got affected...nothing else.
    btw : he is Mahinda...not "mahintha"

    You lot are real hate spreaders....

    sampath Monday, 04 June 2012 05:30 PM

    was the invitation only for MR or for the entire jin bang

    Hussain Monday, 04 June 2012 08:10 AM

    All commonwealth head of States were officially invited for some of the Queens diamond jubilee celebrations. Most likely MR would attend the service of 'Thanksgiving" at St Pauls Cathedral & the official dinner or lunch for Commonwealth heads of governments.

    Apsara Tuesday, 05 June 2012 06:40 AM

    Why they didn't invite our beloved Wimal Weerawanse for a keynote lecture there.

    Apsara

    Ajith Monday, 04 June 2012 08:16 AM

    Do we have the SL Airlines plan ready to evacuate him ...ha ha haaah!

    Priya Monday, 04 June 2012 08:51 AM

    ... and Sri Lankan Airlines will slide further into debt because of the jumbo size entourage!

    somapal Monday, 04 June 2012 09:10 AM

    What is wrong here is MR taking the aircraft from Srilankan Airlines. They have already made a loss of Rs 17 billion and the Government is taking a loan of US $500 million and still he travels around the world in luxury. He travels with his Jim band with tax payers money. I have seen the PM of Singapore travling in a normal flight from Singapore to Japan. He could have taken a special flight from Singapore airline.

    Nodrog Tuesday, 05 June 2012 12:00 PM

    What proof does anyone have that war crimes were committed by the army other than unsubstantiated insinuations but the diaspora still believes. It seems when it suits your cause you believe without evidence otherwise you need proof?

    Prakash Jayaweera Tuesday, 05 June 2012 07:26 AM

    200 for this and how many for olympics?

    citizen1 Monday, 04 June 2012 10:39 PM

    Unfortunately, our pockets will.

    prasanna Monday, 04 June 2012 10:42 PM

    We are proud of you Mahinder our leader inspite of our terrorist supporter diaspora's who seem to hang around this site. These guys are tooo funeeee !

    gerty akka Tuesday, 05 June 2012 07:48 AM

    What Aney, stealing Nambian Presidents briefcase. SOoo hard-up? Muss be the work of that Cabbaraal fellow.

    sapumal Monday, 04 June 2012 11:06 PM

    This chap blames the west. Every given opportunity jumps in a plane and goes to worship them I mean her majesty.
    Shameful and disgusting, Fooling the Sri Lankans. I hope the Sri Lankans will one day realise his true personality.

    Roy Monday, 04 June 2012 11:03 PM

    All expenses are met by Public Trustee as the Auditor General of Sri Lanka

    Katta Kuvera Tuesday, 05 June 2012 07:52 AM

    That is because they could not find a boat large enough to put the sri lankan contingent in.

    saman Monday, 04 June 2012 11:10 PM

    Now the diaspora tamils will go crazy as usual. Well they gotta do something.

    Jagath Leanage Monday, 04 June 2012 09:49 AM

    He should'nt have gone.

    Lion Monday, 04 June 2012 11:57 PM

    He should have taken all his kith and kin to enjoy.

    Karthik Tuesday, 05 June 2012 12:04 AM

    Hi dalu banda, It was never our intension to migrate if not for the way you all treated us. There is no better place than the motherland. But then you repeatedly made it impossible to live in the beautiful country beginning 1958. Chandrika aplogized for the deeds in 1983. What happened subsequently. Comments like vulgur and dirty immigrants is uncalled for.

    haran Tuesday, 05 June 2012 12:22 AM

    nambian president breef case is missing as srilankan team stayed next door in the hotel in london.

    haran Tuesday, 05 June 2012 12:29 AM

    why dou need mrs balasingam she knows what happned to the surrendered ltte women members do you need more.

    mala Tuesday, 05 June 2012 12:58 AM

    who ever is in that position will be invited no matter who is, specially sri lanka was a british colony. No any other reason to be proud.

    nahera Tuesday, 05 June 2012 01:04 AM

    Thamath kopi kala vidiyatamane hithanne

    Prasannajit Tuesday, 05 June 2012 08:08 AM

    Has he taken a Srilankan aircraft to take his entourage delaying all other Srilankan flights out of Colombo which usually happens whenever he travels out of the country. Waste of public money.

    Jagath Leanage Monday, 04 June 2012 10:43 AM

    Dear Jegan,
    Private visits? Who is going to bear the cost which runs in to millions? M.R. or us?

    sahdi Tuesday, 05 June 2012 08:18 AM

    We no need Weerawansa there.. beacuse there are nearly 40 Modawansa's in London with MR

    buffaloa citizen Tuesday, 05 June 2012 08:24 AM

    Good one!!!

    solico Tuesday, 05 June 2012 03:08 AM

    200

    # Marzook Tuesday, 05 June 2012 03:08 AM

    @ aj. you are a person who doesnt know how to spell presidents name. so you cant be a sri lankan. the way you have writen it, i cant imagine if you are in UK even. mayb you better get things sorted before comenting in public like # Nodrog has correctly said. stupid !

    Mayu Tuesday, 05 June 2012 03:38 AM

    Nobody visited the victory parade!

    p.samy Monday, 04 June 2012 12:06 PM

    Actually he was invited by the Secretary General of the Commonwealth union

    Kabi Monday, 04 June 2012 12:19 PM

    We are proud of our country, our president. He was invited to dine with Her majesty the Queen Elizebeth.

    dalu banda Monday, 04 June 2012 12:20 PM

    aj please note that those vulgar immigrants make this beautiful place very dirty. Hence they (UK authorities) should roundup those abominable sub humans and send to a concentration camp without any further delay.

    Renu Monday, 04 June 2012 12:25 PM

    Apparently Invitation is not by the Royal Family but by Secretary to the Commonwealth, for lunch with the Queen

    Sapumal Bandara Monday, 04 June 2012 12:32 PM

    Where is Anton Balasingham's wife? Isn't she in UK? Is she not a common criminal?
    Just because she is white fleshed, that just not acquit her for her murderous acts with the LTTE.

    Labby Monday, 04 June 2012 12:27 PM

    Everyone seems to be having some strange impression that Osama Bin Laden was an innocent man watching television at home; an angel.

    Knock out Monday, 04 June 2012 12:32 PM

    Come on guys, let MR and his crew enjoy while we work hard and earn money to survive while paying taxes for allmost every thing...... The cost might be just another few millions.... After all they need a break coz they work even harder than us to destroy the economy in every way....

    haran Tuesday, 05 June 2012 09:14 AM

    are u living in this world. who investigate who. how many commission we had since 1947. do not pretend that you do not know anything about the past. you hate est but you want to live here you want properties here and your politicians want their children to be educated here. still we all love cricket. learn from west. see scotland what a western democracy. thing about our country again. killing and raping, coroption and bribe, lies and poverty, racism and budhist fanatism. still normal sinhalese people are nice people we love them. they are innocents.

    Lanka Muslim, UK Monday, 04 June 2012 12:58 PM

    What we should understand is that the authorities in the West do not mix-up matters. The President is invited by the Commonwealth Secretariat, which is hosting the event, as Sri Lanka in a Member of the Commonwealth Organisation. The Queen or the British Govt. does not interfere in the matter. This the manner in which the different institutions function in the West. This is a lesson that Sri Lanka also should learn.

    asoka abeywardena Monday, 04 June 2012 06:41 AM

    did they invite MR or he just went there on his own wish...?

    Tharaka Chanaka Monday, 04 June 2012 06:44 AM

    Have fun, at our own expense!

    Beatrice Monday, 04 June 2012 06:47 AM

    You bet the Queen will ignore him as protocol will demand that she is not seen with a person accused of war crimes.

    Nishantha Rajapaksa Monday, 04 June 2012 06:46 AM

    so who cares men

    aj Monday, 04 June 2012 06:52 AM

    Queen or uk govt not invite to mahintha. commonwealth only invite to mahintha. last night Tamils protest against his visits to UK . his run way back side of airport. LOL world are LOL for MR.

    Jegan Monday, 04 June 2012 06:52 AM

    Of course it was an invitation,but many human rights organizations and media have criticized the queen for inviting him,don't know why. next time he should pay a private visit.

    malkanthi Monday, 04 June 2012 06:56 AM

    He is the President so must be by invitation, problem is the unnecessary entourage!

    kumara Monday, 04 June 2012 07:12 AM

    gave a dumping welcome last night at Heathrow.

    Savindranath Wednesday, 06 June 2012 02:13 PM

    very true.

    MM Monday, 04 June 2012 07:20 AM

    Wow ...

    buffaloa citizen Tuesday, 05 June 2012 05:26 AM

    In that case, why doesnt the GOSL investigate and provide relevant proof of such an act and inform the British Authorities publicly for prosecution?

    Coconut Donkey Monday, 04 June 2012 02:35 PM

    Ironically the flash of ALL people are more or less the same color..

    SL Monday, 04 June 2012 07:18 AM

    Then she should de-invite Tony Blair and G. W. Bush.

    Aberatna Monday, 04 June 2012 02:31 PM

    The persons who mislead the world rule the world.

    Javi Monday, 04 June 2012 07:26 AM

    Wait and see what will happen

    VICTOR Monday, 04 June 2012 02:46 PM

    WE ARE PROUT OF OUR COUNTRY, OUR PRESIDENT, HE DIDN,T INVITED TO DINE WITH HER MAJESTY THE
    QUEEN ELIZEBETH II .* BUT HE IS IN THERE .

    balu Monday, 04 June 2012 07:36 AM

    MR has erradicated terrorist for that if human rights organizations are shouting then what abut obama who kiiled a unarmed osama .bush/blair etc...total west attitude see a weak nation & bully it.

    Nodrog Monday, 04 June 2012 02:57 PM

    aj, obviously not from Sri lanka as you can't even spell the president's name. I am no fan of his but I don't wash my dirty linen in public...

    Nodrog Monday, 04 June 2012 07:33 AM

    What about Obama who ordered and watched the murder of Osama?

    Sapumal Bandara Monday, 04 June 2012 03:10 PM

    Jegan
    You'll shud have begged of the queen to invite Madam (Anton) Balasingham as well.

    hemjey Monday, 04 June 2012 07:39 AM

    This is the today's so called democracy, what few LTTE criminals and vote-begging western politicians can do..

    Micheal Tuesday, 05 June 2012 05:52 AM

    Y did they invite him?He'll take some pictures with world leaders and then the gov media will show those pictures and brainwash the village idiots and show everything is rosy in this country!

    piyal samarakone Monday, 04 June 2012 07:44 AM

    there is not doubt that head of state should accept the invitation the question is bus load people going with him at our expense thats the worst part of the scene -

    Monkey Joe Monday, 04 June 2012 03:35 PM

    Who pays for the Sri Lankan deligation's hotel bills, transport etc. etc while they are in UK ....... British Royal Palace or is it the "aid money" ?

    Knock out Tuesday, 05 June 2012 05:58 AM

    Wimal in UK means problem dude... When he is back is might probably reveal a plan set by the queen to capture SL!!!

    Manik Monday, 04 June 2012 03:35 PM

    Bloody hell! Give this fellow a break. He is working hard to uplift families and he is giving priority to his own family. What is wrong with that.

    BlindSide Monday, 04 June 2012 07:51 AM

    It was all hush hush. Ha!

    truth Wednesday, 06 June 2012 04:14 AM

    In addition we are the only country which gives "free ride white van ride" to "heaven"

    Yuri Monday, 04 June 2012 03:58 PM

    WHy worries ? IMF is out there..... and our Wimal is also there

    Dadoriya Monday, 04 June 2012 04:09 PM

    Where will he deliver is much await speech this time, Buckingham Palace, Oxford, Cambridge or the back corridors of Heathrow or Gatwick.

    baliu Monday, 04 June 2012 04:18 PM

    question is HOW MANY WENT WITH HIM


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