Rajapaksa leaves for London

[TamilNet, Monday, 29 November 2010, 17:16 GMT]
Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for London Monday evening in a special flight 509. He is scheduled to address the Oxford Union on December 2nd at the invitation of the Oxford Union and the Sri Lanka Society of Oxford University, the Government Information Department said. Times of India on 05 November reported that Rajapaksa cancelled his trip to UK fearing arrest for war crimes. However, Rajapaksa's office responded by saying that the visit was not cancelled, but postponed till December.

Rajapaksa previously addressed the Oxford Union in 2008 and the topic of his address was “Strategy towards Empowering the Rural Economy of Sri Lanka”.


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