By Colombo Telegraph –
An unclassified US diplomatic cable dated September 13, 2007 shows the President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa has travelled to US with a Teleprompt Operator. The Colombo Telegraph found the related leaked cable from the WikiLeaks database and the cable is signed by the US Ambassador to Colombo Robert Blake.
Read the cable below for further information;
VZCZCXYZ0012 OO RUEHWEB DE RUEHLM #1273 2561207 ZNR UUUUU ZZH O 131207Z SEP 07 FM AMEMBASSY COLOMBO TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6811 INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 0619 RHEHAAA/NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 2322
UNCLAS COLOMBO 001273 SIPDIS SIPDIS STATE FOR IO/PPC (BATLLE) AND SCA/RA (PFLEIDERER, MICALLER) USUN FOR MCBRIDE NSC FOR MCDONALD E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: PREL ITRA OVIP UNGA CE SUBJECT: SRI LANKA: OFFICIAL DELEGATION LIST FOR 62ND UNGA REF: A) STATE 101170 B) COLOMBO 1077 ¶1. (SBU) Embassy Colombo has received by diplomatic note the following list (para 2) of the official delegation and media members who are scheduled to visit the USA accompanying H.E. the President of Sri Lanka for the 62nd United Nations General Assembly. ¶2. (SBU) (begin list) Composition of Delegation for the Official Visit of H.E. the President to UN General Assembly in New York 23 to 26 August 2007: H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa, President Madam Shiranthi Rajapaksa, First Lady Honorable Ministers: Honorable Rohitha Bogollagama ) Minister of Foreign Affairs Honorable Douglas Devananda, Minister of Social Services and Social Welfare Honorable Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Minister of Mass Media and Information Honorable Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Environment Honorable T. B. Ekanayake, Minister of Highways Officers from Presidential Secretariat: Mr. Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the President Mr. Sajin Vass Gunawardena, Coordinating Secretary to the President Officers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Dr. Palitha T. B. Kohona, Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. M. M. Jaffeer, Chief of Protocol Mr. Gihan Indraguptha, Assistant Chief of Protocol Medical Staff: Dr. S. D. Jayaratne Dr. Asela Wijeratna (Army) Security Staff: Advance Security Police: Mr. S. M. Wickramasinghe, DIG Mr. S. A. R. P. Jayathilake, ASP Army: Brigadier K. J. Alwis, Military Security Coordinator H.E. the President's Security: Major S.W. M. Fernando Major U. A. A. P. Ubeysiriwardena Lieutenant Y. M. L. Abeyrathna Lance Corporal K. B. Rohana Bandara Lance Corporal H. P. S. Sisira Bandara Lance Corporal M. L. Wijepala Food Taster: PC Amarasinghe Saman Udaya Kumara Personal Aide: Mr. E. W. Kamal Wasantha Media Personnel: Mr. Newton Gunaratne, Director - Electronic Media Mr. Lucien Rajakarunanayake, Director - Media Mr. Sudath Silva, Chief Official Photographer Mr. Sugath Sri Lanka Dias, News Cameraman ) SLRC Mr. Chaminda Gunaratne, News Producer ) SLRC Mr. Sumudu Ranjith, Teleprompt Operator Mr. A.H. M. Azwar, Advisor to the President Mr. Sisira Kothalawala, DG Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation Mr. Pramod De Silva, Editor ) Daily News Mr. Aruna Balasuriya, Journalist ) Divaina Mr. T. D. K. Jayantha, Journalist ) SLBC Mr. Buddhika Eanjeewa, Producer ) Swarnawahini Mr. Asoka Lal Sigers, Cameraman ) Government Film Unit BLAKE