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Travel ban by most travelled PM



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It is reported that Prime Minister Wickremesinghe has banned UNP ministers from travelling abroad without his permission. He has apparently decreed that a UNP minister wishing to travel abroad must meet him and get his written permission. This move may be counter-productive, taking into account the number of trips the Prime Minister makes. So far this year he has been to Switzerland, Australia, Vietnam and Japan (and may be other countries as well) and is due to visit India in the next few days. If the ministers have to meet him and get written permission, they would have to travel to wherever he is to do so - unless they plan well ahead, something this achcharu palanaya government has not done over the past two years.

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