FM admits seeking UN job for son

Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama admitted yesterday that he had appealed to a UN official for a job for his son.

Mr. Bogollagama, who is campaigning for the April 8 parliamentary elections under the slogan that he had “won the world” as Foreign Minister, wrote to an official in the Sri Lanka Permanent Mission in New York that a letter requesting the job be handed over to a very senior UN official.

The official has now been identified as Vijay Nambiar, Chief of Staff of the UN Secretary General. Mr. Bogallagama told the Sunday Times, “As a father I will do just that, UN or otherwise. This is a personal matterwithin the family. My son is qualified and he is suitable to serve on the very highest office in any part of the world”.

Top to the page  |  E-mail  |  views[1]
SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend
Other News Articles
Lanka in diplomatic war with UN
Lanka facing El Nino heat
FM admits seeking UN job for son
4-foot ballot papers, thousands of extra boxes
900 JPs before polls
Cottage of beauty goes up in a blaze
Longer the ballot, bigger the democracy
Talk at the cafe Spectator
Dengue larvicide import still not approved
Dissolved House to meet to debate emergency
AG says Govt. would take note of UN rights comments
Presentation on continental shelf limits at opportune time: FM
Ransom paid: Somali pirates to release Lankan crew
Draft Information Act to be presented to President tomorrow
Call to prevent forest fires breaking out
Nandikadal revisited
US envoy: Challenging time for journalists
Con man blackmails unsuspecting women
From the shadows to the limelight
Intra-party battles to the fore as campaigning kicks off
Candidates fight shy of declaring assets
“Don’t allow the elections to pollute the environment”
Tit-for-tat is the name of the game
The ludicrous rise of cardboard, paper ‘protectors’
Gangsters play police to protect politicos
Tolerance would be reverence
Sri Lankan doctor cured a South African diplomat’s wife


Reproduction of articles permitted when used without any alterations to contents and a link to the source page.
© Copyright 2010 | Wijeya Newspapers Ltd.Colombo. Sri Lanka. All Rights Reserved.| Site best viewed in IE ver 6.0 @ 1024 x 768 resolution