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Lord Naseby’s visit to Sri Lanka cost over Rs 1 million

The Sri Lankan government spent more than Rs 1 million to bring the controversial British politician Lord Naseby for a one-day visit to the island, reports Ceylon Today.

According to a Right to Information (RTI) request obtained by Ceylon Today, the 2012 visit cost Rs 1,273,534.79. The total includes the Commander of the Sri Lankan Air Force chartering a              B412 helicopter ride for the British Lord, who has in the past been labelled an “apologist” for the Rajapaksa regime.

Lord Naseby reportedly visited Sri Lanka 14 times between 2002 and 2017.