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Some diplomats interfering

2014 Jan 27

The Government says some diplomats posted to Sri Lanka are interfering in Sri Lanka’s internal matters.
Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that there is a section of the international community that wants to try and force its own agenda on Sri Lanka despite the tremendous progress that has been achieved in less than five years after the end of the war.

The Ministry of Defence today quoted him as saying that major portions of the LLRC recommendations have already been implemented while others are presently being executed in order to foster reconciliation and ensure lasting peace.

He said that if anyone is genuine about resolving issues, they should engage with the Government through domestic forums instead of trying to internationalise Sri Lanka’s internal affairs.

“Forming their opinions on the basis of one-sided discussions with the rump of the LTTE and other radicalised sections of the Tamil Diaspora, they ignore the significant progress we have made in the last few years. Using lofty terms such as Good Governance, Accountability, and Impunity, and through various dubious indices that supposedly monitor compliance to these concepts, they seek to apply value judgments on Sri Lanka,” he added.

He also noted that most military camps have been withdrawn, and the only ones that remain are those that in strategic locations essential to national security.  

Rajapaksa said that the maintenance of law and order is handled entirely by the Police and new Police stations have been opened throughout the North and East obtaining the service of Tamil speaking policemen. (Colombo Gazette)


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