Politburo Member of the National Freedom Front Piyasiri Wijenayake has said that the statement alleged to have been made by the US regarding the Sri Lankan government and human rights is an attack directed at the sovereignty of Sri Lanka.
He expressed these views at a media briefing held today regarding a report issued by the US state department stating that the Sri Lankan government should protect human rights. He said that the western countries including the US have been disturbed due to the fact that they cannot use Sri Lanka as their backyard after the Mahinda Rajapaksa government defeated Prabhakaran’s terrorism. They attempt to create various problems and try to keep Sri Lanka under their power. He said that countries with oil resources are being robbed in one way while attempting to prey on Sri Lanka which is the heart of Asia. He said that now is time when the people, the government and the opposition should come together for the freedom of the motherland.