The President’s tour of Russia added more strength to Sri Lanka at a time when the island had entered a decisive stage. A media conference was organized today by Government Representatives who joined the President’s tour of Russia.
Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris said that even the Spanish Prime Minister who has wide practical experience emphasized that not only allegations made against Sri Lanka should be rejected but made a positive evaluation. In an era in which terrorism has become a thing of the past and when a firm determination was being made to achieve economic growth, the Russian President said the Sri Lankan President and the citizens had unstinted support and cooperation of Russia.
The Chinese President said he firmly believed that the Sri Lankan President, the Government and the people had the full strength and capability of solving problems in accordance with the culture. The External Affairs Minister added that the Chinese leader clarified to President Rajapaksa that under such circumstances, China vehemently opposed any external interference in Sri Lanka.