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ONLY FEW COUNTRIES WANT A PROBE – DEFENCE SECRETARY

Aug 9, 2011 11:54:49 AM - itnnews.lk

Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said that it is not the international community but only few countries who are calling for a probe on the final stages of the war in the country. He also stated that Sri Lanka is a sovereign country, and they have done nothing wrong in the humanitarian operation. Speaking to India’s Headlines Today the Defence Secretary said Sri Lanka has a strong backing from the rest of the world, starting from Russia, China, India, Pakistan and a lot of the countries from Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. He also mentioned that the government has taken several steps with regard to power devolution as well.

Mr. Rajapaksa further mentioned that the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister was speaking regarding the welfare of Tamils in Sri Lanka, to gain political advantage. She was acting without knowing facts.

The Defence Secretary pointed out that if she was so concerned about the welfare of the Tamil people of Sri Lanka, she must stop Indian fishermen coming into Sri Lankan waters and fishing in areas dominated by the Tamil fishermen of Sri Lanka.