Foreign dignitaries were here to help Prabha: Minister
By Kelum Bandara
Dec 4, 2009
The government said yesterday that 99 percent of foreign dignitaries who visited Sri Lanka during the last leg of the war were interested in salvaging LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran through the cessation of humanitarian operations. Agriculture Development Minister Maithripala Sirisena told a news briefing that these foreign representatives never came here for their affection or friendship towards Sri Lanka.

“Almost all of them wanted to save the life of Prabhakaran by applying pressure on the government to stop military operations,” he said.

The Minister charged that certain Western nations are trying to bring about a regime change here since the government have never given into their pressure in its fight against terrorism. He said that Common Opposition Candidate Gen. Sarath Fonseka has become a pawn of this conspiracy.

“Gen. Fonseka is a brave military leader. We recognize it. We regret the fact that he has become a pawn of this Western conspiracy against the government. There must be an invisible foreign force behind the UNP-JVP combine to defeat this government. They must be getting bundles of Euros and Dollars for this exercise,” Mr. Sirisena said.

Commenting on the Presidential Election, he said that the government had started electioneering successfully all over the country.

“In the campaign, we are ahead of the Opposition. We are working for a historic victory for President Mahinda Rajapaksa,” he said.

Courtesy: The Daily Mirror