Former regime was hostile towards India: Amaraweera

21 June 2018 08:19 pm - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said today the country had to face various issues under the previous regime because of its hostile attitude towards India.

He told Parliament that India, which initially supported our country at the UNHRC in matters of human rights violations, later acted against us because of the then government's attitude.

"We made enemies with India. It was a serious mistake made by the previous government. India helped us during the war and at the UNHRC. But it acted against us later because of our policies. As a result, we had to face serious issues such as the ban on fish exports. During the debate on the 1990 Suwaseriya Foundation Bill, India supported us. It funded housing projects in the North and the South. It provided equipment for the Hambantota Hospital and constructed a school in Polonnaruwa. People are reaping the benefits of the Suwaseriya ambulance service donated by India despite various allegations made by the opposition and several others," the minister said. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

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  • Dalit Thursday, 21 June 2018 08:38 PM

    This government is installed by India and no wonder the Minister loves India.

    Rohan Friday, 22 June 2018 09:27 AM

    That is why this government has no credibility.

    JeffK Thursday, 21 June 2018 08:40 PM

    and India was friendly towards us?

    India Thursday, 21 June 2018 08:42 PM

    When we want help we go with a begging bowl to Western world. If they open their doors we all want to abandon our motherland and want to go and settle down there. We want our children to be educated and get a job there. However we like to criticise them if they say a word against us.

    Yeyi Thursday, 21 June 2018 09:07 PM

    dont you realize that we have a begging bowl in our hands exactly because of your mentality?

    Jayamini Perera Thursday, 21 June 2018 09:15 PM

    Weren't you a powerful member of the last regime ? Didn't you support Mara in the last presidential election (2015) to bring back the same rotten regime again? We haven't died and born again Amare!

    Ceylon Thursday, 21 June 2018 09:27 PM

    Because they knew can loot more from china.

    Ceylon Thursday, 21 June 2018 09:29 PM

    Diplomacy is doing by smart inteligent people.when idiots at top jobs they do all the stupid things.no one surprise.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 22 June 2018 09:03 AM

    Absolute humbug... India will work for is people and country while Sri Lankan leaders work for their own ulterior motives i.e. personal benefits, party benefits

    cheers Friday, 22 June 2018 09:03 AM

    What has India done to SL nothing

    Waco Friday, 22 June 2018 12:51 PM

    Who trained LTTE carder?Where were their camps?Who supported LTTE?China and Pakistan helped Sri Lanka during the war.

    sach Friday, 22 June 2018 03:04 PM

    Is this fellow from Indian government? Ah he a puppet of India


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