SL must stop foreign interference in polls: Namal

21 July 2020 08:19 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Sri Lanka should act against the US interference in elections, following the pledge made by US presidential candidate Joe Biden to end foreign interference in US polls, SLPP candidate Namal Rajapaksa said yesterday.

In a tweet, he said, “US presidential candidate Joe Biden puts foreign governments on notice and vows to act aggressively against interference in US elections. Maybe foreign governments including Sri Lanka should do the same for US interference in their elections."

The former MP tweeted while sharing an article on the New York Times titled, “Biden, Lawmakers Warn of Foreign Interference in Election.”

The article read, “Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said he is putting Russia and other foreign governments “on notice” that he would act aggressively as president to counter any interference in US elections. The statement came hours after Democratic leaders issued a new warning that Congress appears to be the target of a foreign interference campaign.

Biden said in a statement Monday that he would treat foreign interference as an “an adversarial act that significantly affects the relationship between the United States and the interfering nation’s government.” He criticized President Donald Trump for not doing enough in response to U.S. intelligence agencies' assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

“If any foreign power recklessly chooses to interfere in our democracy, I will not hesitate to respond as president to impose substantial and lasting costs,” Biden said.

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  • Buddhist Tuesday, 21 July 2020 09:47 PM

    Chinese???

    Llll Tuesday, 21 July 2020 09:49 PM

    HOW YOU NO THIS?? Without foreign observers how we can do this election?? Only for this time any reason Who inform you that publicity on media? You are a becoming a king of SRILANKA.

    DJ Wednesday, 22 July 2020 10:41 AM

    Stop US but China/India OK. Such stupid comments only portray what uneducated and currupt leaders we have

    mp Wednesday, 22 July 2020 12:51 PM

    Some of the comments here too are written in horrible language.

    Middle class Wednesday, 22 July 2020 01:40 PM

    This just confirms that foreign interference was allowed previously. This could also be because they are not sure of getting 2/3 this time as someone else is playing their own game against them.

    gamini Wednesday, 22 July 2020 02:17 PM

    China included ???

    Kathir Wednesday, 22 July 2020 02:23 PM

    Let us not talk nonsense.A tiny island like Sri Lanka is not so important for United States or India.


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