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By Roel Raymond


India’s opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) says that they will await more details on claims made by Sri Lanka that President Mahinda Rajapakse helped the ruling Congress party win the General Elections in Tamil Nadu last year by agreeing to stop using heavy weapons during the last stages of the war.

Shri Nalin S. Kohli, Convener of the BJP speaking to Daily Mirror online said that it would appear strange for any foreign country to claim to have played a role in the internal workings of the democratic elections of another country.



He added that while it seemed ‘improbable’, if found to be true it would raise serious questions and that more details would then be required to understand the nature of these claimed transactions.



In an interview on Daily Mirror online Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga said that President Mahinda Rajapakse helped the Indian Congress party win the General Elections in Tamil Nadu by reaching an agreement with the Indian government.



The agreement reached had been to put a stop to the usage of heavy weaponry during the last stages of the war in Sri Lanka, in order to help the Congress garner votes in Tamil Nadu and win the General elections.   (Daily Mirror online)

 

SEE EARLIER STORY: http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/870-mahinda-helped-congress-win-polls.html



 

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  • Thursday, 14 January 2010 04:46 PM

    Our neighbours now know, what kind of people we have in our system!

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 05:09 PM

    As the 'number-one' public servant in this country, he should not have said this! This is a disgrace to the Sri Lankan Administrative Service, and to our forefathers, who kept their dignity, against political pressure!

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 06:20 PM

    A very good reason to support SF!

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 07:06 PM

    We helped India's present ruling party and, therefore, they should help the present ruling party, in Sri Lanka. - Let us see what the talks between Sambanthan and the Indian Government are now going to bring.

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 07:24 PM

    I can only say that Lalith Weeratunga, is causing a diplomatic problem!

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 10:12 AM

    Another 'hornet's nest' stirred, by trying to canvass for MR! Typical government servant - serving a political cause and shooting his own toe.

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 10:16 AM

    Who is the real traitor now? The President who dances according to India's drumbeat?

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 09:09 PM

    Here, our leaders practice the fine art of putting their 'hoofs in their mouths'; speaking via every orifice!

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 10:17 AM

    Cross border politics - like cross border terrorism!

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 10:22 AM

    I can't understand why government servants can't keep their mouths shut!

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 10:25 AM

    Looks like Lalith is in deep trouble!

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 11:05 AM

    Another "foot in the mouth case"......these people having verbal diarrhoea ...

    Friday, 15 January 2010 12:27 AM

    Mr. Weerantunga has stepped out of his line of duty, as the first civil servant of this country, and the country now has to pay the price!

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 11:23 AM

    Have you forgotten the fact that your High comm in Colombo convinced PM Ranil that Chandrika will not dissolve the UNP parliament and inspite of this she went ahead and dissolved parliament? The Indian Govt has interfered in Sri Lankan affairs to the point that it is not tolerable and is disgusting. Lalith Wije

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 12:22 PM

    weeratunga's idiotic remarks may hinder the indo-lanka relationships.

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 12:25 PM

    This secretary is spreading another story in desperation. These are internal affairs, Is this to get the support of fast losing Indian Tamil vote in the estate sector? Or is this his last statement as President's Secretary?

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 12:28 PM

    Cat come out from bag

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 12:31 PM

    Another sri lankan diplomat doing what they they are good at!

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 12:47 PM

    The most senior civil servant should have given that interview supporting a particular presidential election cadidate - it is against the election law of our land. Secondly he should not have said MR helped Congress to win - it is highly undiplomatic & unprofessional.

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 01:02 PM

    Who is this BJP guy to question this. His party got a sound beating at their general election. Congress is the only sensible party in India and there is nothing wrong in supporting it!

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 02:34 PM

    Several weeks ago it was the Professor, who bungled with his claim; then Bandula G.; and, now Mr. Lalith Weeratunga! Each having his own "swansong" ? ? ?

    Thursday, 14 January 2010 03:20 PM

    MR said the same, once. It was published in the DM!


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