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The Indian government has rejected claims it interfeared in Sri Lanka’s internal affairs despite a top government Minister saying that "certain Indian officials" wanted president Mahinda Rajapaksa to lose the recent polls and worked towards it.

India’s PTI news agency said that India rejected the allegations and said it is "scrupulously known for our non-interfearance in other's internal affairs."

In an interview with Daily Mirror online, Minister Nandana Goonathileke had claimed that India "strengthened" the LTTE and the country's intelligence agency -- RAW -- created other militant organizations in the country after recognizing that Sri Lanka has been building good relations with the US.

"Even at the recent presidential elections certain Indian officials did not want President Mahinda Rajapaksa to win. Not the Indian government or the Indian prime minister but certain individuals," he told Daily Mirror online.

However PTI quoted Indian sources as saying people make subjective assessments and objectively speaking President Mahinda Rajapaksa or any senior leader in Sri Lanka will agree that India does not interfere in other country's matters.  (Daily Mirror online)



Minister Nandana Goonathileke's interview:

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  • Tuesday, 09 March 2010 01:34 AM

    This guy is with only limited education, lacking international political affairs, therefore don't take him as a serious guy. He just wanted to say something , as he had nothing to say.

    Monday, 08 March 2010 11:59 AM

    Goonathilake, if you have evidences please come out with the names? Dont fool around in the Int. politics please. Ah there were news items from the Govt. that some ployy to assassinate the clan brothers; but until now now names revealed. Gang of liars and there are enough fools in SL to believe it too.

    Monday, 08 March 2010 12:09 PM

    India needs to take these comments seriously, not merely reject them. After all the LTTE was born under the auspices of the then Indian Government to destabilise Sri Lanka. India also has discussions with various Political Groups in Sri Lanka close on the heels of elections especially. MM

    Monday, 08 March 2010 12:24 PM

    TMVP to hold talks with Delhi ? Is this what you called no interferance by India?

    Monday, 08 March 2010 12:57 PM

    Don't take care about his speach................. He is in government side now tomorrow will be another side................

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 03:43 AM

    My Opinion India is not sincerely Genuine towards S.L.They are jealous that Lanka will outgrow India in Economic devolopment thereby attracting center stage in this location of the Map.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 03:51 AM

    Our bunch of fools will believe and vote again. This gang will direct our country to hell. Village people don't bother,

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 03:51 AM

    If we cast doubt on everybody we will have no friends.

    Monday, 08 March 2010 01:27 PM

    This is the level of statesmanship our politicos show the world. Now if he is asked to name those 'certain individuals', this guy will get foxed.. Just another loose talker.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 04:45 AM

    Is India afraid that China is training Sri Lanka to become a dictatorship like Burma? Burma and Sri Lanka have become captive beggars of China!

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 05:08 AM

    Have you forgotten that this man had been brainwahed on Indian Expasionism under those famous revolutionary five lectures of the sixties. A residue from the past.

    Monday, 08 March 2010 02:28 PM

    Sri Lankan politicians are like weather...unpredictable

    Monday, 08 March 2010 02:31 PM

    India is the cause for all the evils in Lanka. Kick them out.

    Monday, 08 March 2010 02:36 PM

    FIRST OF ALL, OUR NEIGHBOUR IS OUR BEST FRIEND IN NEED. SRI LANKA SHOULD RESPECT INDIA MORE THAN OTHERS. USA,EUROPE OR CHINA WILL NEVER HELP US IN DEED. THEIR INTERREST IS PROFITS ONLY.

    Monday, 08 March 2010 02:40 PM

    OUR POLITICIANS SHOULD THINK BEFORE SAYING SOMETHING. UNQUALIFIED MINISTERS AND POLITICIANS ARE THE REASON FOR THE MESS.

    Monday, 08 March 2010 03:10 PM

    Puppets of this government will say any thing. I dont think they have much brains other than to rigg votes.

    Monday, 08 March 2010 05:28 PM

    Interesting ... This happened when the Indian Foreign Secretary was still in Sri Lanka.

    Monday, 08 March 2010 06:56 PM

    Just come-out & prove your allegations, with evidence.


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