Facing flak from the UN over its alleged human rights abuses during the civil war against the LTTE, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that a section of the international community is plotting against his regime to set up a puppet government in the country.
He was addressing a group of Sri Lankan expatriates in Rome, presidential media unit said.
Rajapakse also thanked the Sri Lankan expats for holding pro-Sri Lanka demonstrations in Geneva, the seat of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
He called on Pope Francis and officially invite him for Sri Lanka visit scheduled for January next year.
Rajapaksa said those who are conspiring against his regime want to set up a puppet government in Colombo.(PTI)