Never got foreign support to end war-MR

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said that Sri Lanka never sought foreign advice, deployed foreign forces or obtained the services of mercenaries in its fight against terrorism.
 
The President stated tha the country requires no foreign advice on safeguarding human rights in the country “…therefore foreign intervention or their instructions are not necessary to safeguard human rights and carry out humanitarian, reconstruction and reconciliation programmes in this country,” the President said addressing a ceremony held at the Temple Trees.
 
“The war was fought and won solely by our heroic soldiers based entirely, on home gown military strategies and they were directed by their commanders. Sri Lanka has the capability, strength and knowledge to take the country forward on its own policies and  programmea. We have nothing to learn from foreign powers on how we should run the country and resolve our problems,” President Rajapaksa said.
 
President Rajapaksa emphasized Sri Lanka could resolve her problems in the same manner she defeated terrorism.
 
“All Sri Lankans whether they are from the North, South , East or West must rise against the situation that has been created in Geneva. It is the paramount duty of the opposition for the sake of the nation to rise with the people to protect the country. The opposition and all Sri Lankans must forget their religious, cast, ethnic and political affiliations at this hour and confront the problem as one people,” President Rajapaksa added.
 
“We must determine to resolve our problems collectively as we are all the children of one mother. Only then would Sri Lankans of all parts of the country  be able to enjoy the dividends of peace,’ he said. (By Sandun A. Jayasekera)
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  • Warren Sunday, 18 March 2012 06:28 AM

    Oh you ignorant moron..

    jeremy Saturday, 17 March 2012 01:42 AM

    How about those Pakistan pilots.

    misunderstood Saturday, 17 March 2012 05:01 AM

    I thought at a particular attack few Indian radar operators got injured. also naval surveillance was tightened by India during the latter part of the war.

    True Srilankan Saturday, 17 March 2012 05:11 AM

    war was won by home grown stratergies directed by the commanders headed by able & heroic Gen SF. but what did you do to him......................

    demel Saturday, 17 March 2012 06:13 AM

    MMM I think the Indian troops who joined sl army would have watched how sl army was fighting.

    Mikee Saturday, 17 March 2012 06:17 AM

    Whatever is said and done this is not the time to antagonize America by resorting to silly protests.

    Sammy Saturday, 17 March 2012 06:21 AM

    Is this why you keep running to some other countries frequently. Haven't we heard such type of talk from leaders of other autocratic countries.

    sl Saturday, 17 March 2012 06:36 AM

    we paid for the weapons

    mhiraz Saturday, 17 March 2012 06:39 AM

    when westeners not interfere our country matters then SL parliment members and big shots having our own freedom to do many bribery things and make living cost down..at that stage people of SL scream no one can hear that scream and sorrow. NOW when they fall into a trouble they call for unity of the nation. This is wonder of asia!!!!

    M.V.R.Perera Saturday, 17 March 2012 07:01 AM

    Even General SF will say country first and our friends who suplied us weapons were neither the west or India

    Mahadena Muththa Saturday, 17 March 2012 04:02 PM

    If Sri Lanka is a sovereign country why should the government needs to bow down to others unreasonalbe demands? Hats off to President Rajapaksha for his fearless stand.

    Real peace Saturday, 17 March 2012 07:03 AM

    Not a helpful statement at this juncture......

    IBNUABOO Saturday, 17 March 2012 04:32 PM

    the countries which helped during the war time wont help next time in case of anything happend to our country

    tinkiriya Friday, 16 March 2012 03:36 PM

    DeSelva your comment represent your name...we sri lankans crushed the so called most powerful terrorist outfit in the world...so it is obvious the diaspora cannot swallow that...

    Sanath. Saturday, 17 March 2012 04:23 PM

    Think before jump. Unfortunately we Sri Lankans never learn from our mistakes and as SEna said we have a very short memory and forget everything with a BOTTLE.... What a culture been created in the greatest country in the world

    bernard Saturday, 17 March 2012 04:34 PM

    What about the speed boats and satellite information received from US? India's help to prevent arms smuggling?

    Noorul haq Saturday, 17 March 2012 04:49 PM

    We ( Sri Lankans) got all the narural resources to live without these counries support, god bless sri lanka and god bless the great president MR.

    Imran Hussein Saturday, 17 March 2012 07:48 AM

    Now North South East West instead of South South South & South.
    Yes never sought any advise support or training from Israel, Pakistan & India or never used their weapons.

    Faur N Square Saturday, 17 March 2012 08:18 AM

    injured or damaged?

    DeSelva Friday, 16 March 2012 10:39 AM

    yup when the noose is tightening a cry for national unity and then Sinhala only policy

    nikita perera Saturday, 17 March 2012 08:14 AM

    well said sir.99%of sri lankans with u n under the one n only National Flag.
    ONE NATION UNDER ONE FLAG.
    JAYAWEWA!!!

    Jagath Friday, 16 March 2012 10:50 AM

    Well said H.E..

    Sena Saturday, 17 March 2012 08:29 AM

    Memories are too short, History can be written anyway one wants- is that what we think? Certainly there are people who have Alzheimer's but to assume that very one else has that disease is quite funny.

    MURUGA Sunday, 18 March 2012 02:38 PM

    Agreed with Mr MR....Two thumbs up.......

    TMA Friday, 16 March 2012 10:56 AM

    Yes, all the weapons were made in Sri Lanka

    MURUGA Sunday, 18 March 2012 02:54 PM

    Agree with Mr ..MR.This is the Sri Lankan reality..Two thumbs up

    aruna kithsiri Friday, 16 March 2012 10:58 AM

    Hats off to the man. A real son of mother lanka. This is what the so called super power (puppets) fear.

    Punchi Putha Friday, 16 March 2012 10:45 AM

    Well said King, we can live without anyone. We are with you

    Guru Saturday, 17 March 2012 09:08 PM

    All what to say is truth and nothing else. Ha ha ha.

    M J Friday, 16 March 2012 11:24 AM

    Vijay Nambiar having brother call Satish Nambiar ( an Indian general) and What does he do?

    Palitha Ranatunge Friday, 16 March 2012 08:45 PM

    Sir, we are proud of you.Great Leader of our time.

    Thinesh Sunday, 18 March 2012 04:41 AM

    Oh! sorry. I thought wimal's gmail statement is the joke of the century .


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