Rivals trying to oust me with global support- MR

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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has blamed opposition parties of trying to engineer his downfall with international support saying his government “is being punished for ending terrorism”.

Campaigning for his ruling coalition in the two Provincial Assembly elections to be held next Saturday, the Sri Lankan President accused the opposition on Saturday of becoming a pawn to anti-Sri Lanka forces.

“They know they can’t win people’s hearts and win so they expect international support to topple the government,” Mr. Rajapaksa said in the southwestern town of Kaluthara.

“Madam (Navi) Pillay (UNHRC chief), U.S., U.K., all are moved against us by the Tamil diaspora,” he said on the UNHRC resolution to be voted on later this week in Geneva.

“We are being punished for ending terrorism. We did not fight Tamils, we only fought terrorism,” Mr. Rajapaksa stressed.

He appealed to the voters to send a powerful message to the international community.

“We will not tolerate any foreign interference and that will be the message,” he said.

The Sri Lankan President has opted to hold two Provincial elections both in the Sinhala-majority areas — the Western and Southern provinces, as a test of his popularity.

The U.S.-moved resolution is being dubbed by the government as action to try Mr. Rajapaksa in the international criminal court for alleged war crimes during the final battle with the LTTE.

Sri Lanka is facing its third U.N. Human Rights Council resolution in as many years, censuring the country on its lack of progress on human rights accountability and reconciliation with its Tamil minority after the civil war ended with the defeat of the LTTE in May 2009.

India had backed the previous two resolutions. (The Hindu)
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  • junior Sunday, 23 March 2014 01:30 PM

    Don't worry Respected sir, we can win the election and any election with computers... Forever and ever..... :)

    lee.com Monday, 24 March 2014 06:46 AM

    Try to showcase PC results ! they will count on NP results....

    Cheena Sunday, 23 March 2014 07:56 PM

    Sha, Niyama kathawa!!! Hebei meka kiyanda oney apita newei. Konda bethapu Cheenunta! Jathyanthara prajawa evissuweth api ne. Chandey dhinanna. via DM iPad app

    Manel Sunday, 23 March 2014 02:46 PM

    Aiyo..... What flawed logic!!

    Nihal Sunday, 23 March 2014 02:48 PM

    Prof Peiris has said we can defeat the Geneva resolution by winning the Provincial Council elections.

    Hora Lokka Sunday, 23 March 2014 03:16 PM

    Sir, Do whatever you want, good or bad. We have our close friends China and Russia who will not let us down.

    Batta Sunday, 23 March 2014 03:22 PM

    for the sake of our armed forces all the Lankans should vote for UPFA

    seela Sunday, 23 March 2014 03:30 PM

    Mr.President ,You and your family running the country.No outsiders ouset you except people who are suffering in Srilanka.

    Asaranaya Sunday, 23 March 2014 09:32 PM

    We were talking about the war on terrorism and our victory over LTTE for over 5 years. Now we are talking about an international conspiracy aided and abetted by the opposition. When will this end and when are we going to tackle pressing problems like economy, COL, unemployment, farmers issues, housing etc etc? via DM iPad app

    mack Sunday, 23 March 2014 09:59 PM

    I know odds are not in fervor of you internationally sir.remember what Lord Buddha said what one do comes full circle haunt you. via DM Android App

    max Tuesday, 25 March 2014 09:17 AM

    what you did for them,now they are doing to you.

    pr Monday, 24 March 2014 09:13 AM

    You are saying Sinhala majority areas, which you mean that you looking for only sinhalese votes and not minority.

    ab Monday, 24 March 2014 04:53 AM

    Geneva conference has nothing to do with provincial council elections. via DM Android App

    pasel Monday, 24 March 2014 05:28 AM

    goes around comes around

    the last dinosaur Monday, 24 March 2014 06:13 AM

    don't worry sir.. mo one can outst you. .. except your brothers. .. but seems it's going to happen soon via DM Android App

    Aachita Haala-karnad Monday, 24 March 2014 05:31 AM

    now hand gedjet power will help MR

    Ammaa Monday, 24 March 2014 09:53 AM

    Only people of srilanka coz no genuine rule. Pls think how was in 2004. The result is clear. All the ministers and members of predeshya saba will tell this

    Suq Madique Monday, 24 March 2014 10:00 AM

    Is he seeking the peoples protection now that the noose is tightening?

    Ando Monday, 24 March 2014 10:04 AM

    [quote name="Asaranaya"]We were talking about the war on terrorism and our victory over LTTE for over 5 years. Now we are talking about an international conspiracy aided and abetted by the opposition. When will this end and when are we going to tackle pressing problems like economy, COL, unemployment, farmers issues, housing etc etc? via DM iPad app[/quote]
    I love your comment!

    Game Kolla Monday, 24 March 2014 10:05 AM

    The government must send KP, Pillayan ,Karuna(vice president of SLFP) to Geneva to explain there were no Human right violation in Srilanka.


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