I won’t hesitate to withdraw SL from int’l organizations that harass our forces: President

19 May 2020 05:51 pm - 26     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said today that he won't hesitate to withdraw Sri Lanka from any international organization that continues to make baseless allegations and harass security forces of Sri Lanka.

The President said this while speaking at the 11th anniversary ceremony of victory against the LTTE which was held at Battaramulla. He said throughout the history, people in the country including Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim, Malay and Burgher have had equal rights.

"The motive of the extremists was to divide us. If they were successful in their attempt, our history could have taken a different course. Sri Lanka could have become a country where communities hate each other, engage in continuous battles for borders, fear of war is a common norm of life and another hapless and divided country.

The honor of liberating the country from this catastrophe should be given to all our heroic troops who fought for the peace in our country for a long time. We remember with immense gratitude, all the war heroes including General Kobbekaduwa and General Vijaya Wimalarathna who fought for this victory for more than three decades and laid their lives for the country. As an officer who was engaged in active service for around 20 years, later as the Secretary Defence for 10 years as well as a citizen I am very well aware of the sacrifices made by our war heroes," he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 26

  • Jude Tuesday, 19 May 2020 09:26 PM

    And DON'T take Canadian PM JT seriously!! Yeah!!

    Jude Tuesday, 19 May 2020 09:29 PM

    Hey GOTA, Canadian PM JT is the biggest spokesman for GTF !! Yeah!!

    Binkunda Tuesday, 19 May 2020 09:40 PM

    What power or mandate do you have to withdraw this nation from international organizations?

    Joe Arnold Wednesday, 20 May 2020 11:07 AM

    Not to worry Binkunda there will be all of the patriotic people wanting out of the international organisations. These organisations are run by the tamil diaspora. This is a well known trend in UK (being a UK citizen I am aware of this personally), France and Switzerland.

    Jude Tuesday, 19 May 2020 09:41 PM

    Moreover, Ban Organizations like GTF, BTF, ATC, CTC activities in SL !!!

    liyanage Tuesday, 19 May 2020 10:07 PM

    definitely Sri Lanka should be withdrawn from most of the international organizations.

    CITIZEN Tuesday, 19 May 2020 10:44 PM


    Samson Munasinghe Wednesday, 20 May 2020 12:01 AM

    ජනාධිපති තුමනි මගෙන් උත්තමාචාරය!ඔබට තිසරණ සරනයි!

    Pantha K Wednesday, 20 May 2020 12:08 AM

    Please do not go against international organisation. Today you heavily depend on China. But you cannot deny your responsibility of the killings of number of journalists. Where is the justice for Lasantha's family. Please answer.

    prabath uduwella Wednesday, 20 May 2020 12:34 AM

    Sigithi aatal denna epa Sir

    True Sri Lankan Wednesday, 20 May 2020 03:21 AM

    Excellent. Two word "International Community" are the words basterdised mostly, hugely, in fact it's only a few powerful western countries manipulating unfairly to twist the hands of countries like Sri Lanka. UN and its organisations are no different. Dividing world into two or more factions is inevitable, we need to revive "Non align organisation" like back in the days. Unfortunately some of our politicians are sucking the bums of Western powers, they will have a special place in hell!

    Jeeves Wednesday, 20 May 2020 03:28 AM

    Spoken like a true leader with a backbone!

    neil alwis Wednesday, 20 May 2020 03:41 AM

    well said mr.president - BTW commonwealth is irrelevant to sri lanka except for colombons,

    Makanal Wednesday, 20 May 2020 06:33 AM

    Could have very easily found solution to the ethic problem immediately after the war. Now already we are anxious how to pay even govt. employee's salaries next month.

    CardBoard Wednesday, 20 May 2020 06:53 AM

    Good, now withdraw from the UN for a start if you say what you do.

    Nilame Wednesday, 20 May 2020 10:47 AM

    He having the executive powers to do so as the head of the state.

    Sammy Wednesday, 20 May 2020 11:21 AM

    Good! Show them the North Korean way.

    De Silva Wednesday, 20 May 2020 12:12 PM

    In a democracy you must always use the word “WE” instead of “I”

    dara Wednesday, 20 May 2020 12:24 PM

    Whether he is actually doing or not now those organizations would have take step back

    U ali Wednesday, 20 May 2020 12:42 PM

    Your challenge is well back by whole Srilankans,we are breathing freely because of our forces,we won't let them down,we detest silly tactics of Ranil/Man gala, who let down our forces for few bucks or concessions

    Sen Wednesday, 20 May 2020 12:53 PM

    You have the backing of the nation,and now we have get ready to face repercussions, those organizations and countries along with diaspora will try to kneel down us, continue with your program to make the country self sufficient ,restart all close down government factories ,oil tanks wish you good luck

    Manjula Wednesday, 20 May 2020 12:55 PM

    Also withdraw from GSP , World Bank funding, EU funding, UN funding etc,. etc,. Horaoah we are self sufficient now....my foot

    Mandayan Wednesday, 20 May 2020 01:57 PM

    Interesting but history says differently: When the Portuguese came in Lanka was being ruled by 3 brothers who are sons of King Wiyaebaku. We know what happened. Now China is trying when 3 brothers are ruling again too. Make sure history is not repeating.

    Sanka Wednesday, 20 May 2020 03:40 PM

    Why do you get this seriously? Just for the gallery. Nothing will happen on that front.

    vithura Wednesday, 20 May 2020 03:43 PM

    Yeah, the man is a genius! Lets come out of it all, we can survive as a 'Lonely isle'!

    ANTON Wednesday, 20 May 2020 07:17 PM


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