Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said foreign nations influenced Sri Lanka when making certain appointments in the country.
Speaking to journalists last Sunday at Abhayaramaya Temple in Colombo, he said the country should not succumb to international pressure.
“Foreign influence is severe. I know for a fact that there is foreign influence when making appointments here. They say certain people are eligible for selected posts and reject the others. The government has allowed this to happen and it should stop forthwith,” he said.
When asked about reports on foreign countries including the US attempting to ‘settle’ in Sri Lanka, Mr. Rajapaksa said they won’t allow it to happen whatsoever. “There were several attempts, but even the President has said not to ink any agreement to that effect,” he said.
Meanwhile, he said it was unfortunate that terrorism had resurfaced in the country a month prior to the 10th anniversary of war victory.
“The government’s witch-hunt of war heroes and crippling of intelligence services have paved the way for these terrorist attacks. The government should admit this and then find solutions,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
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Comments - 7
Lord Wolfstein Monday, 20 May 2019 06:50 PM
War criminals can not be war heroes. Any good and brave soldier can only be happy when cowardly criminals from their ranks who have been murdered and tortured on the orders of the Rajapaksa brothers come behind bars, as they have done serious damage to the reputation of the forces.
Rambo Monday, 20 May 2019 08:40 PM
sarath Tuesday, 21 May 2019 08:35 AM
won't allow US to settle down here, but my family will settle down in the US
decentgent Tuesday, 21 May 2019 09:14 AM
It was very clear that on instructions from GOTA and the previous govt, innocent tamils who came with white flags during the last stages of the war to surrender were brutally shot by the security forces. So how can you call them as war heroes?
MODA BURUWA Tuesday, 21 May 2019 09:36 AM
RUBBISH , Didnt MARAya appoint Palith Kohana (Australian) and GOTA (American) as defence secretary .
Hubert Tuesday, 21 May 2019 10:22 AM
Pl do not appera in public and utter nonsence
Roshanaly Tuesday, 21 May 2019 10:57 AM
Its look like present crisis is favouring the arrested war heroes.
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