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Image result for ranil wickremesingheFormer Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a "true friend" of Sri Lanka and had assisted the country in the civil war against the LTTE, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.

Mr Wickremesinghe made these comments after visiting the Indian High Commission in Colombo to sign a condolence book for Vajpayee, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 93. 

"He was one of the great prime ministers. He was a true friend of Sri Lanka, he stood for Sri Lanka at all times," Wickremesinghe said. 

"When I was the prime minister of Sri Lanka previously, the LTTE was in a very strong position. Our economy was weak. Mr Vajpayee helped us develop the economy and extended military training. We were able to stop the sea Tigers (LTTE's sea wing) because of him," he said. 

Wickremesinghe said he met Vajpayee for the first time in 1975. When Vajpayee later became India's foreign minister in 1977, Wickremesinghe as Sri Lanka's deputy foreign minister carried on the friendship, he said. 

"He gave me his personal telephone number when he returned as the prime minister, and we continued the friendship," Mr Wickremesinghe said.(PTI)

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  • Max Monday, 20 August 2018 02:35 AM

    Yes he did so but what did you do? Nothing vut ridiculed the war effort always.

    sar Monday, 20 August 2018 09:54 AM

    sir if you dont know what is RW's part in ending LTTE war you re missing a lot. its not MR who weakened LTTE its RW with his tactics!

    umen Monday, 20 August 2018 11:19 AM

    Bond scam money is still being used to build a image for RW, Sar is just a another person working them

    sach Monday, 20 August 2018 01:53 PM

    yeah, he strengthened LT TE and let Norwegians run the show

    Dallas Monday, 20 August 2018 07:45 AM

    "When I was the prime minister of Sri Lanka previously, the LTTE was in a very strong position" that was a clear reflection of ur poor leadership sir.Each time you ran the country LTTE became stonger"Our economy was weak" now also the economy weak thanks to your leadershipFortunately for the country there is no LTTE this to get stronger

    Waco Monday, 20 August 2018 07:54 AM

    RW has seen a dream. China and Pakistan helped us during the Civil War.

    Wahab Monday, 20 August 2018 09:34 AM

    She was a Ltte yesterday today and tomorrow and you never supported war against ltte and tried to subortage with your guys such Mangala Ravi etc

    Jude Monday, 20 August 2018 09:50 AM

    Bullshit!! India didn't help to finish terrorism!!! Indins were dumbfounded after Rajiv Gandhi assassination!!!

    Dallas Monday, 20 August 2018 11:20 AM

    Dear "Sar"We can remember how weak LTTE was in 2004/2005 when MR took over.It was almost two seperate countries due RW's tactis.Do not pls spread B.S

    S. Vitharana Monday, 20 August 2018 12:33 PM

    Oh, yah, of course. When former President Chandrika begged for his support for rescuing our army from Jaffna. he said I help you to evacuate your army, This was the biggest insult we got from any nation at that time.


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