Sri Lanka would be caught in an international warfare if the government failed to handle geo-political interests of China and India carefully, UNP MP, Gamini Jayawickrema Perera warned in Parliament today.
MP Perera cautioned the government to act prudently in this regard without compromising the safety of the country for economic ends.
“I want to put this on record. I warn that Sri Lanka will bleed at the hones of an international warfare. However, I hope and pray it will not happen,” he said.
“I fear whether Sri Lanka will suffer like countries such as Afghanistan and Sudan. Today, China is constructing a harbour. India is also worried about the situation.” MP Perera said(KB & YP)
A war between China and India is very unlikely, but it is true that we have to be careful with our foreign relationships such as Iran and North Korea. We have to think about what is best for the country in the long term rather than grabbing any opportunity for short term benefits.
Abdul Razeen Wednesday, 24 November 2010 12:16 PM
Also when it comes to foreign relations, the morally correct option may not be the best for the country. Supporting countries like Palastine and Tibet will have consequences, and we don't need such complications when we have just emerged from war.
Game Kolla Wednesday, 24 November 2010 12:21 PM
It is clear that our ship is heading for a very turbulent weather condition....safety of the passengers depend upon the captain. and his crew..
YURI Wednesday, 24 November 2010 01:23 PM
Thats not Sri Lankan style. we have to go through all the pain. people have to prepare for that pain its not far away
Why only now Wednesday, 24 November 2010 01:36 PM
UNP never bothered to care about Island's foreign policy when in power, sudden change of heart due to jealousy. China will never go for war with anybody as it is about to become super power. Don't see crocks in the jug mate.
True Love Sri Lankan Wednesday, 24 November 2010 01:40 PM
Yes, We have to be very careful. It is very good that it is mentioned in The Parliment.
Ranjit Wednesday, 24 November 2010 02:39 PM
Not to worry, Wimal is there to solve it by farce on to death, if there is any problem.
herath Wednesday, 24 November 2010 03:47 PM
China will never fight against India. China is too big as well as India. They both respect peace. Why we worry in development of our country. Go for China, and also go for India for our future prosperity.
Gayan Wednesday, 24 November 2010 04:34 PM
If he had told this to JR we could have avoided a 30 year conflict!
Tibet Wednesday, 24 November 2010 09:13 PM
But China also have a very poor human rights record.
asoka Wednesday, 24 November 2010 09:43 PM
You are 100% right !!! Where were these loosers when the tigers controlled 1/3 of the country?
malkanthi Thursday, 25 November 2010 04:39 AM
I am sure china and India are aware we have no firm foreign policy. Their main concern must be the dominion of the sea, prevent any threats in the future.
PWC Thursday, 25 November 2010 05:45 AM
That's according to even worse human right record holder, US !!!
PWC Thursday, 25 November 2010 05:46 AM
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