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By Sandun A. Jayasekara


The government claims that US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian affairs Robert Blake has no right whatsoever to dictate terms to Sri Lanka on its judicial process adopted on the allegations against General Sarath Fonseka adding that Sri Lanka is capable of handling the issue according to the law of the land.

Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana addressing the weekly government news briefing at the his office today said that it is up to the Sri Lanka authorities to decide whether General Fonseka should be tried in a civil court or in a Military Court.

Minister Abeywardana made these comments in response to a statement made by US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian affairs Robert Blake to the effect that General Fonseka should be tried in a civil court.
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  • Thursday, 25 February 2010 08:15 AM

    We have a army,President along with his whole family and a new army chief who can even take the whole US down lol.

    Wednesday, 24 February 2010 08:21 PM

    The American and British governments should not interfere in our internal affairs. Both countries have a habbit of 'putting their fingers into other people's affairs.' They should mind their own business!

    Wednesday, 24 February 2010 08:29 PM

    President Bush and his then ambassador Robert O'Blake proscribed the LTTE and persuaded the EU to do the same, to destroy terrorism with the expectation that Sri Lanka would reconcile with its oppressed minorities. ... Now both the US and EU must intervene and involve the UN in the probing of alleged human rights abuses and war crimes, if necessary.

    Wednesday, 24 February 2010 08:29 PM

    I know full well that "Sri Lanka is capable of handling the issue according to the law of the land." The question is whether they will, or will not?

    Wednesday, 24 February 2010 08:36 PM

    I am very happy to hear these strong words, from our politicians! It's time to teach them (USA AND WESTERN POWERS) not to interfere in another country's internal matters!

    Wednesday, 24 February 2010 08:42 PM

    Blake or Obama cannot bully Sri Lanka! US's 'dirty' foreign policy continues, even under Obama.

    Wednesday, 24 February 2010 09:44 PM

    Please stop 'begging' from other countries before saying anything!

    Wednesday, 24 February 2010 09:53 PM

    Those who have no experience in international affairs, 'talk big,' inside Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is not above international law ...

    Friday, 26 February 2010 03:52 AM

    The government foul mouth will stop by calling to US Homeland security

    Wednesday, 24 February 2010 11:00 PM

    Tell Robert to worry about his own country - Try to do something good in Iraq, without killing innocents.

    Wednesday, 24 February 2010 11:58 PM

    PROUD TO BE SRI LANKAN !

    Wednesday, 24 February 2010 10:28 AM

    good bless gsp

    Wednesday, 24 February 2010 10:36 AM

    Robert Blake has got the message bellyfull. Good on you Minister.

    Wednesday, 24 February 2010 10:39 AM

    Ela Kiri!
    At last we have govenment with courage!
    Well done GoSL!

    Wednesday, 24 February 2010 08:28 AM

    Well done

    Wednesday, 24 February 2010 08:28 AM

    A point of note to Robert Blake.

    Wednesday, 24 February 2010 08:43 AM

    well Done GOSL

    Wednesday, 24 February 2010 08:45 AM

    this is called gratitude -


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