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Palestinian Legislative Council Speaker Dr. Aziz Dwaik has appealed to President Mahinda Rajapaksa to intervene to get the Palestinian law makers released from Israel jails, the Sri Lanka External Affairs Ministry said.

The appeal was made when Dr. T. Jayasinghe, Representative for Sri Lanka in Palestine called on Dr. Dwaik and two other members of the Legislative Council in Palestine. A written appeal addressed to President Rajapaksa was handed over to Dr. Jayasinghe.

Dr. Aziz Dwaik also stated in detail the plight of some Legislative Council members who are in Israeli jails without any trial. Some of them are re- arrested with no concern for their diplomatic immunity. There are also three PLC members taking refuge at the Red Cross Society building in Jerusalem for the last two years. There are also 7000 odd Palestinians in Israeli jails.

Representative Dr. Jayasinghe while promising to forward the appeal to the President stated that Sri Lanka would prefer a firm reconciliation as divisions are hindering the Palestinian - Israeli peace process. He thanked Dr. Dwaik for expressing his support for a closer relationship between Sri Lanka and Palestine.

At the discussion the Speaker stated that he is happy to note  Sri Lanka eliminating terrorism from the island completely and congratulated President Rajapaksa for bringing peace to Sri Lanka. He also stated that Palestine is aware of the development projects that are being implemented successfully in Sri Lanka silencing many internal and external critics. He also stated that Palestinians are grateful to President Rajapaksa for fighting for the Palestinian cause during the last four decades as the leader of the Palestine solidarity movement in Sri Lanka, the ministry statement added.
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  • SF Thursday, 21 July 2011 02:35 PM

    they are making this request from a person who can't save the life of rizana nafeek who is a sri lankan, what a drama!

    R Friday, 22 July 2011 04:41 AM

    Remember Nuked Japan?

    sandy Friday, 22 July 2011 10:31 AM

    ANE MANDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! heena yana wada

    simple mind Thursday, 21 July 2011 03:28 PM

    Elections are round the corner. Seems like our FM has got his wire crossed again. Hope its not going to be Obama next who will ask us to resolve the senate crisis with the republican senetors.

    UK TAMIL BOY Friday, 22 July 2011 10:39 AM

    Haa..........ha .....ayyo .....ah.

    Ananda Seneviratne, Thursday, 21 July 2011 03:38 PM

    I know people who hate President Rajapakse can not digest this kind of news but his bold, brave and courageous leasdership for a small country like Sri Lanka specially eliminating worlds most ruhtless terrorist outfit have given one of the best leaders in the world today. He may not be perfect but he is serving his country and its people. As he doesnt care his Western critics he doesnt care at all these Sri Lankan opportunitistic hate mongers.

    shan Thursday, 21 July 2011 03:54 PM

    What about the innocent Tamils in the Jail for a decate

    Paul Thursday, 21 July 2011 05:02 PM

    First of all MR should invite Israel to have an Embassy in SL before making any request from Israel.

    Bumba Thursday, 21 July 2011 05:38 PM

    It this a joke?

    pissu Thursday, 21 July 2011 05:57 PM

    He cant even get his own fishing people off Indian prisons and poor Rizana off Saudi prison... May be Merv could..

    xai Thursday, 21 July 2011 06:08 PM

    what about all the youth's in our local jails, who are being held for years without a reason?

    hilmy Thursday, 21 July 2011 06:09 PM

    they expressed their opinion negatively because our president making excellent relationship now with this country rooting terror everywhere.

    SWRD Thursday, 21 July 2011 06:11 PM

    my foot

    vavuniyan Friday, 22 July 2011 02:56 AM

    may be US request mahinda to setright the economic turbulence
    in america

    samosa Friday, 22 July 2011 02:59 AM

    maara ekkenagen udaw illanne... MR was unable to help his best friend Gadafi, then how could he help Palestine...

    RuLanka Friday, 22 July 2011 03:07 AM

    How does MR become that much powerful… very small country president?... does China or Russia behind him? ...lol

    Dhadabbaraya Friday, 22 July 2011 03:44 AM

    Gireta awwechchi puwak gedi wage thaththwayak nedha Rajathumani??

    Anton Friday, 22 July 2011 03:59 AM

    Birds of a feather flocks together.

    malkanthi Friday, 22 July 2011 04:18 AM

    I think DM sometimes show their sense of humour! Very effective.

    voter Friday, 22 July 2011 04:18 AM

    You seem to be walking with your eyes and ears closed

    Yehiya-Doha Thursday, 21 July 2011 02:29 PM

    Another Nepal, matter

    Mathew Thursday, 21 July 2011 02:31 PM

    Now then ! Never mind Ranil even JR didn't get a request like this. They know a man when they see one.

    Gamarala Thursday, 21 July 2011 02:29 PM

    If it is true, What a stupid request!

    Udeshika Thursday, 21 July 2011 02:35 PM

    Playing to the gallery!

    Manmohan Thursday, 21 July 2011 02:37 PM

    hi... hik..... hik...


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