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US shouldn’t use COVID-19 to intervene in sovereign countries affairs: SLCFA

29 April 2020 03:23 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Sri Lanka - China Friendship Association (SLCFA) condemned what it called 'the efforts of the United States to intervene into internal affairs of sovereign states' under the pretext of investigating COVID-19.

In a statement, the SLCFA said such attempts from a country that has a history of destabilising other countries must be viewed with great suspicion, especially as it can set a precedent.

President of SLCFA, Attorney-at-Law, Ananda Goonatilleke said in recent weeks the US President Donald Trump has insisted it wants to send a team of ‘experts’ to Wuhan to determine the cause of COVID-19.

"The Western countries, who had shown extreme incompetence in dealing with COVID-19 are now trying to distract their own angry citizens, by scapegoating China who is a victim of COVID-19,” Goonatilleke said.

Noting that China had refused to oblige such demeaning demand, SLCFA President said that, "this is the only answer that a sovereign nation can give to imperialist forces that attempt to intervene in the affairs of a country."
“The United States and its lackeys also attempted, and continue to do so, to intervene in the affairs of Sri Lanka, during our war against separatist terrorism and also after the victory of war, had used international mechanisms, to influence our country. The rise of China has given nations like Sri Lanka some breathing space from the tyranny of the West,” he said.

"Since the breakout of the virus China has acted with transparency and responsibility, by sharing the genetic sequence of the virus with the world and by assisting countries in need by providing medical equipment and even healthcare workers."

“When Italy and Serbia called for aid; the EU abandoned them. US has not offered any substantial assistance to any country. At a time when all the nations in the world must act together to share information and resources to mitigate the crisis, the actions of US and the west is endangering the world,” President of SLCFA said.

  Comments - 7

  • Sri Wickrema Wednesday, 29 April 2020 07:28 PM

    Whatever said Covid 19 was originated in Wuhan China and was kept under the carpet jeopardizing the entire world.

    RP Wednesday, 29 April 2020 07:28 PM

    Rubbish. Please get your facts straight before releasing statements. Who is interfering with every sovereign country's terretorial in

    vithura Wednesday, 29 April 2020 07:58 PM

    Will not be interesting to know how many Sri Lankans actually support China for its behaviour in handling Wuhan virus, outside this association?

    Sumi Wednesday, 29 April 2020 08:00 PM

    Well said! Hats off to President of SLCFA!

    Nawiina Thursday, 30 April 2020 07:14 AM

    Ha keep passing the buck to all, minorities, USA and anyone other the gov that is RESPONSIBLE

    ram Friday, 01 May 2020 12:14 AM

    every citizen in the world is considered as a citizen of the world. no country can use sovereign to cover up its crime against humanity against its own citizen because it is concerned to the international community. There are war criminals and terrorist who commit crimes. they cannot use sovereign to protect themselves.

    Matheesha Friday, 01 May 2020 10:24 PM

    Chinese propaganda

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