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UNP condemns UK’s manifesto on two-state solution


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UNP today criticized the manifesto of UK’s Conservative Party which had called for a two-state solution for the national issue in Sri Lanka and urged the party to scrap it.

UNP National Organiser and Member of Parliament Navin Dissanayake told a press conference that his party vehemently condemn this inclusion in the Conservative Party manifesto and expect the party to scrap it from the document.

“Conservative party should understand that Sri Lanka was one of the few countries which backed the UK in its war against Argentina in the 1980s. Therefore we request the Conservative Party to remove the pledge to work on a two-state solution in Sri Lanka,” Mr. Dissanayake said.

Also, he said the UNP would also oppose the decision made by the Swiss Federal Courts to de-proscribe the LTTE and naming it as an organisation which is not engaged in criminal activities. “LTTE faces human trafficking charges and charges pertaining to drug trafficking. Therefore one cannot determine that the LTTE is not engaged in criminal activities,” he added.

UNP MP Mujibur Rahaman who also participated in the press conference said the Sri Lankan Government should settle the issue pertaining to the alleged abduction of an employee attached to Swiss Embassy in Colombo amicably. “It looks as if the new government is set for conflict with the international community just like they did from 2010 to 2019. This should not be the case as Sri Lanka could get adversely affected by such a move. “Sri Lanka lost GSP plus and lost the opportunity of exporting fish to Europe as a result of confrontations with the international community during that time. One should not allow a similar situation to repeat,” the MP Rahaman said. (Yohan Perera)


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  Comments - 9

  • Manu Thursday, 05 December 2019 08:25 AM

    Why now and not before eh? Before because of TNA votes you UNP coons supported al activities of the west and TNA LTTE. Now it is too late boys.

    A Thursday, 05 December 2019 08:28 AM

    No body is intrested in what old Slave traders in Britain think ...

    cheers Thursday, 05 December 2019 08:31 AM

    You fellows gave in to that and now see what the western alias are doing to the country

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 05 December 2019 09:31 AM

    You talk about LTTE criminality, how about the State criminality practiced by repeated governments since obtaining independence... JVP youth were slaughtered, 1983 riots, white van culture and so many more.

    Anoosh Thursday, 05 December 2019 09:43 AM

    Why SL is bothering about other country manifesto's. Be broadminded and act according to modernization.

    Jude Thursday, 05 December 2019 09:50 AM

    Berlin wall came down two Germanies got UNITED!!! And two Koreans will unified soon!!!??? Then comes the country that facing BIGGEST Calamity in this century whether to stay unified with EU or NOT the Brits wants two-state solution !!! Ironic!!!

    Jude Thursday, 05 December 2019 09:52 AM

    Asian countries funding European politicians and the political parties to carryout their agenda!!! This is a prime example!!!

    TheSwan Thursday, 05 December 2019 09:52 AM

    Good approach. The UNP lost the vote base because the party deviated from backing up Sri Lanka as a nation and fulfilling foreign propaganda. Sri Lanka is one state and it should be one state.

    Jude Thursday, 05 December 2019 10:03 AM

    Poverty in Africa, no politicians in UK suggesting how to reduce poverty or increasing aid to Sub-saharan africa !!Because no ONE paying British politicians to do so!!!

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