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* Sri Lanka cautiously welcomes transition of power in Egypt
Wed, Feb 16, 2011, 12:04 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka today cautiously welcomed the recent political changes in Egypt that resulted in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak who ruled the country for nearly 30 years.

Issuing a statement, the External Affairs Ministry said the government welcomes the peaceful transition of power in Egypt.

"The government of Sri Lanka welcomes the smooth and peaceful transition of power in Egypt," it said.

"Sri Lanka and Egypt enjoy warm and close ties. It is in this context that Sri Lanka wishes for the people of Egypt progress and stability within a democratic framework of governance," the statement said.

Opposition parties say that Sri Lanka could be the next Egypt where the nation might force its rulers to resign.

The main opposition United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya recently said that Egypt has proved that every tyrant has his day of reckoning and gives hope for them to change the course of Sri Lanka.

However, political analysts say the popularity of the current President Mahinda Rajapaksa has not diminished yet. With the liberation of the country from decades-long terrorism and massive economic development President Rajapaksa enjoys a sound approval rate.

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