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* No request to send Sri Lankan troops to Afghanistan
Tue, Feb 5, 2013, 12:13 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 05, Colombo: Sri Lankan President's Spokesman Mohan Samaranayake denied an earlier report which has said that President Rajapaksa has received a request from the United States to send Sri Lankan troops to Afghanistan.

"President Mahinda Rajapaksa has neither received nor rejected any requests by the United States for Sri Lankan troops to be sent to Afghanistan," President's Spokesman told media.

Earlier today, the Government Information Department has reported that the President rejected a US request to send Lankan troops to Afghanistan.

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