Mar 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka says groups supporting the Tami Tiger terrorist group LTTE are using international forces to change the Sri Lankan government.
Minister of Investment Promotion Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said the groups supporting LTTE who could not defeat Sri Lanka through war are now trying to attack the country by creating conflicts using international forces.
Addressing a public meeting the Minister alleged that international forces envious of Sri Lanka's rapid development process are exerting pressure on Sri Lanka and hatching conspiracies to make a regime change in the country.
The Minister noted that there were reports of civilian casualties committed by the United States during its military operations in Afghanistan but most countries were overlooking such abuses and yet making allegations against countries like Sri Lanka.
The US has tabled a draft resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council calling for an international investigation into the alleged human right violations during the final phase of the war with the LTTE. The resolution will be taken soon up for a vote at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
The Minister said that the people of this country are solidly backing the President and the government and therefore, the objective of pro-tiger terrorist elements, the anti-Sri Lankan international forces and the treacherous elements in the country backing the international forces to topple the government will not succeed.
"Despite all this, the Sri Lankan government will not be shaken by such allegations and will instead continue with its policies for the country," the Minister said.