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* Sri Lanka neutral on disputes in South China Sea
Sat, May 10, 2014, 11:27 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka today responded to the comments made in the international media regarding the position of Sri Lanka on the South China Sea dispute.

Issuing a statement the Ministry of External Affairs said today that its attention has been drawn to comments in the international media on Sri Lanka's position regarding the disputed South China Sea.

The Ministry reiterated that the disputes concerning the South China Sea need to be settled bilaterally through negotiations by the concerned parties.

"This has been Sri Lanka's consistent position on the said issue," the Ministry statement said.

However, the Vietnam Prime Minister's office Friday said Sri Lanka supports Vietnam's standpoint on East Sea.

"Sri Lanka supports Viet Nam's stance on demanding China adhere to the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and withdraw its drilling rig HD-981 out of Viet Nam's sovereignty and exclusive economic zone," Vietnam Prime Minister's office said quoting the Sri Lankan Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne, who is currently on a visit to that country.

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