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Govt condemns Amnesty campaign

KOTTE: The Government yesterday condemned the defamatory propaganda campaign launched by Amnesty International against the Sri Lankan Government and the National Cricket Team.

Chief Government Whip and Highways and Road Development Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle told Parliament yesterday that this defamatory campaign would disturb the wining mentality of Sri Lankan cricket team while harming the country's dignity of the country.

He was responding to a statement made by JVP MP Wimal Weerawansa. "We all condemn this without any party affiliations. This would bring down the morale

of our team," he said. He pointed out that Amnesty International doesn't mention about the LTTE bombs in Ampara and Batticaloa and it wants to depress the team.

Weerawansa said Amnesty has already begun the defamatory propaganda campaign in collaboration with several NGOs in Sri Lanka to discourage the national cricket team. "Our national cricket team is now on a winning streak.

They are confident of wining the World Cup. Under this campaign, Amnesty has distributed posters with the slogan "Sri Lanka play by the rules" among the spectators. It has tried to show the world that Sri Lanka is acting outside human rights laws," he added.

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