Govt warns of foreign conspiracies
The Government led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa will not succumb to
any outside pressure in executing the mandate given to it by the people
of this country.
No international force can deter the President who has won the hearts
and minds of leaders of progressive countries in the world, said
Construction and Engineering Services Minister Dr. Rajitha Seneratne.
The Minister was addressing the weekly UPFA press briefing at the
Mahaweli Centre yesterday.
The Minister said no one could touch President Mahinda Rajapaksa
though there were attempts through the CIA to assassinate Gamal Abdul
Nasser of Egypt and Fidel Castro of Cuba.
He said the leaders in Latin America such as Hugo Chavez have
commended the leadership of President Mahinda Rajapaksa who pioneered in
wiping out separatism and terrorism from the country. The Minister said
the US State Department has no ethical right to raise voice against
Thissanyagam who was convicted by the Judiciary of Sri Lanka.
Government has taken legal action against the journalist who was
accused of aiding and abetting the terrorists under the Prevention of
Terrorism Act and he was tried in courts. No one can go beyond the law
and demand the release of a convict in an unlawful manner.
There are ways and means that the lawyers who appeared for
Tissanayagam to make an appeal against the judgement.
Two Iraq based reporters from the AFP and AP are still in the custody
of US authorities but they have not taken legal action against them.
These journalists are still in the detention of US authorities in
defiance of all human rights and ethical laws of the country, he said.