‘Certain Western countries trying to divide country’
“If United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva implements
the proposal presented by the US regarding the alleged human rights
violations in Sri Lanka, it will result in the division of the country.
The US is trying to divide the country by presenting false allegations
against Sri Lanka with the aim of granting a part of the country to
Rudra Kumar. But,the patriotic Sri Lankans will never allow that to
happen, Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena said.
The minister was addressing a recent protest organised by Christians
in the Polonnaruwa district after the holding of a special mass against
the allegations presented by the United States on human rights in Sri
“We all have suffered due to the terrorist war for nearly three
decades. During that dark period, Sinhalese,Tamils and Muslims and all
other races in Sri Lanka become targets of terrorism.
“However,we are now enjoying peace and harmony after winning the war
against terrorism,” the minister said.
“The capitalist countries, including the US, are using various means
to destroy the peaceful environment and stifle development and progress
of the Asian countries.
“The US has presented these allegations to please terrorist agents in
certain Western countries. They are trying to revive terrorism in Sri
Lanka. So, it is our bounden duty to stand united against these foreign
elements in order to protect to protect our independence, by shedding
petty differences”, he said.