hails foreign troops’ assistance
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna has hailed the services of foreign
troops including the US teams which assisted in relief and rehabilitation
work following the tsunami disaster.
leader Somawansa Amarasinghe in a statement said that they were
hailing the services of foreign troops including India, US and Pakistan
who sent members of their armed forces without weapons to help Sri
armed forces entering a country was a threat to the sovereignty
of the country, but sending of unarmed troops to help a country
which is trying to rebuild after a major catastrophe cannot be seen
as a challenge to the sovereignty of the country", he said.
should have foreign relations which respect the mutual friendship
and respect and not foreign relations which are of the nature of
an invasion. We remain to maintain that stance and view this as
a base to have mutual friendship", he said.
we do not have any hesitation in hailing the services of the unarmed
forces which offered a hand of friendship to Sri Lanka", the
statement said. Mr. Amarasinghe said that Sri Lanka was willing
to offer its services whenever another country faces any disaster.