In yesterday’s (24) Daily Mirror page one news article titled ‘SL renounces legal immunity to US military’, some comments made by JVP MP Bimal Rathnayake had been erroneously attributed to Leader of the House Minister Lakshman Kiriella.
The relevant section should read as:
“However, the new agreement does not stipulate a specific period like the previous one. The government should not allow any foreign force to occupy Sri Lanka. It should understand that creating unrest in the country is a tactic followed by Western nations to get its security forces into Lankan soil. The US has informed its diplomats to use the post-isis attack atmosphere to convince respective governments to allow the US forces into their soil.
Citing examples such as Syria, he said the US used ISIS to interfere in Sri Lankan affairs and that several politicians, businessmen and even media outlets used communalism to fulfil their vested interests,” JVP MP Bimal Rathnayake