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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

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