Tamil Diplomat

We have saved Lanka from dire consequences: President

President Maithripala Sirisena has observed that the country has been saved from dire consequences sequel to the good governance following the January 8 revolution.

He claimed that his government was able to stop the UN’s human rights office from publishing names of members of the security forces, thought to be responsible for mass atrocities.

He stated that the reconciliation efforts, political reforms of the government have won global confidence so much so that contrary to fears of international probe the report has been toned down to domestic mechanism idea.

He also pointed out that the country’s sovereignty or integrity has not been compromised.

He made these observations at a meeting of newspaper and media proprietors and Editors.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapakse and Media Minister Gayantha Karunathileke were also present.

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