Foreign Ministry refutes alleged weapon purchases from North Korea using black market Dollars
Posted in Local News
The Foreign Ministry yesterday refuted a news item that said Sri Lanka purchased weapons from North Korea using Black Market Dollars.
The Ministry in a release said that Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa had categorically denied the comments attributed to him in the said news item telecast in a TV channel.
“The Foreign Ministry wishes to state that Foreign Minister Professor G.L.Peiris has spoken in this regard with his Cabinet colleague, Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa who has categorically denied the comments attributed to him in the said news item,” a Foreign Ministry statement said.
This news is striking.
With ever increasing Military takeover of Civilian Functions, does this transaction reveal an intention for a suspension of democratic rights (not that there are may available under Saubhagye Dekma) and a move to Military Rule as in Myanmar?