President denies receiving US request for troops to Afghanistan
Posted in Local News
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has neither received nor rejected any requests by the US for Lankan troops to be sent to Afghanistan, the Presidential Spokesman told Ada Derana.
Earlier today, the Government Information Department reported that the President rejected a US request to send Lankan troops to Afghanistan.
Courtesy: Ada Derana
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Americans have secretly threatened Sri Lanka to change the story to save their face in front of the world.
Since Sri Lanka is small and poor, yes we have to sometimes listen to those petty threats since their is no big harm by changing the story.
I believe Manjula is right in suspecting that the President had to deny what the Information Dept had earlier reported, US request for SL troops to fight along side Allied troops in Afghanistan was turned down by SL. US may have felt embarassed by this and may have put pressure on govt to withdraw the statement.
Anyway, I am very happy the Hon President had refused US request. USA is very cunning. They are hoping if we join USA against Taliban/al Qaeda in Afghanistan, these Islamic terrorists may cause trouble in retaliation in SL using extremist Jihadist muslim youths.