President Rajapaksa- Face to face in Moscow
Onlanka News – By Janaka Alahapperuma – (Pix by: Sudath Silva)
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa met his counterpart, President of Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow this afternoon on 8th February. Both leaders discussed issues about security, development, trade and other relevant matters related to both countries at the round table conference. Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama, Minister of Export Development & International Trade Prof.G.L Peiris, the Secretary to the President Mr.Lalith Weeratunga, the Russian language speaking Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Moscow Mr Udayanga Weeratunga and the Russian government officials were present at the meeting.
President Rajapaksa is also scheduled to hold bilateral talks with former President and the present Prime Minister of Russia Vladimir Putin and other government officials before conclude his three day visit to Russia.
Last evening President Rajapaksa visited the Red Square in Moscow and paid his respect to the mausoleum of Vladimir Ilich Lenin (1870-1924), the principal figure in the Russian October Revolution and the first Premier (1918-24) of the Soviet Union. He also visited the Kremlin Museum where the crown jewels and regalia of the former Czars and the Russian Royal family are on display.
To be invited by the Russian Federation and be honoured in this way is truly magnificent to H E Mahinda Rajapksa as well as to our motherland Sri Lanka. This will strengthen our bi-lateral ties with the Russian Federation as well as help significantly in our march to economic victory. This flies in the face of the neo-colonial imperial West who in contrast have corrupted our weak leaders for centuries to keep us enslaved to their will and agenda to continue to exploit the resources of our country.
The imperial Wesdt is baying at the doors of Sri Lanka today to drag away our President, Secretary of Defence and Service Chiefs on trumped-up charges of so-called ‘war crimes’ for defeating the world’s most fearsome terrorist organisation LTTE. They do this in revenge for not toeing their line. They cunningly tried to save the entire LTTE leadership and terrorist militia on the pretext of saving the Tamil hostages held captive by the LTTE. They even diverted a ship of the US Seventh Fleet to carry out the operation by force. But before that our President wiped out the LTTE wholesale.
US plot to de-stabilise India by using LTTE terrorists was in tatters. Enraged by this they plotted to assassinate President MR and his family using the ex-army commander in return for US citizenship. This plot also failed.
US, UK , EU imperial ambitions in SE Asia are in sharp contrast to Russian, Indian and Chinese objectives which are genuinely friendship, economic development and stability to our nation. They and the other Free World are our true friends. Our battle today is not only against the rise of LTTE, who are given protection in the imperial West, but also against the ambitions of the neo-colonial imperial West. Fortunately we have great nations of the Free World to protect and support us against the scheming evil plots of the imperial West. The imperial West that go unpunished are baying at the doors of small developing nation as Sri Lanka with cries of trumped-up war crimes in order to vindicate the total debacle of their boys, the LTTE. Who will take USA and UK chiefly for their war crimes in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan beofore the Hague?
I dont see any Top VIP welcome for MR in Moscow, Where is the Army Parade red carpert for MR,,,,I cant understand whats going on,there shud be a state welcome,