Sri Lanka neither pro-India nor pro-China: Wickramasinghe
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has said Sri Lanka is neither pro-India nor pro-China. Mr. Wickramasinghe was answering reporters during his visit to the Sreekrishna Temple here on Saturday.
On his controversial statement in an interview to a Tamil TV channel that Indian fishermen might be shot if they intruded into Sri Lankan waters, he said: “The Sri Lankan government primarily represents the interests of Sri Lankans.”
Calling for better bilateral ties, Mr. Wickramasinghe said: “We must move ahead,” pointing to visits by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s to India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka.” He said: “I had promised to offer worship in the temple if the results in the Sri Lankan elections were favourable.” His wife Maitree Wickramasinghe and Sri Lankan Minister for Resettlement, Reconstruction and Hindu Religious Affairs D. M. Swaminathan accompanied him. He offered ‘thulabharam’ with sandalwood.
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May be he is joking as CBK commented recently. Then why doesn’t he order the Port City building to continue?
In this case, is Sri Lanka pro America?
The answer is quite simple. ‘Sri Lanka is neither pro China…………’ as stated by Hon. PM. That means SL is not pro China. Hence the decision to stop Port City Project. We must scrap ALL projects funded by China.
All infrastructure building and development in SL needs funding., whether it is from China, India, Russia, USA , UK or EU. The problem is political leaders who request and obtain such funding cream-off in dollars a substantial amount into private Swiss Bank accounts. The problem is not with the lender but with the corrupt SL govt. leaders.