Sunday, September 20, 2009

Gota slams double standards of Western Powers

by Shamindra Ferdinando
Had the Opposition bothered to peruse the international press it would know the extraordinary counter-terrorism measures adopted by the US and its allies though they criticized Sri Lanka for being callous in her security strategy, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said on Friday.

He said that the international press had exposed glaring heavy handed actions on the part of international forces now battling terrorism in the aftermath of 9/11 but Sri Lanka was being harassed for defeating the LTTE.

Speaking to the Sunday Island after meeting the visiting UN Under Secretary General Lynn Pascoe at the Defence Ministry, he said that there should not be double standards in dealing with terrorism.
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