India encourages, supports terrorism, says Sri Lankan Prez

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Mahinda Rajapaksa
Colombo, Mar 29: It seems that Sri Lankans' wounds over the latest UNHRC vote against the country (Lanka) has not been healed yet. Lankan President, Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday, Mar 29 hurled a stunning allegation against India saying India proved that the country (India) supports and encourages terrorism.

However, Rajapaksa did not raise direct allegations against India as he claimed, "some foreign countries (read including India) encouraged and extended support to terrorism (read LTTE) in Sri Lanka by casting their votes against the country in UNHRC."

Earlier External Affairs Minister GL Peiris had stated, "We had taken a decision not to abide by the resolution irrespective of the result."

He added that the resolution will be treated as an interference in the sovereignty of the country. He stated that those countries that voted for Sri Lanka and those that abstained from voting had valued the country's principled stand.

Here it can be recalled that 24 out of 47 countries on Mar 22 had cast their vote against Sri Lanka supporting the US moved resolution in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). India is one among the 24 nations who cast vote to pressurise Sri Lanka to start investigation over their alleged war crimes on the LTTE cadres during the 26-year-old civil war.

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