RANIL WICKREMESINGHE TRYING TO HELP ANTI-SRI LANKAN ELEMENTS
Posted on May 12th, 2009
By Walter Jayawardhana
In an apparent bid to strengthen the anti-Sri Lankan sectors in the Indian polity and embarrass sections who were helping the countryÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Sri LankaÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe told an Indian website that India gave military help to Sri Lanka to defeat the Tamil Tigers.
Wickremesinghe told the news website, ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“For instance, the interdiction of LTTE ships on the sea would not have been possible without the help of India, US and some other countries. The LTTE network abroad was also broken up.ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
He also said about training for our troops: ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“That is also on. We arranged it and also got it expanded. There has been training. There has been intelligence co-operation, exchange of views and India also provided a raid of our defence in Sri Lanka.ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â