Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sri Lanka regrets army chief's 'jokers' remark: India

(TI)NEW DELHI: With Sri Lanka army chief Sarath Fonseka's derogatory remarks against Tamil Nadu politicians sparking outrage, India on Tuesday said

that Colombo had expressed regrets and promised to look into the issue.

"Our high commissioner in Colombo took up the issue strongly with the Sri Lankan defence secretary," external affairs ministry spokesman Vishnu Prakash told reporters.

The defence secretary is Gothabaya Rajapaksa, brother of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Full Text