Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sri Lanka refused to be bullied by the West

By Philip Fernando in Los Angeles

(May 28, Los Angeles, Sri Lanka Guardian) As successive U S ambassadors to Colombo hemmed and hawed loosing sight of Sri Lanka’s geo-strategic importance, foreign aid component from US to Sri Lanka also dwindled drastically. So they switched from baiting to bullying using the moth-eaten argument “humanitarian intervention in the internal affairs,” as a weapon of persuasion. That too failed as Sri Lanka refused to be bullied. Full text Share on Facebook