Friday, May 29, 2009

Sri Lanka: Wrong direction in diplomacy

By Nilantha Ilangamuwa

(May 29, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Only after Sinhalese extremists went on their third violent demonstration against the foreign embassies in Colombo, the Government of Sri Lanka woke up and realized the need to deeply regret over the incident.

Sri Lanka cannot afford to compromise its foreign relations to celebrate the jubilation over victory against Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Yesterday (May 27) morning, political henchmen of the government belonging to an extreme Sinhala party, held a violent demonstration in front of the Canadian High Commission in Colombo. They were holding the LTTE’s flags and the Sri Lankan national flags and were shouting and showing that the Canadian High Commission is the embassy of the LTTE, which granted had visas to the Tigers without following the immigration procedures or rules. Full text