Speaking at a media briefing today, Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that Fonseka seems to have revealed something discussed by cabinet but not formally made public by the Government.
Fonseka had told the Indian media that Sri Lanka was discussing with India to give the Indians the Trincomalee port.
India had however denied the claims but Dissanayake said that the comments made by Fonseka must be taken as one coming from the Government as Fonseka is a Government Minister.
“Talks are at present going on between India and Sri Lanka and we hope to offer the Trincomalee port, which is one of the best deep sea ports in the world, to India,” Fonseka had told The Hindu.
However the New Indian Express later reported that Indian official sources had denied Regional Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka’s contention that Sri Lanka and India are in talks for developing the Trincomalee harbor. (Colombo Gazette)