Government insists ties with other countries good

Lakshman Kiriella (2)The Government today insisted that its relationship with the international community is on firm ground despite claims to the contrary from the opposition.

Minister and United National Party Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella said that after the new Government took office several world leaders are keen on visiting the country.

He noted that while Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US Secretary of State John Kerry had already visited Sri Lanka, US President Barack Obama is expected to visit Sri Lanka by the end of this year.

Kiriella also denied allegations that the Government is taking revenge on opposition members by holding investigations over alleged corruption and then arresting them.

“It is only those who have something to hide who need to worry about investigations. If they have nothing to hide why should they worry. They are now going to court to stop the investigations,” he said.

The Minister said that there is not enough time or resources to investigate all the allegations which keep surfacing over fraud and corruption said to have taken place during the former regime.

Kiriella said that despite all the allegations being raised against the new Government, the Government is continuing with its work in order to meet the expectations of the public. (Colombo Gazette)

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