EU diplomats' meeting with Gotabaya Rajapaksa fails to break ice

Tuesday January 07, 2020

The Sri Lankan President has flatly rejected the request of EU diplomats to grant police powers to provincial authorities in the Tamil speaking areas.

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Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instead said that developing the Northern and Eastern provinces will make the Tamils happy, an official close to an EU diplomat who attended the meeting with the Sri Lankan president today told the Tamilpolity.

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Meanwhile, in a Tweet released after the meeting, Mr Rajapaksa said: 'A meeting was held today with Ambassadors representing the countries of the European Union. Matters of mutual cooperation was discussed and request was made to support #LKA [Sri Lanka] in our development journey.'

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