Foreign Ministry condemns attempts by foreign entities to influence internal administrative affairs

Foreign Ministry condemns attempts by foreign entities to influence internal administrative affairs

21 August 2019 03:08 pm

With reference to comments that have appeared since the appointment of Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva as the new Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, the Foreign Ministry issuing a statement on Monday (20) said the appointment is a sovereign decision by the Head of State. 

The Foreign Ministry condemns the attempts made by foreign entities to influence internal administrative affairs, saying that such attempts are unwarranted and unacceptable. 

Articulating a position of concern on this appointment by certain bilateral partners and international organizations, based on allegations, is regrettable and contrary to the principles of natural justice espoused by all responsible members of the international community, the ministry further emphasized.

MIAP