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Dayasiri requests Speaker for Select Committee to address international allegations posed to SL

State Minister of Batik, Handloom and Local Apparel Products Dayasiri Jayasekara has requested Speaker of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana to establish a Select Committee to address international allegations and challenges posed to Sri Lanka, instigated especially by certain organisations outside the country with vested interests.

In a letter addressed to the Speaker, Dayasiri notes that this matter is one of concern which most would consider a challenge to the country, unless high priority is attached to strategies to deal with them.

The following concerns were posed to the Speaker:

  • Resolutions or Bills that have been passed, backed by international support prove to be a major security burden in the long run
  • Fabricated adverse propaganda could prove to be a major security hurdle in the longer term, especially if backed by international support
  • The frequency of lobbying at international platforms and in the event of growing influence of extremism, which may prove to be difficult to manage.

Dayasiri also forwarded a letter addressed to the Speaker by Global Sri Lanka Forum which highlighted these matters of concern.