Prez tells global powers to respect SL’s sovereign status

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has requested global powers including India and China to respect Sri Lanka’s identity as a sovereign nation. 

Rajapaksa expressed these views on his official twitter account today. 

Rajapaksa also invited global powers including India & China to place their trust and invest in Sri Lanka’s future.

During Rajapaksa’s recent visit to India, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for the implementation of the 13th amendment to the constitution to carry forward the reconciliation process in the north of Sri Lanka.

However, Rajapaksa during an interview with an Indian media outlet said he will not implement the 13th amendment.

Meanwhile, Rajapaksa last month stated that he will renegotiate the Hambantota Port deal with China. He said giving away a strategically and economically important harbour was not acceptable.