Dr. Liam Fox calls for international help to develop Lanka
British Shadow Defence Secretary Dr. Liam Fox has called upon the
international community to contribute to Sri Lanka's development
activities especially as the Government has been able to liberate the
East from the clutches of terrorism and restore democracy in that
He was speaking at the Sri Lanka theme night hosted by the Carlton
Club, an affiliate of the Conservative Party in the UK.
Liam Fox also reiterated that recent events in the East of Sri Lanka
has given the government a great historic opportunity and challenge to
demonstrate its willingness to undertake reconstruction on the basis not
of ethnicity but that every citizen was being afforded the same
possibilities, the Presidential Media Unit reported.
He regretted that the Agreement he forged to diminish political
impediments to developments in Sri Lanka 12 years ago as British Foreign
Office Minister failed due to the very personality-based politics it
tried to avert.
Foreign Minister Rohita Bogollagama delived a lecture on "A people's
mandate for democracy over terrorism in the East of Sri Lanka" at the
same event, the sources added.