January 11, 2017 01:14 pm
I feel US president-elect Donald Trump will lead his country in new foreign policy that will respect sovereignty of nations, unlike previous administrations, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says.
He made the observation while responding to a question during a Twitter Q&A on Wednesday.
Some of the questions and answers:
Namini Wijedasa: Do you regret giving power and control to your family during your tenure as president. What is your stand on nepotism now?
Mahinda Rajapaksa: Family members whom you imply were all democratically elected, except @GotabayaR whose contribution to this country is well known.
Amantha: Sources with knowledge of meeting say Chinese ambassador displeased with some of your reported anti-China comments?
Mahinda Rajapaksa: No. The Ambassador also had concerns about the way the project is now being implemented.
Shihar Aneez: Did you give an assurance to China that you will not oppose the Chinese projects during your last official visit?
Mahinda Rajapaksa: We’re not against obtaining Chinese support for development work as long as the #SriLanka people’s interests are protected.
Sri Lanka Tweet: Govt. strategically dragging Local Govt Election, What is ur strategy? Go with SLFP? or Join Podujana Peramuna?
Mahinda Rajapaksa: When the election comes, we will be ready with a powerful joint force, represents people’s will.
Chanaka Fernando: In Future, Your Government, Do you want to Continue FCID?
Mahinda Rajapaksa: FCID is an illegal entity. We’ll investigate & prosecute perpetrators of the Yahapalayana government based on existing #SriLanka law.