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Intervening in domestic affairs against international law says SL envoy in US

Sri Lanka's ambassador to the United States, Prasad Kariyawasam, said intervening in a country's domestic affairs was against international law, reported Sri Lanka's state media, SLBC.

"It against international law and practice to intervene in countries before domestic efforts and domestic processes are allowed time to fully flourish and mature," he said.

"It seems these are motivated attempts to direct and force our hand toward objectives that are not in tune with what the people of Sri Lanka are comfortable with. That is why Sri Lanka is against international intervention in its internal situation, especially when Sri Lanka’s situation is not a human rights or international security crisis in the world," he went on to say.

"Since there is no human rights crisis in Sri Lanka, it is baffling as to why Sri Lanka is in focus with such high-level attention."