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We will not bow down to pressure, minister tells UN peacekeeping conference

Sri Lanka’s Minister for Defence Ruwan Wijewardene told an international peacekeeping summit in London that his government would not bow down to international pressure and would protect Sri Lankan troops.
Mr Wijewardene met with members of the British Sri Lanka Forum on the sidelines of the United Nations Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Meeting in London last week.
He told members of the forum that the summit, where 80 other ministers and military officials from across the world discussed peacekeeping operations, were informed of how the Sri Lankan government would “protect the valiant members of the armed forces who battled LTTE terrorism and restored peace in the country”.
The minister was quoted by The Island as saying “the government will not bow down to any pressure from within or outside the country when it comes to the dignity of the soldiers”.