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Government intelligence has ‘unearthed’ campaign

The Sri Lankan government’s “Intelligence Units” have managed to uncover a campaign from “foreign soils” that they say has threatened to deface the country. What is this sinister threat?

A petition.

The Department of Government Information declared that the Free Media Movement, has been writing to the European Union attempting to terminate the GSP + concessions to Sri Lanka. They reported 700 petitions have been sent so far.

To add to the conspiracy, an opposition UNP politician is also alleged to be involved in the plot.

The GSP+ tariff had already been suspended in August 2010, after Sri Lanka refused to comply with the EU’s conditions put forward, such as relaxing their draconian Prevention of Terrorism Law, to which government spokesperson Rambukwella responded,

"These conditions are unacceptable. They are an insult to every citizen of this country. We must put the EU demand in the dustbin."

The Free Media Movement is alleged to campaign for the concessions to be terminated altogether.

See our earlier posts:

Peiris accuses Western powers of colluding with LTTE (26 Nov 2011)

Sri Lankans instructed to protect regime (04 Sep 2011)

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