“President Mahinda Rajapaksa invited four selected editors to a meal last Friday, to seek their views and advice as to how the government should react to the panel report.
“Though all four were not from national newspapers two of them said that the government should consider even sending troops to New York to assault Ban Ki-moon if the need arises.
“The third was more moderate. He said that reality had to be faced. He proceeded to ask several questions as to what plans the government had to handle the panel report.
“The two editors who spoke earlier butted in at this stage before Rajapaksa could respond and said there was no other plan or option but to attack Ban Ki-moon and the western nations.
“President Rajapaksa, taking strength from these sentiments, agreed that the Western nations must be taught a lesson.
“The editor who raised a moderate voice was silent thereafter. The fourth editor kept silent throughout this discussion.”
- reported in The Sunday Leader, May 15th. See here.