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Oh, the civilians …

The irony is incredible. Sri Lanka, whose governments over three decades murdered over a hundred thousand Tamil civilians throughout bombardment, blockade, extra-judicial killings and disappearances (and that was before the mass killings of forty thousand more in 2009), has something to say about Libya.

The Foreign Ministry statement says the "issue of protection of the civilian population in Libya remains a concern for Sri Lanka, as indeed for the rest of the international community."

"Their plight must not be allowed to deteriorate because of the use of violence," the statement adds.

Apparently, there’s a need to move towards "resolving differences through peaceful means and dialogue."

“Sri Lanka which has a longstanding relationship with Libya, deeply desires the early commencement of such a process."

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