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Russian ambassador slams Sri Lanka critics

The Russian ambassador to Sri Lanka says that countries criticise Sri Lanka’s human rights violations, while ignoring their own record.

“Sometimes people point at a speck in the others eye without knowing a whole lot about the board in theirs,” Alexander Karchava said in an interview to the Daily News.

Karchava said that while western countries can suggest ideas to improve the human rights situation, they shouldn’t pressure Sri Lanka to implement measures that those countries may seem fit.

“Forcing other countries to implement what they presume to be right is an interference in the internal affairs of such countries,” he said.

“Sri Lanka managed to do a lot in three years and their achievement in the field of resettlement is commendable.”

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