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UPFA's sorrow at Gaddafi's demise

Speaking in parliament on Thursday, UPFA member, A H M Azwar, expressed sorrow at the end of Gaddafi's rule.

"In the world scene Col Maummar Gaddafi, the leader of Libya had been arrested by the foreign armed forces. We do not know his fate. We as Muslims we pray for the safety of him and for the country, because these countries are self-governing countries."

"Their sovereignty and independence must be recognized. Now that is not happening as far as the superpowers are concerned. Tomorrow is Friday and according to our calendar, it is a holiday for the Muslims for the week. All the Muslims in this country and all over the world will also pray for the safety of this great leader and also for the great country called Libya."

"It is not only Libya, it is not only the other Arab countries like Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Afghanistan but also other countries."

"Nobody cannot come and conquer our country however much powerful they are, as if it is their own business and nobody else's business.

"Who gave them that right? Has God given the right to any superpower on earth in order to conquer another country?

"So, we must be very cautious and aware of these things."

"They also wanted Sri Lanka to be subjugated by foreign powers again."

"As long as His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa is at the helm of affairs of this country and as long as loyal and brave people live in this country, we shall not allow such a thing to happen."

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