Sri Lankan Minister accuses US of planning to intensify the crisis in Sri Lanka

July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Construction, Engineering Services and Housing Wimal Weerawansa said today that the visit of United States Secretary of State Hilary Clinton to Tamil Nadu and talks with the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jeyaram Jeyalalithaa aimed at intensifying the crisis in Sri Lanka.

Weerawansa further charged that the US was planning to manipulate India to weaken China.

He said that earlier such officials met only the representatives of the central government but this time they met the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister with those plans in mind.

Weerawansa expressed these views at a press conference summoned by his party in Colombo today to comment on Clinton’s visit.

Clinton on Wednesday voiced concern over the plight of internally displaced persons in Sri Lanka and said United States was looking at some innovative and creative ideas to break the impasse over the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.

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