Foreign Ministry Waters Down PM’S Statement



Prime Minister D.M Jayaratne’s comment on the South China Sea dispute between China and Vietnam has been watered down by the Sri Lankan External Affairs Ministry.

The Vietnam Prime Minister’s office announced that  Prime Minister D.M Jayaratne commenting on the issue said that Sri Lanka supports Vietnam’s stance on demanding China adhere to the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and withdraw its drilling rig out of Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone.

The Sri Lankan External Affairs Ministry has stated that the disputes concerning the South China Sea need to be settled bilaterally through negotiations by the concerned parties.

It is no secret that the Prime Minister has been navigating troubled waters in recent times.

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