Colombo: A close ally of Sri Lankan President
on Monday claimed that US was working to "haul" Mahinda Rajapaksa
before the international court in the Hague over war crimes.
"The US has got busy collecting signatures to move the
resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council
session in March", Wimal Weerawansa, the minister of
engineering services and construction told a public gathering
at Matale in the central province.
"They (US) will frame charges against Sri Lanka for war
crimes in order to haul president (Rajapaksa) before the
international court in the Hague", Weerawansa stressed.
"The public must stand as one against this US action," he
Weerawansa, the leader of the nationalist National Freedom
Party (NFF) is a key ally of the president Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The NFF leader`s comments came ahead of the impending Sri
Lanka visits by key US officials, Steven J Rapp, the
Ambassador at large on war crimes and Robert O`Blake, the
Assistant Secretary of State for Central and South Asian