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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2737

Who wants to be isolated in the world?

By S.H.Moulana

If you see how reckless our politicians are when they utter baseless accusations about friendly countries which have helped us in many ways, there is no doubt that we will finally end up totally isolated by these lose talks.

They should see how our neighboring countries get benefited by these countries by maintaining excellent relationship with them.

What a damaging statement we now learn former Western Province Governor Dr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara has made through a local telecast charging that Saudi Arabia is giving Muslims soft loan.

This reminds me of what Adolf Hitler once said: ‘Make the lie big, make it simple, keep repeating it and eventually they will believe it.’

Let us see what the enlightened Lord Buddha said; ‘Three things cannot be long hidden; the sun, the moon and the truth.’ We appeal to rumor mongers not to ruin the good relation we maintain with these friendly countries with reckless utterances.

It is a well-known fact the remittance made by nearly half a million Sri Lankan expatriate workers is by far the largest foreign exchange earned by Sri Lanka.

During my last vacation back in my homeland, I visited a very close Sinhalese friend of mine who has returned to motherland after two decades of employment in Saudi Arabia.

In his sitting room he had a glass jar full of some stuff looked like brown sugar.

On inquiring as to what it is, he told me ‘It is sand from Saudi Arabia.’

He told me ‘I will be always grateful to that country, I now own a house, I did educate my two children and I gave my family a comfortable life.’ Had this been possible if not for the two fruitful decades he spent in that country?
Imagine how many such cases there could be which are not explored.

Disappointed by former Governor’s baseless allegation the Saudi embassy in Colombo has made this press release:

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Who wants to be isolated in the world?
Who wants to be isolated in the world?
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