Sri Lanka: no foreign bases

Sri Lanka addresses concerns over US military.

PM rejects setting up a foreign naval base in Sri Lanka

By Ashwin Hemmathagama

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe assured the Parliament that his Government will not allow any foreign military to set up camps in the country nor would be allowed to make use of the country to transfer military equipment under any circumstance.

Highlighting the commitment Sri Lanka has had signed international treaties to allow transfer of non-military goods at its port the Prime Minister told the Parliament yesterday that the United States need not use Sri Lanka for its military purposes.

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