Foreign Minister Prof. G. L Peiris says he objects the excessive interference by the United Nations, into internal affairs of Sri Lanka.
The Minister objected to the setting up of a special mechanism by the UN whose sole purpose was to collect data to use against Sri Lanka.
Speaking at an event at the Foreign Ministry to welcome newly appointed envoys representing 17 countries, he commented that there was no way of knowing what the data was and therefore had no opportunity to test the truth of such allegations.
However, Minister Peiris welcomed the Heads of Mission and stated that the Sri Lankan Government looked forward to strong and substantial relationships with all of them.
The Minister called for the empathy of the Ambassadors and High Commissioners present and their backing to Sri Lanka in international platforms, stating that it was important for the UN to support efforts made by a country to get back on its feet and not tear it down.