The Sri Lankan External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris said that the economic war has been launched by some groups overseas, mostly made up of the Tamil diaspora.
Addressing the opening of a defence seminar in Sri Lanka, Peiris said that these diaspora groups are attempting to persuade tourists to boycott Sri Lanka and in turn target the root of Sri Lanka’s economy.
Representatives from the military and other armed forces overseas are taking part in the seminar while Indian opposition politician and anti Tamil element Subramaniam Swamy is also a guest at the event.
In his speech Peiris expressed regret at attempts to internationalize the Sri Lankan situation and push for a foreign solution on the country.
He also stressed that the government had no intention of fully withdrawing the military from the Tamil-dominated north of the country.
Meanwhile, Tamils around the world and Tamil nadu are boycotting Sri Lankan products and services; these activities affect Sri Lankan economy.