Wikileaks has published a document pertaining to a conversation between the newly elected President of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremeinghe and the Japanese government in 2007.
The document has been published hours after Ranil Wickremesinghe was elected the 8th Executive President of Sri Lanka in a secret ballot held in Parliament.
As per the document shared by Wikileaks, Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was the opposition leader in 2007, had asked Japan to suspend economic assistance to Sri Lanka.
The document further reveals that Japan had responded that the Sri Lankan people should not be punished “for acts of commission and omission by their leaders”.
Full Wikileaks document: