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May 6th 2011

Dear Editor,

Response to Dr Saravanamuttu’s mercenary assumptions

I write to exercise a right of reply to the article in your columns by Dr Saravanamuttu, which once again engaged in snide comments about me. He has responded to something I said on April 19th, in responding to another of those snide comments, when he suggested I must be deeply disappointed at not having been asked to monitor the Ministry of External Affairs.

This time he refers to ‘a coterie of self-defined earnest patriots and defenders of the current regime’ whom he claims he has referred to ‘as apparatchiks and toxic hacks’. He describes these people as claiming he was responsible for at least part of the Darusman report and for being chiefly responsible for the loss of GSP plus. Evidently hoping that his readers will erroneously think I was one of these anonymous people, he introduces my name in between, with regard to a very different sort of claim regarding his political ambitions.

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Rajiva Wijesinha

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