Sri Lanka has deeply embarrassed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Imran is set to speak in the Sri Lankan parliament next week and in the meantime the program has suddenly been canceled. It is believed that Sri Lanka took this step as Imran Khan used this opportunity to talk about Kashmir.
Although officials have informed Pakistan of the reason for the corona restriction, the government has revisited Imran’s speech on condition of anonymity by the people of Colombo who know this. What if you raise the issue of Kashmir? Will it be the result?
Sri Lankan Speaker Mahindra Abeywardhana said last week that Imran Khan would address parliament in a two-day visit from February 22 to leaders of political parties. Imran Khan was supposed to speak in Parliament on 24 February. Khan will meet President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahindra Rajapaksa and Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.
The man mentioned above said, “It seems that the address was not properly considered in Parliament.” There is much debate within the government about the possibility of Imran Khan raising the issue of Kashmir. Sri Lanka, judging by the likelihood of its disasters, thought it was better to cancel Imran Khan’s address.
The Pakistani government has been raising the issue of Kashmir in every international forum, especially since the repeal of Article 370 which gave special status to Kashmir in August 2019. Pakistan even shouted this at a virtual meeting of SAARC countries that caused India’s coronavirus last year.
According to a news item published in the Colombo Gazette, Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Imran Khan told officials that he would not speak in Parliament. The other schedule will be according to a pre-defined schedule. It is said that the Pakistani government has requested Sri Lanka to address Imran Khan in Parliament. The Sri Lankan parliament was previously addressed by PM Narendra Modi in 2015.