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Text of report by Dianne Silva headlined "SCO admittance victory, says foreign minister" by Sri Lankan newspaper Daily Mirror on 18 June
Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama said yesterday that Sri Lanka's admittance to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) led by China and Russia as a dialogue partner was a victory of the proactive foreign policy of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
"I consider this admittance as an important achievement in terms of Sri Lanka's wide international engagement," said Mr. Bogollagama.
At the 9th meeting of the Heads of States Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation held in Russia on June 15 and 16, Sri Lanka was …