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met in Paris nor Soviet president Gorbachev seemed to be worried about Sri Lanka and "nobody asked us a question about it" says our prime minister in the course of his press conference at the airport on his return from the trip that carried him to three capitals, Paris, Moscow and Islamabad. This observation was made by the prime minister towards the end of his severely critical, indeed belligerent, remarks castigating Sri Lanka for the "sloppy" manner in which it was conducting relations with India on the matter of the IPKF's withdrawal from its territory and sounding a warning that the situa- tion in Sri Lanka was taking "dangerous directions" with the government there backtracking "on contractual obligations to devolve power to Sri Lankan Tamils".

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