World Bank country director says his comments have been misunderstood

Sri Lanka’s World Bank Country Director came out strongly denying giving official recognition to Tamil Tiger guerrillas, even as a weekend paper promised to blow the lid off on Sunday. Sri Lanka’s World Bank Country Director came out strongly denying giving official recognition to Tamil Tiger guerrillas, even as a weekend paper promised to blow the lid off on Sunday.

The Marxist JVP or People’s
Liberation Front and the Patriotic National Movement have asked for Peter
Harrold expulsion over an interview with the Sunday Times

(news).

Harrold is alleged to have said that the World Bank recognises the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) which control parts of the North-East peninsular.

But Harrold says he has been quoted out of context.

“Upon further review of our recording of the interview, it is clear that a reasonable person could have misunderstood me. I am sorry I did not speak more clearly, but I am sure about what I said, and I think that when it is heard i