Lanka, US talks

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By Jamila Najmuddin

The US Ambassador in Colombo has conveyed Sri Lanka’s concerns to the US State Department over the statement issued by them regarding the 18th Amendment.

US Ambassador Patricia Butenis met Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella in Colombo today where she informed the Minister that his statement and Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris’s statements were both conveyed to the US State Department.

Minister Rambukwella speaking to Daily Mirror online said that during the meeting he had once again conveyed Sri Lanka’s concerns over the statement and both parties had discussed the issue in length.

“Issues over the statement were discussed and the US Ambassador told me that she had conveyed the statements released by me and Professor G.L. Peiris to the US State Department. I once again conveyed Sri Lanka’s concerns during the meeting,” Minister Rambukwella said.

The Minister added that several others issues including future media activities were also discussed during the meeting.

The government yesterday called on the US to stop interfering in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka and added that they should refrain from making ‘unwarranted’ and ‘irresponsible’ comments about the island’s recent constitutional changes.

Minister Rambukwella said that the government would not consider any “unacceptable comments” after the US on Saturday released a statement condemning Sri Lanka's passage of a constitutional amendment granting the president vast new powers, saying it undermined democracy.  (Daily Mirror online)

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  • haris Wednesday, 15 September 2010 03:14 AM

    Bring back George Bush!

    Lal Tuesday, 14 September 2010 12:46 PM

    US wants to be seen as a problem solver of others. They haven't yet solved anything, not even their own. Take Korea, Vietnam, Middle East where they are involved, but nothing solved. If anything, they made them worse. All the signs are that it's a power in decline. Just ignore them and let them wear themselves out.

    Podi Guru Tuesday, 14 September 2010 12:59 PM

    What do you mean by "sweet"? You are not likely to get hot babes as ambassadors from anywhere to anywhere!

    thusi Tuesday, 14 September 2010 01:11 PM

    US is always trying to meddle in other peoples affairs and create havoc...

    Yeti Tuesday, 14 September 2010 01:38 PM

    Although the govt. makes a noise about these things it really welcomes such interferences because it stirs up the people to support of the govt more and more.Get it?

    Democrat Tuesday, 14 September 2010 02:40 PM

    Extreamly true statemen by US. But it is our people's bussines.Neither US or China.

    manjula Tuesday, 14 September 2010 03:08 PM

    that's bad :(

    Faqi Tuesday, 14 September 2010 03:51 PM

    We are like the proverbial ant looking up at an elephant.; one of these days we are going to get trampled. Till then we could dance all we want.

    local boy Tuesday, 14 September 2010 09:40 AM

    Why not US appoint some sweet ambassador here.?

    Robert Tuesday, 14 September 2010 09:03 PM

    you got it right.

    Ryan Tuesday, 14 September 2010 11:32 AM

    They are still regretting about presidential election. They couldnt get the CIA guy Sarath Fonseka to power.


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