Govt to summon US envoy

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Cabinet has instructed the External Affairs Ministry to summon the US Envoy in Colombo Michele Sison and register the government’s formal protest over a newspaper advertisement put in by the US Embassy in Colombo calling for applications from NGOs for what it called a citizenship program, Daily Mirror learns. 
 
Sources said that Cabinet of Ministers discussed this matter at their meeting yesterday. Ministers reportedly criticised the act and called it as a ‘blatant interference in domestic affairs’. Consequently the External Affair Ministry was asked to summon the US envoy and register a formal protest.
The ministers said that Sri Lanka had had universal franchise since 1931 and, therefore, there was no need for foreign countries to educate them on elections.
 
Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister G.L. Peries had reportedly informed the Cabinet of Ministers that he had already fixed an appointment with the US Envoy in Colombo to raise the matter with her.
 
US---Sri Lanka political relations have been strained in recent years, mainly due to the US sponsored resolution adopted by the UNHRC.
The resolution mandated the UNHRC to conduct an international inquiry into alleged human rights violations and accountability issues during the final stages of the war. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • lankan Saturday, 05 July 2014 05:04 AM

    Why do you worry if you are prepare to conduct unbiased and un corrupt election via DM Android App

    Kay Parker Friday, 04 July 2014 07:04 AM

    or is it because the Visa was cancelled

    Saman Friday, 04 July 2014 01:43 AM

    When she was appointed as the US ambassador to Lebanon, she was heavily interfering with domestic affairs in that country.
    Lebanese Member of Parliament Nawaf Mousawi once accused the U.S. embassy in Lebanon of meddling into Lebanese internal affairs (2010). “She does not commit to norms and diplomacy limits. The U.S. embassy in Lebanon is a state within the state,” he said. The Ambassador in question is none other than the present US Ambassador in Sri Lanka Ms. Michelle Sison. ·

    upul Saturday, 05 July 2014 02:45 AM

    "The ministers said that Sri Lanka had had universal franchise since 1931 and, therefore, there was no need for foreign countries to educate them on elections."

    - We Sri Lankan know how we practice this franchise since 1977 up to date.

    ABC Friday, 04 July 2014 01:16 PM

    Outsiders can talk big such manner becuase of traitors like meera. via DM Android App

    sss Friday, 04 July 2014 01:55 AM

    When there is no order in 'domestic affairs’ interference is good

    The Analyst Friday, 04 July 2014 02:02 AM

    Ha Ha Ha ... very funny!

    meera Friday, 04 July 2014 02:07 AM

    US was correct.

    Indeed SL is the one who invited US to interfere in SL's internal affair when war was going on. SL requested US to supply military equipments, training, & advises to fight against LTTE. To obtain these assistances SL gave a lot of promises to US.

    So US has rights to know what's going on now, ethically.

    Joana Friday, 04 July 2014 11:30 AM

    This is traditional way of US dismantling other countries & ignorant within USA they loose human values day by day. via DM Android App

    jeewan Friday, 04 July 2014 09:41 AM

    Act like Mrs. B. Send the US NGOs packing home before its late

    mack Friday, 04 July 2014 09:03 AM

    make public the discussion via DM Android App

    Roshan Friday, 04 July 2014 09:51 AM

    [quote name="Rohan"]Meera what an idiot are you speaking here without any clue on what you speaks. During the war US adopted a policy of not supporting SL on war in any way and at the later stages urged SL to stop the war. War is still going on if Russian countries and China did not support us. via DM Android App[/quote]
    Don't forget, it is USA which banned the LTTE first., followed by other countries.

    Rohan Friday, 04 July 2014 12:16 PM

    Meera what an idiot are you speaking here without any clue on what you speaks. During the war US adopted a policy of not supporting SL on war in any way and at the later stages urged SL to stop the war. War is still going on if Russian countries and China did not support us. via DM Android App

    Abesinghe Friday, 04 July 2014 06:50 AM

    US never help to eliminate terrorism from any country. Their main income is arms dealing .meera, why don't you suggest Mishelle sison to contest presidential election


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