Military assigned at embassy-US

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While claiming that local media reports on US Special Forces being stationed in Sri Lanka were misleading, the US said that members of the US military were assigned to work at the US Embassy in Colombo.

The US embassy in Colombo in a statement today said, “Members of the U.S. military are assigned to work in the U.S. Embassy in Colombo as part of the bilateral engagement between the United States and Sri Lanka.  The Embassy Defense Attaché is the lead representative for the U.S. Department of Defense and those assigned to that office support programmes and training that enhance cooperation.”


It also said that “through the U.S. Pacific Command, the Embassy had contributed $9 million since 2009 towards projects such as renovating and rebuilding hospitals and schools in communities across Sri Lanka. The U.S. military has recently participated in joint programmes with Sri Lanka such as the Pacific Airlift Rally and Joint/Combined Exchange Training for medical and humanitarian assistance.”

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  • freehit Saturday, 03 March 2012 04:02 PM

    I guess there is imminent danger of it happening sooner than later, judging by the veiled threats emanating from US and UN officials.

    shan Saturday, 03 March 2012 04:35 PM

    The Rat is out of the bag now... Why so much of covers now...

    Mad Cow 629 Saturday, 03 March 2012 04:40 PM

    Neither government would want the presence of special forces to be known. The U.S. embassy, of course, always has a contingent of Marines, and I think this is standard throughout the world in U.S. embassies. But, during the war, the U.S. had, I think, special forces stationed near Maedirigiriya and they were assisting the Sri Lankan army in the fight against terrorism.

    Ranjth Silva Sunday, 04 March 2012 07:43 AM

    These operational matter were routine but now forwarding as a news item by these Media which finding all stones to throw at the Govt.

    Every US Embassy and even Indian Embassies are provided with own security and assigned themas Aids and Assistants etc.

    AMG Saturday, 03 March 2012 09:52 AM

    We are clear now!

    j Saturday, 03 March 2012 10:21 AM

    Weerawansha will not march again to US embassy

    rajthas Saturday, 03 March 2012 10:27 AM

    somehow us army in sri lanka.thanks god.

    Nodrog Saturday, 03 March 2012 10:31 AM

    Damage control because someone let the cat slip out of the bag?

    Nodrog Saturday, 03 March 2012 12:27 PM

    If he does he and family will not be able to to Disney World any more!!


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