Mission mum on Malaka’s visa

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The US embassy yesterday declined to comment  the basis on which Malaka Silva the son of Minister Mervyn Silva is to be granted a visa to the United States.

A spokesman for the embassy said that they could not comment on individual Visa issues.

“We can’t discuss individual visa cases. All visa cases are confidential under the immigration and nationality act” he said.

When the Daily Mirror questioned as to if the embassy would provide Visas to individuals who have been convicted or have pending criminal charges against them, the spokesman said that the process is complicated.

“It’s actually quite complicated it’s the act the guides visa decision it has a lot of allowances or prohibition not a simple yes or no answer" he said.

The Lawyer of Malaka Silva yesterday in a motion filed at the Colombo Magistrate court said that they had mistakenly informed court that Malaka Silva will visit the United States for education purposes. The lawyer informed court that the purpose of the visit was a holiday.

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  • Ramzeel Thursday, 04 October 2012 05:36 AM

    He wants to graduate in Chicago.

    wedige Thursday, 04 October 2012 05:36 AM

    It reflects - USA is weak country with so many double standards.

    Dilip Thursday, 04 October 2012 05:40 AM

    You need a police clearance along with the visa application. I wonder what is the update on the police clearance ?

    LOL Thursday, 04 October 2012 05:39 AM

    When we honestly apply for VIsa, Work/Visit they need 1000s of documents, even sometime they talk nonsense, But granted visa to this guy, This is a good example for US decisions on visa petitions under Genuine and Money Category. Money Money Money..

    proud 2 b a srlankan Thursday, 04 October 2012 05:39 AM

    Rolling on the mud over & over again.Seems to think that every people cant understand these dramas..What a what a nation???

    willows Thursday, 04 October 2012 06:00 AM

    some how this guy will visit USA???

    RuwanL Thursday, 04 October 2012 06:08 AM

    Birds of a feather flock together! Is Malaka going to Chicago?

    Arjuna Thursday, 04 October 2012 11:33 AM

    Chicago Bull

    Julampitiya A Thursday, 04 October 2012 06:18 AM

    US visa officers too are human, how can they reject million dollar direct debit to their bank account.

    buwa Thursday, 04 October 2012 06:30 AM

    Now we know the level of the US.

    Jesus Friday, 05 October 2012 06:45 AM

    Hypocrite nation USA .....so plenty of freedom for people like this....

    Jesus Friday, 05 October 2012 06:50 AM

    Saman....Libya it's a better place than USA .....if you haven't visited....gambedda

    A citizen Friday, 05 October 2012 07:12 AM

    Sri Lanka is a mad house

    Academic Friday, 05 October 2012 07:23 AM

    Don't complain! Let USA give him a visa so he can leave Sri Lanka. One less criminal/ thug in Sri Lanka is a GREAT thing for us! Let USA grant him green card and keep him there with all their other criminals!

    sandman Friday, 05 October 2012 01:35 AM

    American "democrazy" (!!!!) at its very best

    sandman Friday, 05 October 2012 01:41 AM

    Visa would be given no doubt at all..

    Jayraj Friday, 05 October 2012 08:15 AM

    Only terrorist cannot enter USA, thugs are allowed.

    YASHI Thursday, 04 October 2012 02:15 PM

    leaders do always what they want to do, god bless to ordinary people and forces

    Upul Thursday, 04 October 2012 02:16 PM

    This is hilarious! Sometimes they reject Visa for students for very minor reasons!

    Sue Thursday, 04 October 2012 02:18 PM

    If this "Son of a Gun" can get a Visa to the States when so many deserving applicants are rejected, it does make you wonder which VIP pulled strings.

    Curious Thursday, 04 October 2012 02:37 PM

    Why all the fuss when he has not been given the visa yet?

    Mudiyanse mama Thursday, 04 October 2012 03:37 PM

    Is the approval process complicate a complicate one or the way it was granted complicated?

    Siripala Thursday, 04 October 2012 08:33 AM

    Chicago would warmly well come him

    Bunty Thursday, 04 October 2012 08:35 AM

    Security & Background Information : YES to all questions asked "but" it's ok for couple of millions I suppose. Otherwise how come??

    roshan Thursday, 04 October 2012 08:37 AM

    Before that we knew the level of people in Kelaniya.

    hansan Thursday, 04 October 2012 05:00 PM

    No Police Reports required for these people. Some thing wrong somewhere. Just cant belive. Some time ago there was a Visa officer playing Casino with Black money.

    Saman Thursday, 04 October 2012 05:03 PM

    Why USA....go to Libya.

    kribath Thursday, 04 October 2012 08:48 AM

    if he gets the visa , then so many regected people have a chance.

    Alex Friday, 05 October 2012 09:53 AM

    He will be a Chicago underworld gangster like Al Capone (Scarface Mob)

    flipper Thursday, 04 October 2012 04:37 AM

    Stop Using Google!

    true sri lankan Thursday, 04 October 2012 04:38 AM

    pull...

    Sumi Thursday, 04 October 2012 04:41 AM

    It's about mOney money money....

    Maheshwaran Appu Thursday, 04 October 2012 04:49 AM

    Ok kkk.......... Now we can understand that USA is a garbage bin.

    Clint Eastwood Thursday, 04 October 2012 04:56 AM

    Visa category: Education
    Specialty: Unknown?

    shan Thursday, 04 October 2012 04:54 AM

    You talking against USA and asking to visit USA?

    Andy Thursday, 04 October 2012 05:04 AM

    "We can’t discuss individual visa cases" but we can decide on individual visa cases.

    Ravi Seneviratne Thursday, 04 October 2012 05:16 AM

    USA conspiracy againts the country


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