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The United States releasing a press statement today expressed concern over the recent attack of Lanka-E-News office in Colombo and urged for a quick and fair investigation to be conducted.
 
The statement said -

We are deeply concerned about the recent attack on an office of Lanka-E-News in Colombo.  Regardless of who is responsible for this incident, such violence directed against a media institution silences voices, further threatens freedom of expression, and undermines democracy throughout the country.  We understand President Rajapaksa has announced an inquiry into the incident.  We urge that the investigation be conducted quickly and fairly and that all the perpetrators be brought to justice.
 
(Daily Mirror online)


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  • Sujee Tuesday, 01 February 2011 09:17 PM

    How about US concerning about over throwing government in Egypt and let Sri Lanka handle its affairs?

    Anver Wednesday, 02 February 2011 12:59 AM

    At the rate the media is being suppressed here, we are heading for another Egypt-like situation.

    Yehiya-Doha Wednesday, 02 February 2011 01:04 AM

    Very funny. Innocent will brought to book to hide the tension. International investigation need for all media attack & killings.

    nagu Wednesday, 02 February 2011 08:34 AM

    Anver, Egypt is a puppet of the US government......They are the Best friend US has in the arab world and Egypt gets more than $2.5 billion free aid from US.....

    channa Wednesday, 02 February 2011 08:40 AM

    We are also concerned about the innocent civilians killed by US missiles in Iraq, Afganistan, Pakistan....When are you going to investigate those....1st you do that before preaching......

    channa Wednesday, 02 February 2011 08:41 AM

    Who is going to investigate the murders of innocent civilians by US army in Iraq, Afganistan????

    Butanis wathi Wednesday, 02 February 2011 02:51 AM

    Sri Lanka concerened over recent harrasment to wikileak founder, Julian Assange.

    sarath Wednesday, 02 February 2011 03:04 AM

    YES Sir, You got something to concern after some time.

    demon Wednesday, 02 February 2011 09:14 AM

    agree...

    Ucaliptus Jayatileke Wednesday, 02 February 2011 03:15 AM

    They are so concerned almost everything in Sri Lanka.....

    malkanthi Wednesday, 02 February 2011 09:33 AM

    US is not a radical nation unlike Iraq and Afghan! Can you even imagine travelling to such countries??

    meranchi Wednesday, 02 February 2011 03:25 AM

    Stay away please why you are the one who funding for .....?

    malkanthi Wednesday, 02 February 2011 05:56 AM

    It is only the US embassy always release such statements, means only one nation voice openly against such violence!

    sAI Tuesday, 01 February 2011 06:26 PM

    ALL INVESTIGATIONS ,THAT IT IS........AS ALWAYS.......THESE HAPPENINGS TO WHOSE ADVANTAGEE,,,,,,,,IS THE QUESTION?

    Gayan Wednesday, 02 February 2011 03:07 PM

    The latest news the contract came from "abroad". Perhaps USA itself??

    Lal Wednesday, 02 February 2011 07:03 AM

    US stating the obvious... "concerned!". We are concerned too.
    Remember the US missile attack on Chinese embassy in the Balkans, Us missile attacks on media personnel in Iraq? Were there investigations?


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