Sri Lankans should stop applying for US Visa: MP Marikar

18 February 2020 01:24 am - 25     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


UNP MP S. M Marikar yesterday said Sri Lankans should stop applying for US visa till the Army Commander Shavindra Silva is allowed entry into that country.

Mr. Marikar told a press conference that Sri Lankans should stop applying for visa from USA in protest against the move to deny visa to Army Commander.

“ We vehemently condemn the denial of US visa to Sri Lankan army commander,” he said. (Yohan Perera)


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  • Sena Tuesday, 18 February 2020 02:46 AM

    Impossible suggestion can only come from a politician

    hari T Tuesday, 18 February 2020 03:11 AM

    ha ha good joke!

    sam silva Tuesday, 18 February 2020 03:24 AM

    USA will be happy if Sri Lankans do not apply for visa.

    Mandayan Tuesday, 18 February 2020 03:26 AM

    Yes, yes. Minister Weerawanse once said the same asking people not to use, iPhone, Gmail, Google, Microsoft, etc. We will also send our President back to the US too. Marikar stop pretending as a mega patriot.

    Buddhist Tuesday, 18 February 2020 04:06 AM

    So how is USA going to be affected by Sri Lankans not applying for US visa?

    Rama Kandasamy Tuesday, 18 February 2020 04:10 AM

    Does Marrikar think that USA is waiting with open arms to invite Sri Lankans? Let this man understand we are neither a superpower nor have anything to offer America. May be Marrikar and his family should move to some Middle East country probably to Yemen to live happily ever after.

    ranjit Tuesday, 18 February 2020 04:18 AM

    do you think that US is worried if you apply for visa. Dont be frog in the well

    Odin Tuesday, 18 February 2020 05:51 AM

    His advice: Become a 'boat person'!

    Ralahamy Tuesday, 18 February 2020 05:52 AM

    Are you barking at the Coconut tree, expecting the coconut to fall down? This is what Donald Trump wants from 3rd world countries.

    Gamini Abheyadeera Tuesday, 18 February 2020 06:04 AM

    Displaying ignorance is the worst for an MP. Like MP Kiriella who said no one in the Military had been banned during there time. ( Gen. Gallage was banned by Australian Govt and the then UNP Govt did not voice there opposition) Similarly This MP Marikkar should understand the Geopolitics and the world in general without making stupid statements

    Munsir Tuesday, 18 February 2020 06:54 AM

    This is the joke of the century.It is like USA tourism is depending on Sri Lankan Visitors

    Lankan Tuesday, 18 February 2020 06:56 AM

    Hahahaha ! yes that will teach them! what a moron!

    Chris Tuesday, 18 February 2020 07:07 AM

    Utter stupidity of a politician, ever heard of individual freedoms? People in SL don't apply for visas for fun but for essential travel

    ALankan Tuesday, 18 February 2020 07:12 AM

    We dont give a damn, we want better lives, not this stupid drama

    Prakash Tuesday, 18 February 2020 07:33 AM

    Very true... US economy would collapse, US$ will depreciate and the US economy will go into a recession. I don’t blame you but the people who elected

    cheers Tuesday, 18 February 2020 07:41 AM

    why it is the muslims that are generally refused at the embassy remember 9/11 and all bombings ISIS. Please get lost and the govt will deal with Shavendra's matter as he is war hero knelling down the tamil tigers where even USA has not been successful. How come you came so lovable to Shavendra after the Easter attack and loosing the election in november.

    He-He Tuesday, 18 February 2020 07:43 AM

    He, he, heeee!!!!

    Sambo Tuesday, 18 February 2020 08:01 AM

    It is the politicians who wants to visit the US more than anyone else. Our people are very famous in speaking off their hats.I wonder why WW has not opened his shit pot as yet on this matter.

    VJ Tuesday, 18 February 2020 08:04 AM

    How many more stupid statements will come from politicians? He is missing the point, this is not about a visa.

    Roger Haĺliday Tuesday, 18 February 2020 08:19 AM

    Why go to a country that does not grant a visa? Many Sri Lankans are critical of the west and these are the very same people who want to visit the west

    GOD Tuesday, 18 February 2020 08:39 AM

    he he he ! May be he wish apply via the available quota then? Stupid

    JeffK Tuesday, 18 February 2020 09:47 AM

    Seems Sajith is trying to change the UNP. We hope Sajith can take the UNP to the state before 1977.

    sunimal des ilva Tuesday, 18 February 2020 12:50 PM

    have earthen too much rice

    Sokrates Tuesday, 18 February 2020 02:31 PM

    However, the best would be if the United States ordered Gota to return to his home country.

    vince Tuesday, 18 February 2020 06:15 PM


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