Six US persons refuse their bags checked in Sri Lanka: Wimal

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Six US persons, who had arrived in Sri Lanka in a US State aircraft, had refused to hand over their luggage for inspection at a hotel in Colombo and at the airport, National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader MP Wimal Weerawansa alleged.

Addressing a news briefing, he said the six persons had sought accommodation at Hilton on July 30.

“US personnel had not allowed the hotel security to examine their luggage through the scan machine. After some time, a Jeep bearing the number plate KL-6586, belonging to the US embassy had arrived at the location and carried the luggage away,” he said.

“One of the bags was inspected where it was found several metal detectors inside the bag,” he added.

The MP also produced visa copies of the US personnel.

He said the personnel left for the Maldives after two days of the incident.

“It was puzzling as to why the US persons had not allowed their luggage to be inspected. Is it because they contained anything controversial such as explosives?” he asked.

Moreover, he said there had been similar incidents before as well where several US persons had left their luggage without being inspected in Sri Lanka and left the country.     

“This can’t be taken lightly. Hence, the authorities should pay their attention and take prompt measures to figure this out,” he said. (Sheain Fernandopulle)


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  Comments - 12

  • kola kotiya Thursday, 05 September 2019 03:07 PM


    City Thursday, 05 September 2019 03:20 PM

    I don't think WW is aware of the DPL (diplomatic) passenger and baggage rules and regulations.

    Appu Thursday, 05 September 2019 03:22 PM

    No man. There is rocket science secrets. If you get it, you can also send rockets to space. But you didn't tell the truth that how to get fake passport

    Rathu Sohoyuro Thursday, 05 September 2019 03:27 PM

    Don't talk too much against USA.(We understand you have to appease your foolish supporters but Americans don't know that ).This behavior will affect your Daughters chances in getting a Student Visa. Rumour has it that you are making preparations to send your Daughter to an American University.

    Anmanpan Thursday, 05 September 2019 03:28 PM

    Hello Uncle, after the bomb attack for a shortcut to haven I too have had my baggage checked hotels and shopping malls. I find it very irritating and at time grumble and as a powerless citizen have by baggage checked. Some may not like this treatment. That is that.

    S.P.Ramkumar Thursday, 05 September 2019 03:34 PM

    You made forge passport to your wife . this the country where all things are happened. US Personel may come as with deplomatic passport.

    King Thursday, 05 September 2019 03:34 PM

    Still waiting for the authorities to take action against a woman with two passports.

    Dee Thursday, 05 September 2019 03:47 PM

    At least they would have had diplomats passports. Not two and any fake ones at that!

    Wachala Wimale Thursday, 05 September 2019 05:10 PM

    Wimale - Was one of the Americans who arrived trying to be the next president of Sri Lanka .

    gamini Thursday, 05 September 2019 05:38 PM

    may be the bags contained their second passport

    Manu Thursday, 05 September 2019 08:50 PM

    That is why SL needs Gotta. This puppet govt. of RW and gangs will give way to another biggest terrorist attack.

    Aney Yako Thursday, 05 September 2019 09:23 PM

    This clown enjoys making headlines so he'll say anything to get attention! Is this story even newsworthy? Could it not have been resolved without making a federal case out of it?

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