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US Embassy won’t change Twitter post

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The US Embassy in Colombo today said it would not change the controversial photo caption posted by the US Embassy in its official Twitter account.

The US Embassy had posted a caption to a photo of US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele J. Sison and US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues in the Office of Global Criminal Justice Stephen Rapp taken at St. Anthony’s Ground in the North saying that “St. Anthony's Ground - was the site of the Jan 2009 killing of hundreds of families by army shelling”

The Sri Lankan External Affairs Ministry yesterday said it would seek clarification from the United States Embassy regarding the matter.

When asked whether the Twitter message would be changed, the Embassy spokesperson said it would not.  

“However the issue would be discussed with the External Affairs Ministry’s representatives in a discussion to be held this evening among other issues,” she said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

 
 

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-2+3 # Sahar 2014-01-11 08:41
The arrogance of the US Embassy representing the US Administration is very evident here. Further, the expression of glee in the faces of the TNA is beaming here
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# Suq Madique 2014-01-11 09:53
Isn't it ironic that the country with the most number of human right violations is preaching to us? Seems like a case of do as I say and not as I do and might is right.
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-2+3 # Lobo 2014-01-11 11:19
Considering the US Human rights record the words sound very hollow and reeks of diversion of attention from their own crimes.
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-0+1 # RamUk 2014-01-11 13:58
yes because they do not beg for day to day living.....
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-3+4 # Road user... 2014-01-11 09:13
Mr. Rapp.. Pls visit all the places around the world which have been invaded by US recently as US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues in the Office of Global Criminal Justice rather than interferring other countries not related with US war crimes...! ! ! Thank You
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# Ajith t 2014-01-11 09:32
What a unfair post!!!!!!!!, US embassy should change the post.
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# RamUk 2014-01-11 13:59
lol SL govt tried and they said they wont ...would you like to try?
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-1+0 # dud 2014-01-12 18:04
who gives a monkey what the bleeding yanks think.
you may be a lackey but the majority are not.
by the way stay in easy ham or croydon permanently earning a pittance working in a service station.
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# Hipo 2014-01-11 09:46
The world has lost respect for the US. Dogs bark the caravan goes on.
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-0+1 # RamUk 2014-01-11 14:00
Dog is US caravan is SL Lol .....Dog is barking at the smelly rat and going to bite ....lol
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# SUMUDU 2014-01-12 19:33
YOU LTTE PUNKY
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# Kamma 2014-01-11 10:18
This is violating the rights of another nation standing a respectful by confirming posting such unproven fact as confirmed by responsible Embassy. It is Criminal act against a nation which must be taken to ICC.
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-0+1 # RamUk 2014-01-11 14:03
you are right will SL govt ask for evidence to prove this? come on ask them we are waiting.......
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-1+0 # Grace 2014-01-11 13:43
Is this how the self-style 'Human Rights' advocate is contributing to reconciliation in Sri Lanka.
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# FOX 2014-01-11 14:08
THIS IS A DEMOCRATIC WORLD
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-1+0 # Maha 2014-01-11 14:15
Very true ... all there work like hollywood , a county belongs movie heroes .. nothing more than that .. They will suffer one day largely with interest ... that s whatever something you do you ll return .. they can give pain to others but they ll get more .......feel sorry about US gov.
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# Palayang Yako 2014-01-11 14:31
Whoever wrote about dogs barking and the caravan proceeding should take a good look in the mirror!
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-1+0 # Dash 2014-01-11 14:36
The US talking of human rights ? What a joke ! If only I could laugh thru my an--........
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-1+0 # Asrar Ahmed 2014-01-11 14:51
But They changed the decision about the Indian diplomat , what would have happened if SL embassy in Washington DC Twitt with some of the Iraqi Prison photos or Guantanamo bay photos
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-0+1 # karma 2014-01-12 16:03
why not you are more than welcome to try .
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-1+0 # sampath Dassanayake 2014-01-11 14:53
Instead coming to Srilanka this man should visit Afghanistan Iraq, Israel Syria, Egypt, Pakistan and Vietnam for war crimes done by USA with Michele
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# pinchu 2014-01-11 16:58
smoking gun !
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# Pali Kiridena 2014-01-11 17:19
How about carpet bombing by US troops In Vietnem
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-0+1 # leo 2014-01-11 17:28
United States is a very powerful country. I think India has taken an utterly foolish move. We, the underdeveloped third world countries have to be very careful.
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-1+0 # Abdul Wahab 2014-01-11 17:55
Block all telecom facilities for US embassy.
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-0+1 # BuffaloaCitizen 2014-01-11 18:38
This stand clearly shows that US has more than enough proof that this incident happened, thus they are not backing down.
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-1+0 # Suq Madique 2014-01-12 14:56
If they had proof why did they keep quite all this time. This shows they still fishing for proof by intimidation. Its not gonna work
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-0+1 # Mason 2014-01-11 18:58
Why should they ? It is nearly five years since the war was concluded, and up to now thee Sri Lankan government has not produced a shred of evidence to prove that the army had not done the killings.
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-0+1 # investigator 2014-01-11 19:03
now what ?.allmighty leaders in colombo going to bomb washington ?.
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# Roy 2014-01-13 10:50
Superb comment...
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-1+0 # Abdul 2014-01-11 19:51
u.s.a showing its true colour.
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-1+0 # Jagath Leanage 2014-01-11 20:40
When a terrorist organisation and a Legal forces had a war, and legal forces fought to eradicate terrorism, can another country ask questions?
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-1+0 # SL 2014-01-12 13:52
We shall post a big bill board in front of US embassy with pictures of US war crimes!
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-1+0 # Raja 2014-01-12 18:54
Since there is no evidence against the armed forces, the US embassy in Colombo has shown the world ho to manufacture evidence to suit their agenda. Now on this fabrication would be used by the enemies of Sri Lanka as gospel truth and will be quoted over and over again, just like they are doing with the 40,000 deaths figure.
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-0+1 # Roy 2014-01-13 10:48
All people why you all are trying to hide SL war crimes by talking US and other crimes? This is what Lord Buddha Preached..Wake up people.
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-1+0 # Buddhika 2014-01-14 10:56
Lord Buddha told people how to get out from this world and was not told any thing specifically to Sinhalese. Most of other things are common for Hindu and Buddhists. Those who contributed to LTTE tills should charged with war crimes. When LTTE was there no one can travel without any fear. Most of the people don't want to involved in politics. Now we know we can come home after work without any fear.
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