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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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Sahar Saturday, 11 January 2014 03:11
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 Saturday, 11 January 2014 04:23
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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Lobo Saturday, 11 January 2014 05:49
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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RamUk Saturday, 11 January 2014 08:28
yes because they do not beg for day to day living.....
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Road user... Saturday, 11 January 2014 03:43
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 Saturday, 11 January 2014 04:02
What a unfair post!!!!!!!!, US embassy should change the post.
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RamUk Saturday, 11 January 2014 08:29
lol SL govt tried and they said they wont ...would you like to try?
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dud Sunday, 12 January 2014 12:34
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 Saturday, 11 January 2014 04:16
The world has lost respect for the US. Dogs bark the caravan goes on.
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RamUk Saturday, 11 January 2014 08:30
Dog is US caravan is SL Lol .....Dog is barking at the smelly rat and going to bite ....lol
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SUMUDU Sunday, 12 January 2014 14:03
YOU LTTE PUNKY
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Kamma Saturday, 11 January 2014 04:48
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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RamUk Saturday, 11 January 2014 08:33
you are right will SL govt ask for evidence to prove this? come on ask them we are waiting.......
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Grace Saturday, 11 January 2014 08:13
Is this how the self-style 'Human Rights' advocate is contributing to reconciliation in Sri Lanka.
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FOX Saturday, 11 January 2014 08:38
THIS IS A DEMOCRATIC WORLD
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Maha Saturday, 11 January 2014 08:45
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 Saturday, 11 January 2014 09:01
Whoever wrote about dogs barking and the caravan proceeding should take a good look in the mirror!
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Dash Saturday, 11 January 2014 09:06
The US talking of human rights ? What a joke ! If only I could laugh thru my an--........
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Asrar Ahmed Saturday, 11 January 2014 09:21
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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karma Sunday, 12 January 2014 10:33
why not you are more than welcome to try .
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sampath Dassanayake Saturday, 11 January 2014 09:23
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 Saturday, 11 January 2014 11:28
smoking gun !
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Pali Kiridena Saturday, 11 January 2014 11:49
How about carpet bombing by US troops In Vietnem
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leo Saturday, 11 January 2014 11:58
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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Abdul Wahab Saturday, 11 January 2014 12:25
Block all telecom facilities for US embassy.
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BuffaloaCitizen Saturday, 11 January 2014 13:08
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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Suq Madique Sunday, 12 January 2014 09:26
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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Mason Saturday, 11 January 2014 13:28
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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investigator Saturday, 11 January 2014 13:33
now what ?.allmighty leaders in colombo going to bomb washington ?.
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Roy Monday, 13 January 2014 05:20
Superb comment...
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Abdul Saturday, 11 January 2014 14:21
u.s.a showing its true colour.
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Jagath Leanage Saturday, 11 January 2014 15:10
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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SL Sunday, 12 January 2014 08:22
We shall post a big bill board in front of US embassy with pictures of US war crimes!
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Raja Sunday, 12 January 2014 13:24
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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Roy Monday, 13 January 2014 05:18
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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Buddhika Tuesday, 14 January 2014 05:26
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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