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The United States embassy said yesterday there was no truth in reports that the United States intends to establish a military base in Sri Lanka.

An embassy spokesman told the Daily Mirror that these reports are categorically false.

“While the US-Sri Lanka military partnership has included disaster preparedness and relief, maritime security training, and exercises to enhance interoperability, a base has never been a part of the relationship nor have there ever been discussions aimed at establishing one. The US Embassy is aware of erroneous reports that the United States intends to establish a military base in Sri Lanka,” he said. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Ronnie Tuesday, 22 January 2019 12:34 PM

    Lankans are also aware of what the US has done to Arab countries in the name of "freedom and democracy"

    Kamal Wednesday, 23 January 2019 06:35 AM

    Thanks for the comment. Only LTTE supporters are against this comment.

    Dee Tuesday, 22 January 2019 12:39 PM

    What was rilasiri harping about? Anyway why would US want a base here? Indian Ocean is already covered!

    ICE Tuesday, 22 January 2019 12:59 PM

    Indeed! Ocean is already covered, with their battle ships. us military satellites is the way they track and manage. Away from the military, we have become a country no on wants. Thanks to our politicians.

    Chux Tuesday, 22 January 2019 12:43 PM

    Idiot like pachawansa makes these things as it affects bilateral relationships

    johan Tuesday, 22 January 2019 01:55 PM

    These are comments from JO(Jokers Opposition)just to fool people.Nothing to bother

    Ronnie Bugger Tuesday, 22 January 2019 01:02 PM

    The Sri Lankan all inclusive media thrives on falsehood, character assassination and MUD. That's its bread and butter. Wonder what that stupid foot-in-mouth joker GL would have to say. Something stupid, of course.

    ICE Tuesday, 22 January 2019 01:27 PM

    Cheers for that! I wonder what Dayasiri has to say now?

    Haramanis Tuesday, 22 January 2019 02:27 PM

    Typical U.S. double talk denial

    Maria Tuesday, 22 January 2019 03:46 PM

    The US also denied bombing Laos and Cambodia during the Vietnam war while bombing those countries to bits.

    amara Tuesday, 22 January 2019 05:23 PM

    Talk of a base in Trinco is pure SLPP fear-mongering. Even if the TNA agreed to this, India will no chance in hell allow it happen.

    Ranjith Gunawaradana Tuesday, 22 January 2019 08:37 PM

    We are Sri Lankan an opposed any foreign military base in Island. No hegemony -powers can establish military activists in our soli ,it will harm and violated Nation sovereignty by foreign forces. We love independence of our land all nationalities can enjoy freedom of democracy of but that disregards of their social roots. We are for secular democracy.

    Abe Tuesday, 22 January 2019 09:22 PM

    Vaddek

    TMA Wednesday, 23 January 2019 03:47 AM

    Close ties with USA is a good way to curb the Chinese expansion.

    Raven Wednesday, 23 January 2019 07:33 AM

    So there?


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