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Stating that it remain extremely concerned about threats to freedom of expression in Sri Lanka, the United States on Monday called on the Sri Lankan government to conduct a credible investigation into the attacks on ‘Uthayan’ newspaper.

“We condemn the reported attack against the Uthayan newspaper in Sri Lanka. This incident is the latest in a series of attacks against this outlet and media organizations in general. And as we have said many times, we remain extremely concerned about threats to freedom of expression in Sri Lanka,” Acting Deputy Spokesperson of the US State Department Patrick Ventrell said.

“We urge the Sri Lankan authorities to protect freedom of expression, to conduct a credible investigation, and to hold perpetrators accountable. Support for media freedom was one of the many recommendations of the LLRC report and a component of the recent UNHCR resolution in Geneva,” he also said during the daily press briefing.

He also said that the US embassy in Colombo has raised the with the Sri Lankan government.
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  • Nadi Karunaratne Tuesday, 16 April 2013 06:36 AM

    we don't do credible probes - probes yes but incredible ones....

    jay Tuesday, 16 April 2013 06:45 AM

    dont you guys have enough problems to probe on your own since of today morning?

    Nims Tuesday, 16 April 2013 01:03 PM

    Also I request the US Government to conduct a credible investigation in to the drone attacks that killed dozens of innocent civilians including children in Afghanistan and Pakistan. US must understand that just a "SORRY" will not bring the people killed to their loved ones. Banki Moon and Navi Pillai seem to be deaf for these war crimes

    Gobi Tuesday, 16 April 2013 06:55 AM

    keep telling same story over and over agian is useless. Do something to stop this type of activities in Sri Lanka.

    MALIN Tuesday, 16 April 2013 07:03 AM

    We shouldn't condemn the Boston attack due to America's double standard. In a similar way , a couple of years back, LTTE suicide killer exploded bomb in an athletic meet killing a minister, the athletes and many onlookers. But there was no condemnation by America but continue to harbour terrorist propagandists like Rudrakumaran openly and it's being continued to date,

    vijay Tuesday, 16 April 2013 07:02 AM

    why wait until issue is internalized

    Saradial Wednesday, 17 April 2013 04:10 AM

    We have some foolish patriots

    Hong Kong John Wednesday, 17 April 2013 06:44 AM

    And no condemnation by US of Iraqis killed in bombing almost every day because of their interference.

    Cobra Tuesday, 16 April 2013 11:49 AM

    What is there to probe in one's own actions?


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