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The government today slammed US Assistant Secretary for South Asia and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake stating he has no right to dictate to Sri Lanka on how democracy must be protected or make comments on the 17th Amendment as it is entirely a domestic matter of this country.

Cabinet Spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella told journalists this afternoon that Mr. Blake who was also the former US Ambassador to Sri Lanka was purely an outsider who had no right to talk about the internal matters of the country. (SAJ)

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  • James bond Friday, 23 July 2010 09:20 AM

    what was this joker doing at the meeting. Funny guy!

    INDIKA Friday, 23 July 2010 04:06 AM

    Why didn't he tell it to President first ???

    nanda Thursday, 22 July 2010 04:20 PM

    This outburst, by Kehelia, is to keep the illiterates happy.

    M.H.Sheriff Friday, 23 July 2010 04:39 AM

    There is nothing wrong in Blakes advice only dishonest could disregard it, 17th amendment is good for general public, bad for rogue politicians.

    TomSamUSA Thursday, 22 July 2010 04:44 PM

    Keep printing more bonds to cover the cost of the junkets and tamashas of sinking Lanka!

    hue Thursday, 22 July 2010 12:18 PM

    Like Minister Seniviratne has told any can comment but it is not the official stand of the government

    I O sirisena Thursday, 22 July 2010 12:20 PM

    what the.., he has said something good right, so why this minister is angry? going over the limit now..

    ACA Thursday, 22 July 2010 12:26 PM

    NO one can teach us. We know every thing, what is good and bad. No one can comment on us. No one can make observation on us. We are a great nation thanks to our dear politicians.

    Thisara Wickramanaya Thursday, 22 July 2010 12:26 PM

    He is the culprit who behind the UN expert panel not Banki Moon. Unfortunately no one protest against his Sri Lankan visit.

    Leela Thursday, 22 July 2010 12:29 PM

    It is no secrete that Blake has been a separatist supporter all along.

    Ruki Thursday, 22 July 2010 06:33 PM

    Why didn't you (and the government you represent) say it to Blake's face, instead of issuing press statements after he has left the country?

    Anura Thursday, 22 July 2010 12:34 PM

    whats wrong with this minister , always slams IC in the name of internal maters

    sambaata Thursday, 22 July 2010 07:02 PM

    Good comedian!

    Nilanse Thursday, 22 July 2010 08:29 PM

    Maybe because they are cowards? I don't know ... They always use the media to say one thing, but at the meeting, in person, they show another face, with a BIG smile!

    Nilanse Thursday, 22 July 2010 08:41 PM

    Diplomacy has never been the strong-point of this government! ... But, it is the people who elect the government, so maybe they have got the government that they deserve.

    Channa Thursday, 22 July 2010 01:35 PM

    Totally agree with the minister... Blake is a bad bloke....He should go and preach to his Troops in Iraq and Afganistan & their proxy governments...

    Rajitha Thursday, 22 July 2010 01:53 PM

    now who's gone over the limit? the minister or Mr. Blake?

    Rajitha Thursday, 22 July 2010 01:58 PM

    what's wrong with Mr. Blake? he's always interfering with internal matters of unrelated countries.

    00000 Thursday, 22 July 2010 01:59 PM

    First wimal then Donald Duck and now you. Other people laughing and lankan people are suffering. Wether these people are educated or not, they should be taught some diplomacy to survive.

    Premalal Perera Thursday, 22 July 2010 02:18 PM

    Keep it up Sri Lanka.

    Mahesh Thursday, 22 July 2010 02:23 PM

    Can't stop laughing!

    Ibnu Batuta Thursday, 22 July 2010 02:33 PM

    If we do not heed to local call to implement our own constitution, fully, we are leaving room for every Tom, Dick and Harry to dictate. This is the reality.

    Harendra Bandara Thursday, 22 July 2010 02:44 PM

    YES VERY GOOD! KEEP IT UP SRI LANKA.............

    sltk2004 Thursday, 22 July 2010 02:48 PM

    Why didn't you (Keheliya) or The President tell this to Blake when he met President ?

    suren soysa Sunday, 25 July 2010 01:21 AM

    Blake was a joker in US,SL & will be, where ever he goes.


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