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External Affairs Ministry Secretary Karunatilleke Amunugama said today that the ministry would seek clarification from the United States Embassy in Colombo over a photo caption posted on social media regarding the visit of Stephen Rapp, the US Ambassador-at-large for Global Criminal Justice.
 
“We will seek clarification into a variety of the contents that accompanied the photograph that was posted on the official twitter account of the US Embassy in Colombo,” he said.
 
Earlier a photo was posted on social media to the effect that US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele J. Sison and visiting US Ambassador Rapp were on a visit to the North of Sri Lanka and that they had visited St. Anthony’s Ground.
 
The Embassy of the United States of America, in its official twitter account, said that “St. Anthony's Ground-was the site of the Jan 2009 killing of hundreds of families by army shelling.”(Hafeel Farisz)

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  • Paul Thursday, 09 January 2014 06:15 PM

    I think what the embassy says is true.

    RamUk Thursday, 09 January 2014 07:58 PM

    wow ...so uncle Sam knows what he is doing ..looks like he is not going to leave this case to rest. Devolution of power and laws to ALL the citizens not for the chosen ones...

    Vic Friday, 10 January 2014 09:42 AM

    USA doing the right thing for the good of Srilanka.

    Hague Thursday, 09 January 2014 08:12 PM

    on the spot

    sach Friday, 10 January 2014 09:55 AM

    SL should have hired drones that only hit the terrorists from US

    Rohan Friday, 10 January 2014 12:00 AM

    Oh... It's a big news to USA... like man in the moon.... Go to Iraq or Afghanistan.... and see what had happen there... Tell the truth to the World what US Army done there... via DM Android App

    Keshini Friday, 10 January 2014 12:43 AM

    I think you mean Michele J. Sison. Patricia Butanis is the former US Ambassador to Sri Lanka.

    joe Sunday, 12 January 2014 11:56 AM

    Am I correct? Now Srilankan Government says they wont summon US for this comment. Read down what I said two days ago.

    I will predict one mow.

    Srilanka says US sugested for CLUSTER bombs to use. Take my word. Next time Srilanka defence secretry goes to USA he willl be questioned at the US airport by FBI,HLS,NSA. During the interogration he will say the news didn't come from Defence ministry and he will say that was not true. and they will ask him to sign the documents.If he dosen't sign I will gurantee he will be arrested at the airport.

    All the taks by MR and company is for the GALERY.Out side they are chickens.

    MR dosen't want face the US top gun and took off to Palastine and Esrael.

    joe Friday, 10 January 2014 01:05 AM

    Are you telling this story to Galley crowd or you are really going to ask the US embasy.
    1> When are you going to ask
    2> Can you record your conversation with US Embasy and publish to the public.

    I will gurantee that you are not going ask them.

    How come the lady from Canada was not deported while she was doing political work on visitors visa.

    WSW Saturday, 11 January 2014 08:59 AM

    @George Clonney-You must either be an anti Sinhalese, impersonating a misspelt celebrity name or some down right moron clamoring for some hid split publicity. Ref to SL’s being backward, keep pointing your posterior to westerners and then continue washing their lavatories, you imbecile.

    Dez Friday, 10 January 2014 05:35 AM

    The US should make a donation to repair the soccer grounds.

    ahmed Friday, 10 January 2014 12:00 AM

    uncle sam is so much worried in throbbing into others problem. who will look uncle sam? via DM Android App

    shan Friday, 10 January 2014 01:33 AM

    Ya i agree that the statement is completely wrong...!! it should be "Thousands of Families" instead of Hundreds!!!

    alt Friday, 10 January 2014 12:00 AM

    Protests and blunt statements won't get us anywhere nor will the religious involvement. that could get them local votes but not credibility. via DM Android App

    sarath Friday, 10 January 2014 01:55 AM

    "falsus uni falsus omnibus" if one is false all will have to be unrecoverable. those people who make false information to outsiders must make them with some certainty . If there were thousands were killed by shelling on this ground there shall be so many thousands of people with injuries. few deaths and more injured . that was the case in Colombo in all suicide killings.where were the injured found but few among the refugees.

    Suq Madique Friday, 10 January 2014 07:19 AM

    Did you also believe when they said there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq??

    MrKasthuri Friday, 10 January 2014 03:17 AM

    Still stand by the head !

    MrKasthuri Friday, 10 January 2014 03:18 AM

    Still going on what they initiated in those countries.

    MrKasthuri Friday, 10 January 2014 03:21 AM

    Yeh, uncle SAM making blunders everywhere, like a bull in a China shop.

    MrKasthuri Friday, 10 January 2014 03:25 AM

    Yeh, uncle Sam knows what he is doing, and what he has done in Iraq & Afghanistan too.

    FOX Friday, 10 January 2014 08:05 AM

    WHEN DO YOU APPLY FOR US VISA

    George Clonney Friday, 10 January 2014 03:34 AM

    What twitter for backward SL.

    George Clonney Friday, 10 January 2014 03:36 AM

    Agree with you Paul. The sooner these corrupt boofoons realise this the better.

    Destian Friday, 10 January 2014 08:09 AM

    Reminds them of Mi Lai massacre in Vietnam, and the Agent Orange Attacks.

    Goofy Friday, 10 January 2014 03:38 AM

    Soon this building will be gone to beautify the north.

    FOX Friday, 10 January 2014 03:41 AM

    THEY ARE VERY CLEVER THAN SL FOX

    VVIP Friday, 10 January 2014 03:45 AM

    OFFICIAL CLARIFICATION EXPECTED IN GENEVA.

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 10 January 2014 08:20 AM

    Whatever, it is crystal clear that global policeman is fed with WMD by the LTTE inclined Diaspoda.

    Yuri Friday, 10 January 2014 08:32 AM

    its like cry baby.. talking about Iraq and Afgan . you would not like to live there. soon you will not like to live this island too..

    UPALI Friday, 10 January 2014 08:39 AM

    Were u there Paul ?

    Chena Friday, 10 January 2014 09:01 AM

    This should be asked from your army people. They know what was the order for them to carry out during 2009.


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