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The United States Embassy is closely following the case of the Sri Lanka Mirror and Lankaxnews, including the arrest of nine individuals associated with those websites. The US Embassy in Colombo said.

 “We have raised on several occasions our deep concern over efforts to suppress independent news media, including the blocking of news websites, intimidation, and disappearances of journalists.”

 The United States believes that an uncensored and independent media available to all citizens is an indispensable part of any vibrant democracy and we call for an end to the harassment of these and all other journalists.
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  • welusumana Monday, 02 July 2012 08:53 PM

    Well forget about US.Do we have media freedom in Sri Lanka or not.You know the answer.It is not about Julian assange ,Turkey or US.It is about us.We need a ree and fair society and that should be our aim with or without the pressure of US.

    Azmi Sunday, 01 July 2012 10:47 AM

    United States have a no right to talk about sri lankan matter,

    Apsara Sunday, 01 July 2012 12:02 PM

    People blaming US here and in other side some miniters licking the boots of Clinton.

    Raymond Punchisingo Sunday, 01 July 2012 01:10 PM

    The TRUTH is more sacred than patriotism. In fact it is more sacred than any religion.

    amilacooray Saturday, 30 June 2012 01:55 PM

    You mean just like Wikileaks and Julian Assange ???

    PapareBand Sunday, 01 July 2012 01:22 PM

    Assange is not a media person. He is a hacker. In your language he is a thief who can enter in to your computer and steal whatever you have there.

    Punisher Sunday, 01 July 2012 02:16 PM

    at least Julian asange is a foreigner to US! In SL we kill, maim, torture our own kind but go mum over foreigners!
    Can anyone say we have more "freedom" than an American in US?
    Americans look after their own, we dont.

    Nodrog Sunday, 01 July 2012 03:01 PM

    And who made the US policeman of the whole world? Isn't that why we have an UN?

    NIMAL HANAPANGODA Saturday, 30 June 2012 03:15 PM

    ANYWA Y, WHO CARES?

    Wadapiya Saturday, 30 June 2012 03:57 PM

    What US belive and not belive is not importent to us in SL. US, just mind your own business !
    This was NOt your stand point when you attacked Irak.

    Rf Saturday, 30 June 2012 04:12 PM

    This country has gone to the dogs....

    Rangan Saturday, 30 June 2012 04:26 PM

    US go to hell, we follow the recent guidance of Cuba and Iran

    Renu Saturday, 30 June 2012 05:49 PM

    Nothing to worry GOSL will just give in

    SINHA JAYASURIYA Saturday, 30 June 2012 05:57 PM

    AMerican best friend Turkey has more journalist in the jails more than any country in the world.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 30 June 2012 06:10 PM

    The Govt. should tackfully handle this issue as the (World Policemen - US) is closely watching. Prepare your legal documents accordingly, don't try to play foul games like Z-score. This is a serious matter.

    shantha madawela Sunday, 01 July 2012 01:00 AM

    This may be last era of presnt Govt......

    senavi Sunday, 01 July 2012 01:40 AM

    to good governance?

    das Sunday, 01 July 2012 04:03 AM

    free media is not important to you?

    Manik Sunday, 01 July 2012 05:08 AM

    If opposition and people have spines we don't need US or any other body to put things correct.

    amilacooray Sunday, 01 July 2012 05:47 AM

    yes Just like your beloved US of America.

    Asanka Sunday, 01 July 2012 05:52 AM

    Press freedom of the USA is so great that Julian Assange of Wikileaks had to get protection from Ecuadorian embassy.

    perera Monday, 02 July 2012 04:50 PM

    spot on


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