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The United States said that it was ‘concerned’ about the violence in yesterdays protest and urged for restraint from all sides.

Following is the brief statement posted on its website.

The U.S. Embassy is concerned about the violence in yesterday’s protest in Weliweriya, and urges the Government of Sri Lanka to respect the rights of people to protest peacefully, and urges restraint from all sides.

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  • sen Friday, 02 August 2013 11:55 AM

    ha this jumbili-jumba is our kumbuli-kumba's mouth piece

    sahdi Friday, 02 August 2013 12:18 PM

    WHAT ARE THE WONDER......! WE CAN NOT KILL THE ANIMALS BUT CAN KILL HUMANS..... UNDER GROUND OF ASIA...

    Sri Friday, 02 August 2013 12:00 AM

    Sri Lanka is still so much better than US via DM Android App

    dissapointee Monday, 05 August 2013 09:05 AM

    very true

    Abilick Friday, 02 August 2013 12:00 AM

    pls ambassador, why don't you advice errant bus drivers and safe guard our (passenger s) human rights? via DM Android App

    Jagath Perera Saturday, 03 August 2013 12:09 PM

    The US is clearly out of line here. MR should ask them to go to hell ! It is a gross breach of international diplomatic form, for the US embassy in Colombo to keep interfering with what happens in our country .......... be it good or bad. How would they feel if we and the rest of the world, called them "a pack of uncivilised barbarians" each time a innocent school kid is gunned down in a US school ................ which is such a regular occurrence ! What has the US Ambassador in Colombo got to say about that sort of uncivilised, inhuman behaviour ? They also enjoy killing hundreds of civilians in Afghanistan and other places - using their nefarious drone attacks ? Its time Sri Lanka told them xxxx-off !

    mahavali Friday, 02 August 2013 12:38 PM

    This is absurd. why USA need to monitor each and every incident take place in Sri Lanka. Is Sri Lanka a colony of USA?

    Daya Gamage Friday, 02 August 2013 05:07 PM

    Sri Lanka Parliament should set aside ONE WHOLE DAY to debate the double standaards of the United States. This could include its prrotection of countries who exercise blatent violations of human rights because off their strategic importance to the US. The US violations of civil liberties of its own people that waas revealed by Edward Snowden in his NSA listening and tracking of conversations within and outside the US soil. The interferance of America in domestic affairs of other sovereign nations such as violation ofPakistan's territorial integrity in its bin Larden Operation. The SL Parliament should bring foreign policy experts from abroad to testify before this Speacial Session to expose American blatent disregard of other nations' rights to their independence and sovereignty. Daya Gamage

    Noufer Friday, 02 August 2013 12:49 PM

    BBS please clarify whether killing human is not a sin like sloughtering cattle?. why your mouth be locked?

    rodrigo Friday, 02 August 2013 09:28 AM

    Can't understand why USA continues to bully us and meddle with our internal trivial affairs like Weliweriya incident?

    Rubert Vanderkoon Friday, 02 August 2013 12:57 PM

    If your drug addict neighbour calls the police when your elder son tries to kill your infant daughter at home, is the neighbour a villain? (because he is a drug addict)

    Jumbuli-jumba Friday, 02 August 2013 09:36 AM

    Couple of days back US expressed their concerned on Deraniyagala incident. Today they had express their concern over Weliweriya incident. The whole world knows who is US today! Their gimmicks had been exposed by one of their own trustworthy men who was finally lucky enough to get political assylum in Russia. Therefore, US should first think before they correct others to put their house in order first.

    hiran gunasekara Friday, 02 August 2013 05:38 PM

    YOU IDIOT SRI LANKAN AT LEAST US WILL PROTECT OUR HUMAN RIGHTS. NO RAJAPASSA WILL.

    Raz Ahamat Friday, 02 August 2013 09:41 AM

    INTERFEREING UNCLE SAM.........KEEP OUT OF MEDDLEING IN DOMESTIC ISSUES OF COUNTRIES.
    MIND YOUR OWN INTERNAL AFFAIRS WHICH ARE IN AN AWFUL MESS!!!......TO SAY THE LEAST!!!!!

    banda Friday, 02 August 2013 01:10 PM

    US should restrain selling product of this company to Its people!

    Nihal Ranjan Saturday, 03 August 2013 02:10 PM

    Thankyou Mr. President (OBAMA)

    limatc Friday, 02 August 2013 09:51 AM

    THIS IS SRI LANKA'S HUMAN RIGHTS , WHO IS GOING TO CARE WHO BEEN KILLED , WE NEVER / EVER WITNESSED THESE TYPES OF TYRANNY IN SRI LANKA IN OUR LIFE AND NEVER BEFORE . THIS IS TASTE OF OUR OWN MEDICINE , THE MASSES TO BE BLAMED .

    siva Sunday, 04 August 2013 01:50 PM

    swondon exposed USA

    Chinthaka Friday, 02 August 2013 01:13 PM

    USA urges the Government of Sri Lanka to respect the rights of people to protest peacefully.....
    .... and allow them to block the New York - Pennsylvania highway and major roads to Washington stopping thousands of vehicles including Ambulance , USArmy convoys etc.

    kapa Friday, 02 August 2013 10:06 AM

    Thanks Mr. President Obama for being concerned. But our govt is not so concerned. It is just another protest and just anotehr unwanted soul. This is Srilanka.

    Thomas Friday, 02 August 2013 10:19 AM

    Death of Democracy in Sri Lanka is very near

    Burampi Aathaa Friday, 02 August 2013 10:22 AM

    WOW!

    yasas Friday, 02 August 2013 10:40 AM

    Way to go US !!!!!!!!!!!!

    jayantha Saturday, 03 August 2013 05:12 PM

    Very true

    edward Saturday, 03 August 2013 05:37 PM

    this is china and Russia democracy that's y people don't have freedom , lets US get involved on this now..

    PRASANNAJIT Friday, 02 August 2013 11:01 AM

    This is what Gota learnt from his tour of Uganda.

    micheal Saturday, 03 August 2013 06:41 PM

    No but they definitely would like to put a puppet like Ranil at the helm so that they can do whatever they want. Because now the church is no more powerful in SL USA so worried about it. That's why they desperately trying to remove MR government.

    Truth Friday, 02 August 2013 11:11 AM

    Alteast be happy that someone is concerned of all babarism and astrocities taking place in Sri Lanka. Until you become the victim of this barbarism you wouold not understand.

    NYONE LOVE THEIR COUNTRY TRUELY WONT SIT BACK AND SEE THE FATE AND PAIn THE MASS IS UNDERGOING AND A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE DESTROYING OUR MOTHERLAND COMPLETELY

    jayantha Friday, 02 August 2013 11:13 AM

    Military rule is on the cards

    Jan Jayasundera Sunday, 04 August 2013 12:54 AM

    my friend, i have been writing for Sinhalese and their rights for more than ten years, and I do not thing most Sinhalese even know the word "patriotism " But I do know Sinhalese good at destroying and help foreign conspirators achieve their goal

    Truth Friday, 02 August 2013 11:22 AM

    Can you now imagine, what would have happenned in Ware Tore Areas, wih No Media, No Observers, No Vitness and No Laws....

    Profezzor Mervyn Friday, 02 August 2013 11:22 AM

    Some one should tell the USA about the ODEL car park incident.

    Truth Friday, 02 August 2013 11:31 AM

    Yes, No one knows about Sri Lanka... So we are looking for publicity by way of Babarism and Astrocities... Not bad though

    lal Friday, 02 August 2013 02:58 PM

    What an inspiring statement from the nation that daily kills dozens of innocent civilians with drones! Show restraint yourself Ambassador and spare some lives.


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