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The United States Embassy in Colombo has expressed its concern about recent threats to freedom of expression in Sri Lanka.

Issuing a statement, the embassy said “the November 28 beating of a reporter in Jaffna, harassment by Government of Sri Lanka officials of independent media outlets, and searches without warrants of journalists all serve to stifle media freedom.”

Additionally, the Embassy is greatly concerned about reports of attacks on students in Jaffna.  We call upon authorities to exercise restraint and respect peaceful demonstrations
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  • xlntgson Friday, 30 November 2012 01:36 PM

    Good or no good?

    aj Thursday, 29 November 2012 11:35 AM

    Thank u USA

    WK Thursday, 29 November 2012 11:46 AM

    Thank you for your concern. But please clean up your own back yard first.

    mike Friday, 30 November 2012 02:01 PM

    If this is happening in the Middle East the action would be different by the big powers

    kumar Thursday, 29 November 2012 11:51 AM

    Listen US, your advises/ concerns won't work in SL, remember our friend China is more powerful than you

    Jesus Thursday, 29 November 2012 12:52 PM

    U.s is a forsaken country...we don't give a shit what u think

    Karthik Friday, 30 November 2012 12:20 AM

    Thank you US.

    agadobirdie Friday, 30 November 2012 12:00 AM

    Facts are hard to digest. via DM Android App

    Lobo Friday, 30 November 2012 12:36 AM

    Whenever the US and freedom of speech are mentioned in the same sentence the name of Julian Assange comes to mind.

    ravi Friday, 30 November 2012 08:25 AM

    Srilanka is the neo colony of China

    Lobo Friday, 30 November 2012 03:04 AM

    Those thanking the US, please proceed to the US embassy where a green card awaits you for blindly supporting anything the US does.

    xlntgson Friday, 30 November 2012 03:33 AM

    It should be Israel, backyard means Cuba, Venezuela Nicaragua.

    Rod Friday, 30 November 2012 10:53 AM

    They already brought peace to iraq , afgan and middleast , iI think you are blind not seen whats going on going in SL

    SAM_SPARROW Friday, 30 November 2012 04:01 AM

    what a joke!

    Yuri Thursday, 29 November 2012 11:05 AM

    There are so many things to concern here. please check if NATO busy out there?

    nandika Thursday, 29 November 2012 11:08 AM

    They had no concern whatsoever for the lives of the Afghan , the Palestinians and the iraqis

    Juba ! Friday, 30 November 2012 12:20 PM

    Not only USA, we all have a concern over freedom of expression and right to know what's right !

    Paul Friday, 30 November 2012 12:21 PM

    Peace? I think if ask those people of those nations. It might just differ. Wasnt it only last week, bomb attacks on Shites in Iraq?

    I think you need an eye exmaination Rod. Not anyone else!

    Banda Friday, 30 November 2012 05:59 AM

    Coming colors on good.


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