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While claiming that media freedom in Sri Lanka continued to face pressure, the US said that it would continue to push for the protection of journalists’ safety and the right of all citizens to freely express their opinions.

The Press & Information Officer of the U.S. Embassy for Sri Lanka & Maldives Chris Elms made this comment in response to viewers’ questions, through a video on the U.S. Embassy's perspective on press freedom in Sri Lanka and Maldives and the exchange programs and social media training programs organized by the U.S. Embassy.

  Comments - 15

  • moorkara Friday, 25 May 2012 09:04 AM

    we skould not trust India at any cost..because they are the No 1 , western ALLIE in the south ASIAN REIGON.....

    lion Friday, 25 May 2012 09:22 AM

    are you saying that arguing in favour of press freedom and great freedoms for people to express themselves without fear is a bad thing??? It is not about which country has a right to tell something to another country. Although we are divided by artificial man made borders, we are all human and we all share the same rights, aspirations and duties. It is our right as Sri Lankans to have the same rights to freedom as any other human being and it should be the duty of any other human being, belonging in another state to ensure that this right for us is guaranteed and protected!

    lion Friday, 25 May 2012 09:24 AM

    what's wrong with being a Western ally? Stop biting the hand that feeds you! Almost 100% of Sri Lanka's exports go to the West! It is the West that is propping up our economy so that you can feed your family! Why wont you go start exporting to our best friends in the East such as China, North Korea, Iran and Russia!

    Tinkerbell Friday, 25 May 2012 04:21 AM

    It is nice to hear this. But I also think it's alarming that US is poking it's nose into SL too much

    Titanic Friday, 25 May 2012 09:26 AM

    Wen the fountan is poison, How can you expect stream to be clean

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 25 May 2012 04:47 AM

    With citizens who are complacent to all the unlawfulness and criminality of the State, what USA and the West is doing is manna.

    Ling Friday, 25 May 2012 04:55 AM

    It does not matter , until Trino bay into US hand, u will hear alot from US.Lankans wake up if u r still sleeping.

    observer Friday, 25 May 2012 10:04 AM

    West does not buy our product in order to feed us. they buy becasue our product r of good quality and they see it lucrative to import our product. They do not buy for charity. they buy becasue, it is worth buying from us. please do no underestimate our productivity. nobody is feeding us. we feed ourselves selling our produce.

    ponnnapeelam Friday, 25 May 2012 07:33 PM

    Their is more racism in the US that anywhere in sri lanka. Just look at the the social disparity between blacks, Latinos and whites. If us has press freedon why why are they hounding wikileaks ? CNN and all US news are controled by the CIA. Thats why you never hear avout the 911 conspiracy. Thank god for Mahinder for standing up to them. Proud of SL !

    Asp028 Friday, 25 May 2012 05:28 AM

    Us is too much intervening to the country and some say they are the saviers of our nations.public be aware

    Jazeema Friday, 25 May 2012 11:14 PM

    IMF seem to be feeding usat the moment.

    Baila Maila Friday, 25 May 2012 05:31 AM

    This is none of their business.

    Mike Samson Friday, 25 May 2012 05:36 AM

    Mr.Chris, does the US government or army allow any countries journalists to enter or freely publish about what's going on inside the Guantanamo bay torture camp?

    nihu Friday, 25 May 2012 05:36 AM

    You please stop telling all those nonsonse!!!!

    Rambukkana Friday, 25 May 2012 06:42 AM

    USA has 4 branches of Govt
    President, Senate, Congress, Media
    US media only appeals to its class not for minorities or poor

    Big NGO push in SL for media freedom . people watch out !

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