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SL raises concerns with China over door mat using national flag print

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The Foreign Ministry today said that it had called for a full scale inquiry into the sale of non slip doormats on the Amazon site with the print of Sri Lanka's national flag.

The Ministry, in a statement said that following, recent reports on social media platforms of a "Sri Lanka Flag Non-Slip Doormat" which is being advertised for online purchase on the Amazon website, Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage has informed the Sri Lanka Embassy in Beijing to contact the manufacturer concerned in China and also has brought to the attention of the Chinese Embassy in Colombo, the advertising of Sri Lanka's national flag as a doormat. 
The Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington D.C has also been instructed to follow up on the matter with the advertising platform Amazon. (JAMILA HUSAIN) 

  Comments - 41

  • Citizen Friday, 12 March 2021 04:17 PM

    Why worry that is the real situation of Sri lanka now

    Kosappu Friday, 12 March 2021 04:28 PM

    Where can I it available locally

    RoaringCreek Friday, 12 March 2021 04:34 PM

    Very nice. Now let us see what Nandasena has to say. May be he will want is photo too added to it.

    RoaringCreek Friday, 12 March 2021 04:35 PM

    The Chinese no that their money rules. Jolly good.

    Sokrates Friday, 12 March 2021 04:38 PM

    In Germany only the German flag is under legal protection. With all other flags you can do what you want. For example, burn it in public or use it as a doormat. Maybe I will soon order some doormats made with Gota's image.

    Umar Perera Friday, 12 March 2021 04:41 PM

    We have sold our island to China. They will have the last laugh - and the doormat

    Ralaharamy Friday, 12 March 2021 04:41 PM

    China has given us due respect. We are just a door mat, to wipe their feet. The bubble has burst with a big sound.

    Jeeves Friday, 12 March 2021 04:44 PM

    Timely intervention. No country would want this to happen to their national flag! Interested to find out " WHO DUNNIT"

    Eranga Perera Friday, 12 March 2021 04:49 PM

    The Chinese are already walking all over Sri Lanka so why not have door mat for them to wipe their feet? This perfectly symbolizes what China is already doing to Sri Lanka.

    Da Silva Friday, 12 March 2021 04:52 PM

    We are already Chinese doormat. Didn't see anything wrong with it.

    Raj Friday, 12 March 2021 04:55 PM

    If anyone search on Amazon, can find there is not one seller /product but many with Sri Lanka's National Flag.

    Lord Kent Friday, 12 March 2021 05:00 PM

    Why doesn't this Government grow up and worry/address real issues. Just had a quick look on Amazon and you can buy British, American, Chinese, Australian, Italian, Jamaican, Cuban, Welsh, Scottish, etc, etc flag doormats.

    Lanka putha Friday, 12 March 2021 05:01 PM

    China now use us as door mats. This what happens when you depend on them. Not with Sri Lanka and our government. Good luck

    Hautaum Friday, 12 March 2021 05:01 PM

    it may concern of present nature of SL

    ACA Friday, 12 March 2021 05:10 PM

    Anyway, China treat us as a door mat. So Chinese can walkover.

    Ganesh Friday, 12 March 2021 05:18 PM

    Yup we are indeed China's door mat

    jayt Friday, 12 March 2021 05:20 PM

    This direct work of hate mongering jewelry. Amazon owned by jewelry and jewelry are bend own conspiring. Jews goal is keep rajapksas in power and hijack Sri lanka. Jews carry out revenge by using what leftover by British. . This samething every part of the world.. British created bandaranayke jayawarden and rajapksas, all of whom are relative to each other and Tamil. British did repeatedly same thing in the last 35 years of war of what they exactly did in colonial period; repeatedly killed sinhalese leaders and saved these foreigners brought to Sri lanka by foreigners

    Punchi Banda Friday, 12 March 2021 05:29 PM

    What our bosom buddy’s China doing this to us? Maybe this is an indication that Sri Lanka is only a means of achieving chinas objectives in the region and a vindication of the that the Han Chinese think of the brown and black races as inferior.

    Sujeewa Friday, 12 March 2021 05:32 PM

    Please visit These are welcome mats available with American flag, British flag, ........... Not meant to insult Sri Lanka

    Pansies Friday, 12 March 2021 05:38 PM

    Seriously China ????

    Dee Friday, 12 March 2021 06:05 PM

    'Sar' ! Save our country 'Sar' . Please! All the women were pleading with you during elections. Don't let it be used as a door mat.

    Arnold Friday, 12 March 2021 06:39 PM

    The Chinese Communist Party just want to show us the place where we are in their view.

    jayt Friday, 12 March 2021 07:32 PM

    One more thing. Now it won't be hard for you to understand how Tamil tiger supporters detoured to Sri lanka to direct jvp to carry out mass murder in 1970s against 1980 . During all these period stating 70s, jews in the cia and ex KGB had connection Indian intelligent agency from UK, USA and ex soviet union.

    Kudutv Friday, 12 March 2021 07:39 PM

    It is also available in toilat tissue.. seenihora and 225 buffalos can clean their backsides now.. lol

    jayt Friday, 12 March 2021 07:43 PM

    What ever they do , I was forgiving jews thinking Jews do all these to create a secure place for them in the world. But, jews don't stop things they do against Sri lanka. I always have taken jews as separate from European. However, our kind or friendly will or gesture does not work and it has been abused. That is how sinhalese destruction came from

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 12 March 2021 08:24 PM

    If this government has the balls, they should summon Chinese Ambassador and ask for an explanation. They have balls only to mess around with the weak and meek.

    Chandrapala Friday, 12 March 2021 08:50 PM

    China will do this even in this country too without any objection next couple of years. Western country's better than China because they have protected our historical valuable things better than our present day leaders Eventhough, they had robbed them during the period they ruled this country.

    Barber Friday, 12 March 2021 10:07 PM

    In Amazon you can buy Pakistan China door mats as well cool it. But srilankans are worse than door mats so why cry

    Jayt Friday, 12 March 2021 10:07 PM

    Just to warn sinhalese and Buddhist clergy that rajapksas and Potawa party are sole product of jews and cia. They just talked to them yesterday and told to appoint another rajapksa if current one don't run at next election. Sinhalese spies are installed evenly into pramadas's party, RW's party and potuwa party

    Jayt Friday, 12 March 2021 10:09 PM

    Just to warn sinhalese and Buddhist clergy that rajapksas and Potawa party are sole product of jews and cia. They just talked to them yesterday and told to appoint another rajapksa if current one don't run at next election. Sinhalese spies are installed evenly into pramadas's party, RW's party and potuwa party

    Jayt Friday, 12 March 2021 10:13 PM

    Just to warn sinhalese and Buddhist clergy that rajapksas and Potawa party are sole product of jews and cia. They just talked to them yesterday and told to appoint another rajapksa if current one don't run at next election. Sinhalese spies are installed evenly into pramadas's party, RW's party and potuwa party

    Jojo Friday, 12 March 2021 10:29 PM

    If you search on Amazon, you will find doormat with national flags of any country, that of USA, China, UK, Australia, any country. What a fuss?! If concerned, we should raise concern to Amazon!!

    Jayt Friday, 12 March 2021 10:41 PM

    But inferio sinhalese low caste peoples who were original members of SLFp proved it by appointing malay/Chinese as their royal family. So, why blame Chinese? It simple commonnce that rajapksas cannot come to western public tell them that we are sinhalese and Tamil killed our children, presedent and most, therefore, please stop supporting Tamil. So, don't blame rajapksas nor Chinese, why modayas Buddhist monks and modayas voters did not have brain to think how come Chinese Malay with Tamil come to west and talk as Sinhalese. Sorry, modayas mean have no brain! If sinhalese voter had brain they would question first what is rajapkses ' family backgrounds. This is why at first Chinese bribed bandaranayke to cut off english language. This helped local sinhalese spies and west spies equally to carry out free ESPIONAGE And This is how sinhalese become modayas. Indian did do this dump thing. Indian made hindi medium medotory till university and requested to learn english from grade1

    Ravi Saturday, 13 March 2021 12:05 AM

    Hong Kong, Taiwan, Sri Lanka. In that order. But Sri Lanka is the easiest for the Chinese to take,. You politicians WILL pay for what you have done to this precious island nation in the last 70 years. Sinhala Buddhist "deshaya". Baahhh!!!

    Peacemaker Saturday, 13 March 2021 12:06 AM

    Under rajapaksa criminal regime, Sri Lanka is just a Chinese doormat, wake up people

    jayt Saturday, 13 March 2021 01:04 AM

    Correction: Indian did not do dumb things like sinhalese; Indian made medatory Hindi mediums from elementary to university while teaching English from grade 1 to university. This way Indian protected their culture and pride and at the same time, Indian were well equipped with English language to meet world market need, and English as world market language. How much trillions dollars Indian immigrants bring into India from US, Canada, uk, Australia, middleast, Japan, Singapore etc. I don't hate Indian in their success. Only I do not like them because they are involved in these historical, conspiratorial Tamil movement

    Mubarack M Haniffa Saturday, 13 March 2021 03:29 PM

    But couldn't find a Chinese doormat flag.

    Senaka Saturday, 13 March 2021 05:22 PM

    I was looking for our lion, now I know he is there and safe.

    Raymond Saturday, 13 March 2021 05:34 PM

    Thank you China not printing the flag on toilet papers .

    Karuppapillai KAMALANATHAN Saturday, 13 March 2021 05:37 PM

    British flag is everywhere including people's underwear nobody bothered.

    Trf Sunday, 14 March 2021 04:51 PM

    What about my Sri Lanka flag underwear ... my favourite when on secret missions ...

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