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Ruling party MP Sarath Weerasekara who was denied a visa to travel to the United States, showered praise on China citing it as an indispensable and dependable friend of Asia.

Addressing the BOAO summit in China recently, he said the western world will never comprehend the bond among the Asian countries.

“It is evolved and nurtured through trade and mainly Buddhism. China has been an indispensable and dependable friend of Asia.
We are grateful to China, a permanent member in the Security Council, for the consistent support it has given to Sri Lanka at the Human Rights Council. When we defeated the most ruthless terrorist organization in the world we were vilified by the western countries, but China always stood by us,” he said.

Recently, Weerasekara was denied travel to the US for a programme meant for the Sri Lankan MPs heading parliamentary sectoral oversight committees. Weerasekara chairs the Committee on National Security.


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  • Citizens Wednesday, 01 November 2023 10:27 AM

    Sour grapes indeed!

    Karu Wednesday, 01 November 2023 10:30 AM

    Israel is committing genocide against Palestinians in Gaza. Yet, unbelievably President Biden has just asked the American congress to vote for billions of dollars worth of weapons to be sent to Israel. Now, ask yourself a question , under these circumstances, if there is a much more powerful country than America on this planet, what would have happened to Israel and to America ? Both would have been sanctioned and key officials from these two countries unable to visit any other major country.

    Christo255 Wednesday, 01 November 2023 10:36 AM

    Maaluwa marennae kata nisa

    Mokan Wednesday, 01 November 2023 10:39 AM

    Ha ha ha Joker

    peter Wednesday, 01 November 2023 10:46 AM

    Asian friendship through Buddhism- OMG

    Cheers Wednesday, 01 November 2023 10:47 AM

    Julie chang is behind this shows how she granted visa to JVP leader to go USA and she was behind aragalaya and made sri lanka with Western alias unstable. Now look how unstable is USA politically, democratically and economically in doldrums

    thassim Wednesday, 01 November 2023 11:01 AM

    US will not give two hoots.

    Saman Wednesday, 01 November 2023 11:11 AM

    Feel sorry for the wiyapath bambara.

    Ponnampalam Wednesday, 01 November 2023 11:11 AM

    This rabid racist dog and the the ilk's deserves to go licking the boots of China and should be bared from all developed Westminster Style Parliamentary countries.

    MirakRajBanda Wednesday, 01 November 2023 11:16 AM

    Thanks for leaking the news. Now Sarath also can offcially join the club of Gota.

    Nimal Wednesday, 01 November 2023 11:16 AM

    Stupid SL fools. China will always stand by us provided it benefits their commercial interests.

    ab Wednesday, 01 November 2023 11:17 AM

    US grapes are sour

    Ravit Ranjit Wednesday, 01 November 2023 11:34 AM

    Deliciously dependable for higher ups, not for ordinary citizens.

    Adwani Wednesday, 01 November 2023 11:37 AM

    "When we defeated the most ruthless terrorist organization in the world" What a stupid statement, when Son took revenge for his Father, killied by LTTE, local politicos fell into the trap of UN by claiming to be the war winners; for human rights abuses.

    johan Wednesday, 01 November 2023 12:00 PM

    I can remember the fox and grapes story

    Foolish Pride Wednesday, 01 November 2023 12:02 PM

    You fool, don't criticize the western world for being straightforward. You were denied a visa for murder and mass crimes. How dare you sweep that under the carpet and condemn them while you have your family and friends living over there. This is why your damn country is in such a pathetic state today you fool.

    Hello Hello Wednesday, 01 November 2023 12:11 PM

    He should never ever be allowed to enter US or any other western country. He can ask for refugee status in China.

    Spartacus Wednesday, 01 November 2023 12:23 PM

    This fellow is ignorant. His principles and ethics are like the Rajapakse's. If these fellows call themselves Buddhists, that is the greatest insult to the principles and teachings of Lord Buddha. That is also reason for him to consider China is Buddhist when it does not allow Dalai Lama inside Tibet or even into Sri Lanka. Rascals like this should not be allowed into any country to make the world a better place.

    Ama Wednesday, 01 November 2023 12:43 PM

    "China always stood by us,” he said." YOUR knowledge is limited to card board box. China destroyed us and wants to PURCHASE SRI LANKA.

    Grape eater. Wednesday, 01 November 2023 12:51 PM

    Sour grapes.

    Kumara Wednesday, 01 November 2023 12:58 PM

    Jangi service not available in USA. only diplomatics are welcome

    Shiran Wednesday, 01 November 2023 01:01 PM

    You should be taking your overseas holidays and do your shopping in China. Why go to that horrible USA? Your friend, Former President should have asked for asylum in China

    Travis Wednesday, 01 November 2023 01:02 PM

    Please denie via for all usless minister and MPs also the rajapaksa family. Very good move

    Mizaru Wednesday, 01 November 2023 01:16 PM

    A tart with no ethics!

    Mahila Wednesday, 01 November 2023 07:40 PM

    You may be on the MONEY??? Seems very PUNGENT too!!!???

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 01 November 2023 01:22 PM

    Your bond with Asian Countries is two timing. You like China because they do not involve in criminality and corruption inside the country. In fact China loves country with corruption, only then can they get their overpriced projects passed. In any country, if their is an Armed Force which has been used historically and repeatedly only to kill its own citizens, I think their is nothing proud about that nation. It just shows the poor level of governance, empathy towards humanity and quality of citizens who elect such leaders and allow such State Criminality inside the nation.

    Mori Wednesday, 01 November 2023 01:34 PM

    If the US visa had been issued...ahhhh...the US is the best friend of Srilanka...he would say...

    Mandayan Wednesday, 01 November 2023 01:57 PM

    Please run for the next presidency against Sarath Fonseka who is planning for it, and I am sure voting you!! Lol

    Keith Wednesday, 01 November 2023 02:05 PM

    Childish politician. He has no future and spoiling his police son and grand kids future in western countries.

    Rip Winkle Wednesday, 01 November 2023 02:23 PM

    Sour grapes.

    Hadam Wednesday, 01 November 2023 02:38 PM

    That grape must be bitter.

    Sambo Wednesday, 01 November 2023 07:39 PM

    No, It's too sour. But the Chinese grapes were good and cheap.

    Left to Right turn Wednesday, 01 November 2023 02:42 PM

    How come AKD, the leftist got a visa to US traveling with pomp there. No doubt who Julia is supporting at this election. NPP is becoming our next UNP bowing to the West

    Bernard Jayatilake Wednesday, 01 November 2023 02:50 PM

    In the alternative, he would have visited his relatives and praised the U.S.government if he had been granted visa to U.S.A.

    Bernard Jayatilake Wednesday, 01 November 2023 02:50 PM

    In the alternative, he would have visited his relatives and praised the U.S.government if he had been granted visa to U.S.A.

    Bernard Jayatilake Wednesday, 01 November 2023 02:50 PM

    In the alternative, he would have visited his relatives and praised the U.S.government if he had been granted visa to U.S.A.

    Lion among cowards Wednesday, 01 November 2023 03:56 PM

    Hats off to Sarath. No doubt you will be returned with the highest number of votes from Colombo again.

    Buddhist Wednesday, 01 November 2023 04:03 PM

    Racist!

    VJ Wednesday, 01 November 2023 04:10 PM

    The US must be very upset on hearing his comments. Please let us know the reason you were refused a visa to the US.

    sunil Wednesday, 01 November 2023 04:20 PM

    Janggis in China are cheaper than in the US

    Nandasena Wednesday, 01 November 2023 04:58 PM

    Just retire and shut up.

    Ram Wednesday, 01 November 2023 05:05 PM

    Sour grapes

    Tissa Fernando Wednesday, 01 November 2023 05:47 PM

    Ambassador Julia is also chineese, so he is praising her too. While the big Sam is distributing weapons throughout the world, China is building roads, train lines, harbours, and other infrastructure for the world. Chinese high-speed railways are the best and big Sam is no where near it because their focus is harm. In big Sam's country, the probability of you getting killed in a bullet is very high whereas in China it is zero. So all the bootlickers of big Sam can choose that.

    N V Jen Wednesday, 01 November 2023 05:56 PM

    Why not use your good offices and request your dependable friend to allow freedom of worship to Buddhists in Tibet?

    Wiraj Wednesday, 01 November 2023 05:57 PM

    For Rabble rousing racists like you, China is a heaven.

    Karalasingam Sivalingam Wednesday, 01 November 2023 06:50 PM

    All big powers have their global interests, Chinese hegemony on Thawan is a threat to democracy, the freedom people enjoy in the western countries doesn't exist in China, in London millions of Palestine supporters filled the entire London city, yet they were tolerated by the whites, could similar scenarios be tolerated in any Arab/Muslim country in support of Isreal?

    CitizenS Wednesday, 01 November 2023 07:34 PM

    This fellow is not Buddhist as he claims but a leech looking for next political prey.

    SARATH W Wednesday, 01 November 2023 07:43 PM

    NEVER TASTED A BITTER GRAPES LIKE THIS BEFORE

    MUNIDASA Wednesday, 01 November 2023 07:46 PM

    do we need this man in the parliment ,i dont think so your comments please

    wickrama wijayasiri Wednesday, 01 November 2023 07:58 PM

    One of those admirals on land with no ships! No intelligence, just a ranker. Did not do much for the war effort either. Came in with an empty bag in to the Parliamant, which is overflowing now I presume. However, many crooks visit US. It may be the LTTE mafia's influence on the US politicians.

    Ramesh Wednesday, 01 November 2023 08:13 PM

    Local chandia had a bitter medicine from US. If he in public eye, he should learn how to control his mouth. He can howl anything in parliament aling with other donkeys but not outside.

    Joshua Wednesday, 01 November 2023 08:51 PM

    Kick this racist out of the parliament

    Gune Wednesday, 01 November 2023 09:37 PM

    Who want to listen to this Rajapakse lackey and side kick. What he says has no bearing even in Sri Lanka.And what he says on the world stage , nobody will take notice of.

    Pantha Kumaran Wednesday, 01 November 2023 11:13 PM

    Sarath Weerasekra is a racist. He always critise USA and how dare he applies for a USA visit visa.

    GonNaamba Wednesday, 01 November 2023 11:29 PM

    Those in the USA lost out seeing the unique “Hansamaili Jungi Sooppuwa” this Halloween by denying this villain’s visa.

    Patcitz Thursday, 02 November 2023 12:12 AM

    You are quite right sir, Sri Lanka right now faces a damnly disastrous after the US Conspiracy to oust Rajapaksas, who was elected with a huge mandate of the people's votes.

    Gb Thursday, 02 November 2023 12:21 AM

    After what us is doing with regards to Israel, maybe China is the better friend, America is a snake bite yoy when your guards down

    Jayasiri Thursday, 02 November 2023 03:00 AM

    It may have been clear to the U.S. that Sarath Weerasekara has some human rights violations issues and such persons are prohibited to enter the U.S and its territories.

    Jayasiri Thursday, 02 November 2023 03:00 AM

    It may have been clear to the U.S. that Sarath Weerasekara has some human rights violations issues and such persons are prohibited to enter the U.S and its territories.

    Julie Thursday, 02 November 2023 01:21 PM

    These remarks coming from a communal minded idiot are because he was not granted a Visa by the US.


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