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Biden ignores Sri Lanka for democracy summit

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United States President Joe Biden has snubbed Sri Lanka by not inviting it for a virtual democracy summit featuring over 100 countries. 

India, Pakistan, Maldives and Nepal are among the South Asian countries invited to attend the summit.

China and Russia are among the few countries together with Sri Lanka not invited for the summit.

The list of participating countries made public by the US State Department notes that Taiwan as well as the Philippines and Mexico are among 110 countries invited for the summit.

President Joe Biden will host a virtual summit on December 9-10, 2021 for leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector. The summit will focus on challenges and opportunities facing democracies and will provide a platform for leaders to announce both individual and collective commitments, reforms, and initiatives to defend democracy and human rights at home and abroad.

For the United States, the summit will offer an opportunity to listen, learn, and engage with a diverse range of actors whose support and commitment is critical for global democratic renewal.(Easwaran Rutnam)

  Comments - 16

  • MirakRajBanda Thursday, 25 November 2021 10:15 AM

    Keep shouting ''api thamai hothata kare'' until it's heard by Biden

    Rosh Thursday, 25 November 2021 10:20 AM

    He must have thought it was not a necessity since it is also ruled by an American.

    Chux Thursday, 25 November 2021 10:21 AM

    Right decision look at the way our President speaks he doesn’t understand that he was elected through a democratic system and he still wants to be a dictator

    Lion Thursday, 25 November 2021 10:31 AM

    Srilanka is tasting its own medicine due to the family rule which doesn’t have any regard to democratic principles.

    Sunil Thursday, 25 November 2021 10:49 AM

    I think only the countries that practice democracy have been invited. Serves our country right.

    shan Thursday, 25 November 2021 10:49 AM

    I think failed, rogue and undemocratic countries are not invited.

    joshua Thursday, 25 November 2021 12:30 PM

    Thanks Biden Sir.

    Roshanaly Thursday, 25 November 2021 12:44 PM

    We are worse than Nepal and Maldives.

    sam Thursday, 25 November 2021 01:17 PM

    Not a big issue because the summit is for democratic countries.

    N SENA Thursday, 25 November 2021 01:30 PM


    Ralaharamy Thursday, 25 November 2021 05:33 PM

    Mr. Biden! we are sorry you ignored your own countryman! You have grouped Sri Lanka with great nations such as Russia and China. That is a consolation.

    Visa Thursday, 25 November 2021 06:11 PM

    Well done Biden! You kept dogs in dogs place.

    Samson Thursday, 25 November 2021 10:39 PM

    Event must not be for comedians

    Seqi Friday, 26 November 2021 07:19 AM

    The sun is sinking in the west.

    CITIZEN Friday, 26 November 2021 07:49 AM

    "WHO let the dogs out ..." ..

    Mike Revere Friday, 03 December 2021 08:09 PM

    China and Russia have land for communism. We are dictating 1 shot power outage on the whole land

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