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Gammanpila charges national security compromised

The Director of the US Intelligence Agency CIA William Burns arrived in Sri Lanka on February 14, as a part of a top secret visit to the island, MP Udaya Gammanpila charged.

“For over three weeks we have been questioning as to who visited the island, but the government and the US have maintained their silence,” he said. 

Four proposals compromising the national security of Sri Lanka during this meeting, Gammanpila said. 

The first proposal discussed during the meeting is the setting up of an Intelligence Analysis Centre for the purpose of intelligence sharing with the US, he said. 

“This proposal first came in 2002 when the current President was Prime Minister. The then government attempted to implement this project amidst strongest objections from the local intelligence community,” he said. 

The second proposal is the gifting of a biometric immigration control system to Sri Lanka, for which US will retain access to, Gammanpila alleged, warning that such a move will discourage Chinese and Indian investors from doing business in Sri Lanka. 

“The third proposal includes access to submarine telecommunications cables and data, for which the US is willing to provide prior intel on terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka. This is the biggest joke of the year,” he said.

The final proposal was the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between the two countries, Gammanpila said. “Except for the final proposal, it appears that the President has not agreed to the other proposals. If our national security is compromised in this manner, Sri Lanka will soon follow the fate of Panama,” he said. (Kalani Kumarasinghe)

  Comments - 7

  • Anne Friday, 03 March 2023 09:37 PM

    Conspiracy theories are the only way these people can stay relevant.

    IMF caused moves far worst problem Friday, 03 March 2023 09:56 PM

    Bigger problems are our Central Bank dancing to IMF tune causing misery to the public. Does not matter about national security as much as all government is comprised by having to do things the way of the IMF.

    Vinu Saturday, 04 March 2023 08:43 AM

    Now it has come to a state where only people like Gammanpila will only talk something about such deals. Just shows how much the socialist camp of Sri Lanka has gone under the control of the USA, and being backed by the USA

    Lucky Saturday, 04 March 2023 10:41 AM

    Looking at the hardships the IMF has caused to the people, one wonders whether Cabraal did right to ward them off when he did. ?

    Mohd Jiffry Sunday, 05 March 2023 12:52 AM

    Mr. Gamanpila, don't you think it is already compromised? How about Chinese and Indian intelligence agencies? They know what's happening in SL more and much before than our own intelligence agency. Also, do you really think there is anything at all in SL that Americans don't know about? So, better not play politics and fool the people.

    Ar Sunday, 05 March 2023 03:54 AM

    The most patriotic and honest guy- let’s vote him in again! The country needs him- we need him!

    Punchi Monday, 06 March 2023 12:05 PM

    The US is planning to steal the Buddhism meritorious infused air we have and breathe that has brought us an abundance of prosperity take it to the US to breathe in and to replicate our Buddhism infused prosperity in the US.

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