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While expressing surprise on the US decision to blacklist him and his family from entering US, North Western Province Governor Wasantha Karannagoda yesterday said that there is ‘something else’ behind the move.

“I have some doubts about the move and believed that there is something else behind this,” the former Navy Commander Karannagoda said adding that, “It was a surprise to me that 14 years after the war, suddenly the US has taken a decision to blacklist me.”

He also said he believed that a former military official and the US ambassador are behind the move.

The former Commander also accused the State Department for refereeing information that were documented by NGOs and other investigations to impose the ban on him. “It is a shame for the State Department to refer some NGOs reports to designate me," he said.


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  • Nilmini Welivita Friday, 28 April 2023 03:14 PM

    This is gross injustice. We must send our troops to the US and teach them a lesson they will never forget. The US must learn not to poke the sleeping giant.

    Sam Silva Friday, 28 April 2023 06:11 PM

    So you want to teach a lesson to the most powerful country when we are third world country which is bankrupt and ccorrupted to the core. Good luck.

    Lankan Friday, 28 April 2023 03:16 PM

    Not only that, what you have done as well know.

    Johan Friday, 28 April 2023 04:28 PM

    At least can you reveal what happened to the eleven youths kidnapped by your gang.Appreciate very much what the US has done.We know our SL govt. always defend their cronies and wrong doers

    Martin Friday, 28 April 2023 05:03 PM

    Come on man, the democratically elected Gota. your boss had to go because of the US, as per Wimal Aiya. In the cyclone, the granite stones are flying, what about you the cotton ball? But what happened to those poor 11 boys?

    Lumbini Saturday, 29 April 2023 07:33 AM

    You reap what you sow

    Hello Hello Saturday, 29 April 2023 08:59 AM

    Whatever sins committed will keep chasing until it gets you. This is what has happened and there are many more to face the music.

    Shelly Saturday, 29 April 2023 09:27 AM

    Everything that happens to someone of authority in SL is the fault of US officials? This is a new trend in SL. Blame the US but beg for dollars and aid. Perhaps the US should stop giving aid until these accusations are investigated and cleared.

    Vive James Saturday, 29 April 2023 12:01 PM

    Silly Lanka

    IMF loan is the problem Saturday, 29 April 2023 12:44 PM

    Now we have got IMF loan the USA is collecting 'interest' on all it wants, the 'interest' being punishing all those the Tamil Diaspora hates. Our country will soon be under the thumb of US rules and regulation if these things continue. If we had not got IMF loan USA would not be so bold and nasty.

    Mohammed Ameen Saturday, 29 April 2023 01:20 PM

    What interest does he have in the US. There are so many other countries he can travel. Something fishy.

    Tom Saturday, 29 April 2023 07:04 PM

    I think the UN asked SL to look into human right violations and as SL didn’t bother, they advised other countries to take their own actions. US and other countries started banning individuals and it seems continuing. SL hopes UN and other countries will forget these issues with time but it looks like these might not go away.

    S.Siva Monday, 01 May 2023 08:09 AM

    Sri Lanka decides who can come into the country when he a passport not from Sri Lanka Siimilarly US decides for passport holders of another country irrespective of any family members or money belonging to the applicant. Remember he is an applicant denied his application. No one needs to be blamed other than the applicant because more than 100,000 Sri Lankans have already been approved


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