The U.S. Embassy has condemned the violence that has spread over the weekend in Aluthgama and Beruwela.
Issuing a statement the US Embassy Colombo today said; “We urge the government to ensure that order is preserved and the lives of all citizens, places of worship, and property are protected. We urge the authorities to investigate these attacks and bring those responsible to justice. We also urge all sides to refrain from violence, exercise restraint, and respect the rule of law.”
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wathie / June 16, 2014
“The U.S. Embassy has condemned the violence” – US Ambassador Michele Sison.
Have you not bombed Libya and supported Wahhabi Thawheed to bring democracy to Libyans. We see you brought not democracy but division and mayhem. We see you are trying to do the same to Syria. Now Syria is in ruins. And Iraq is about to be piecemealed. Please leave us alone robocop.
Ajith / June 16, 2014
Yes, US, China, Pakistan all helped SriLanka to bomb Tamils and destroy their lives. On one hand they cry for Muslims, but other hand they encourage Sinhalese to destroy and kill Muslims. Americans did not bombed their citizens including any Iragies or Libiyans or Syrians living in US But in Sri Lanka the Killers and destroyers are SriLankan government.
Eusense / June 16, 2014
Americans don’t kill their own. The surveillance program detect them early and take care of any problems. For more details ask Mr. Snowden. Actually, I like that better than what Sri Lanka is doing.
Siva Sankaran Sarma / June 16, 2014
You might want to google the name al-Awlaki :D
Most Americans aren’t stupid and barbaric enough to take up arms against their government and countrymen – but the ones who are can expect an express delivery from a Predator or Reaper :D
JULAMPITIYE AMARAYA / June 16, 2014
Now You can eat a piece of a CARPET ROAD.
Jarapassas will love that, And help you to Digest and ?????!!!!!!.
Amarasiri / June 16, 2014
US Ambassador Michele Sison
Send a message to Sri lanka that the US will:
1. Intern ALL Sinhalese Buddhist Monks in the US and it’s territories.
2, Weill intern ALL Sinhalese,Buddhist in the US
3. Prevent IMF and Word bank from Lending a any loans to the SK
4. Will Ban ALL exports from Sri Lanka.
PS: Lanka is the Land of native Veddah
Amarasiri / June 16, 2014
US Ambassador Michele Sison
The defense secretary is funding the Buddhist Terrorists BBS.
None of the Buddhist Monks in Lanka have condemn it.
The ALL are part of Sinhala Buddhist Terrorism, called maraism.
Gotabaya Rajapaks is a US citizen, Can you prosecute him for and current crimes?
Javi / June 17, 2014
She is like her mentor from baptist Collin Powell all stuff shop pop.
Unfortunately she has 2 years before Hillary kicks her butt and the pipsqueak knows that.
Yehiya / June 16, 2014
We thanking to Ms.Michele Sison,Most of the placed attacked under curfew support of state force STF.There are no law at all.We need independence police service to minority.
Lapatiya / June 16, 2014
Somebody has to remind her that US Citizen, Grease Piya is behind all these and US should take direct action without issuing statements.
Gon Fonseka / June 16, 2014
“Bring Those Responsible For Aluthgama Attacks To Justice” US Tells Sri Lanka”
Now, just wait for the hordes of comments urging US and the West to mind their own business. The typical Sinhalaya Modaya attitude which gives the ruling elite and its bunch of rouge ministers more impunity to plunder, steal and rape the country and its people despite the IHCR and other charges.
Manel / June 16, 2014
You are right. Instead of addressing the tense situation, and trying to solve it, they will now start their usual attacks on any Western country that calls for stopping of the violence. It is funny, how they insult these western countries, but will happily take all the aid they can from them, in fact for years. It is time the international community halted all the aid and support, and even the Arab countries, must refuse to do any business, or recruit labor from Sri Lanka, until these terrorists are behind bars, and ALL minorities are safe from racist attacks.
AVB / June 17, 2014
Yes.. Blame US for at least raising their voice for SL peasants issues. Have any ambassadors of rich Muslim countries care to make a statement? They don;t care about average citizens, just three dead, who cares..nothing special.. On the other hand, for those rich Muslims countries, SL is insignificant poor country which supply only house maids for them..
But for most of SL peasants (and Dayan Jayathilake type political scientists) those ME Muslim kings and African Muslim leaders are usually great and brave people and US/UK type western leaders/people are barbarians ….
Javi / June 17, 2014
“But for most of SL peasants (and Dayan Jayathilake type political scientists) those ME Muslim kings and African Muslim leaders are usually great and brave people and US/UK type western leaders/people are barbarians ….””
All the so called rapist arsonist of mahanama sihala buddhist have and as Sasoni mentioned even after the UNHCR resolution had training by US/UK, India Pakistan in terror tactics like Bin Larden was. She went to the extent of saying come what may we will continue to train the forces- `through Goo`ta the American national the IC controls the space. In the short term the island is heading for Egypt style government (the America only knows it this way- by suppression in camps- its payback time in Africa and ME once again apart from them loosing to experienced Putin)
Muslim Boy / June 16, 2014
Budhism belives in Devil… Christians, Jews, and Islam is a Abrahamic religon. These guys wont hear unless should make a same level of retaliate. Please wait we will show them soon.
salaya / June 16, 2014
look at this modays who are not even 5% of the world population trying to act like a big shot. bear in mind , islam is the second biggest relisgion in the world. more than 1/3 of whole world’s population. if we all pee in the indian ocean at the same time your whole island will be drown. bear in mind
rajah / June 17, 2014
What 5% only .2%
Maghribi / June 16, 2014
Muslim Boy June 16, 2014 at 3:27 pm
Can you please give evidence from the books of Buddhism about your claim if you are a boy.
gamini / June 16, 2014
How sincere are these voices in their own interest who have been paying lip service to Democracy but turn a blind eye and support underhand, these very forces as MR? It is absolutely Disgusting. One day they will pay dearly.
lal / June 16, 2014
More than a million Muslims have been slaughtered by US and UK. Bring Bush, Blair and your murderous thugs to task. ICC is waiting eagerly.
JULAMPITIYE AMARAYA / June 16, 2014
Some body said to you, H. K. P. T.
I asked, what. Why????///.
ignorant about outer world, HARAK PATIYA. [ Baffalo Calf].
but, I cant tell any thing for his idea.
Just Smile MAN !!!!!!!.
Kirri Yakka / June 16, 2014
Why not tell Michele,
We have a culture 2500 years old. We have a parliment run by brothers. We have a muslim brother too who is the minister of justice. So all this is a family matter and not a national matter. So get lost.
Pandukabaya / June 16, 2014
Madam Ambassador – You have use the iron gloves when the velvet fist doesn’t work. Please consider revoking citizenship of the defense secretary of SL since you have enough evident against him.
We are concerned and confused about the silence of USA over this regimes blunders & lies. Had you reprimand them in the beginning they wouldn’t have gone this far.
Sri Lankans generally are a peace loving community but few viruses in past few decades spread its venom as and when it suited them right.
This regime must go. We need a Pro Western Government and we need your support. Please do help the helpless innocent Sri Lankans to get rid of this appalling regime.
You can do it. Please do it fast before these Medamoolana thieves turned the country into another bloody battlefield. We cant afford another blood bath. You have given enough time for the uneducated uncultured rascals reform, but in vain. Diplomacy wouldn’t work when you deal with wild beasts.
We beg you Madam Ambassador. Do something fast. This is only the tip of an iceberg.
Silva / June 16, 2014
Ms Michele Sison,
Who created, Gaddafi, Sadam, Bin Ladan and Thalaiban? Haven’t you seen the cost of war that you have had to bear as a result of your creations? These words of you and your government would not stop Rajapaksha regime creating a complete terrorist sate based on religion. The final outcome would be the Afghanistan like state dominated by uncontrollable ethno-religious violence. Future Sri Lanka will be called Gotaisthan where the law would be the word of Buddhist thugs. If you really want to prevent it from happening you would have to speak in language that they really understand and that language includes ACTION. Are you prepared to do that?
Every time MARA travels abroad something terrible happens. This is definitely because he plans everything beforehand and gets GOTA to implement it while he is away to avoid blame and responsibility. The bugger thinks so but he cannot absolve himself of these crimes.
Amarasiri / June 16, 2014
“Rajapaksha regime creating a complete terrorist sate based on religion. The final outcome would be the Afghanistan like state dominated by uncontrollable ethno-religious violence.
Sinhala Buddhist Taliban.
ela kolla / June 16, 2014
obama pet should mind her own business
sillysil / June 16, 2014
Why is it that whenever atrocities of this nature happen anywhere, it is the western countries namely the United States, are the first ones to condemn it? Where are the Chinese or the Russians, in fact where in hell are our own politician’s and leader’s condemnations?Is it such an controversy for the US to say what they see is bad, when we, at least some us also know what they are saying is true? We can blame the US and the west till kingdom come but it will not help us get out of this hell hole we have managed to dig ourselves into.
The reason why the west and US get to lecture us on things like this is pretty simple, they don’t let things like this happen in their soil, even if they do they make sure it doesn’t happen again. The US and Europe are dealing with Islamic extremists who want to blow up innocents and spill blood mercilessly but do you see Americans or Europeans setting mosques on fire, burning Muslim properties and rioting in the streets.But a small incident in Alutgama and all hell breaks loose.
It seems to be as these things progress day by day there is something seriously wrong with us Sri Lankans that is keeping us prosper and develop as a people. We need to deal with it otherwise we will be stuck in endless cycle of ethnic conflicts and civil unrests and see our country being pulled back to the middle ages.
K.A Sumanasekera / June 16, 2014
Will Ms Sisson divert the Aircraft Carrier from Mosul to attend to more pressing business in Beruwala and Althgama?.
Ceylonese / June 16, 2014
If the Indians piss your country will drown
Native Vedda / June 16, 2014
“Will Ms Sisson divert the Aircraft Carrier from Mosul to attend to more pressing business in Beruwala and Althgama?.”
Please note there is no harbour in Mosul, the only large harbour is in Basra. Even if US manages to take its Aircraft carrier task force to Basra it does not have the logistical support to carry the carrier to Mosul.
anonymous / June 16, 2014
One of your Sri Lanka born citizens is heading a terrorist organization recently named by you and creating civil unrest to stay in power. Please take prompt action before it is too late. I guess that is not the genuine Americans want. I am a Buddhist at heart and I am fully aware of the American peoples generosity and loving kindness when it comes to helping the needy. Right now, Sri Lanka need your assistance. So, please act now. It’s a piece of cake for you guys. Clean up the forces from the top. May the triple gem bless you Yanks! Thanks
anonymous / June 17, 2014
Correction with apologies
‘I guess that is what the genuine American citizens want.’
Mallaiyuran / June 16, 2014
America got the message from Aluthgama. But the repose is still naive.
America with in short time (considering the history of world) may lose its’ influence in the democratic world. Time to alien with democratic counties and do something constructive that will leave America’s name on the history forever.
After the world war, the only problem existed was USSR. Today it is worldwide. Lanka, Russia, China, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Middle East, South America, Africa…. Middle East was mishandled by America in the process on handling USSR. Basically today’s Middle East problem is America’s mishandling of USSR. Then in turn, destroyed the power balance existed in Lanka thinking LTTE is Al Qaeda. Now, the Middle East mishandling is Lanka. America worked with Pakistan to handle India. Hopefully China may not turn into another USSR. America should get out of Bush styled foolishness. Rally the democratic counties to fix the UN and fix the dictators through that.
If America had allowed Marzuki Darusman to become the High Commissioner, King might not have set off the BBS to act in this way when he is at Bolivia. This is apparently a reaction from King Gamunu to the appointment of Prince Zeid Al-Hussein as the commissioner. King Gamunu knows America will issue this type reports. When King Gamunu guide, it is absurd to America to follow that Path. 2009, Bush did exactly that absurdity. Here after America should stop going by the path guided by the King. Prince appointment is good to handle Middle East mistakes, but not for Sri Lanka. Darusman, as law expert from Muslim country, he would have been good for Middle East and Lanka at the same time. It is Time to work on the UN inquiry. Lanka’s police and army are house servants and home maids of the Lankan Royal family and the ministers. Lanka badly need UN peace keepers to maintain law and order. America should honestly do some initiation on that and send the UN peace keepers.
I do not know who was responsible to release this naive report from American embassy. Ambassador Michele J. Sison knows who this justice minister Hakeem is and why he behave like this. Certainly she does not need a tuition class on that subject. She knows more than enough of that the Muslims minorities do not have political leadership. Now it is time for American Embassy to advice State Department of proper action. There should not be any more beating around the bush. Put this rubbish reports into dustbins. They (reports) never worked with Lanka. Get into some action.
Fathima Fukushima / June 16, 2014
All SL Muslims should go to Iraq and live in perfect peace won by USA.
Park / June 17, 2014
US Government should take the leadership role and ban Gonsara Thero and other leaders of Balu Bala Sena and Ravana Balaya from travelling abroad. So should Canada, UK, European Union, Australia, Malaysia, Pakistan, India, New Zealand, Denmark, Norway and other democratic countries do the same. Let these barbarians rot in Sri Lanka for ever.
srilal / June 17, 2014
in an earlier occasion both the US and Norway had issued entry visas to this thug “Ganasra” , it’s time to find out what was the motive behind ? have you applied for a visa at the US embassy ? would they issue a visa over the counter for any body ? didn’t US embassy officials know who this thug “Ganasra ” was , before issuing a visa ?
Javi / June 17, 2014
Its the big picture.
American national `Goo`ta `Boo`ts is the UK/US (kifir/ little lion) night in Armour.
If the Americans (government/cia)had any conflict resolution qualities then they have only exhibited it in the opposite. If the IC alone wants to calm things down speedly all it has to do is full scale economic embargo and Lanka cannot pay the Chinese who would inevitably kick Lankas arse- in no short terms they mentioned that when Cameron was there. Then a Libyan style or enjoy the Egyptian style of military rule- either way Lanka doomed – live by the sword modayas.
The rest of the thugs you mention above are mere pawns in the American game of 738 military bases around the world- (to exploit the rest). Diego Garcia is a very sophisticated nuclear one at that- we now suspect flight 370 landed there with 10 miles fuel left and radar non detection technology.
Its the IC Pakistan India who trained these so called defence forces to terrorise the citizens isn’t it??? Before that all they knew was pol mudda.
BBS Rep / June 17, 2014
What a bloody shame.
We Sri Lankans can’t control our destiny. A foreign power has to come out and tell us to put our house in order.
Why have the Sinhala regimes failed time and again to protect the minorities. Because Sinhala regimes come to power on the common bondage of hatred of minorities. Whichever party who can promise to do the worst for the minorites are admired most by the Sinhala majority.
No choice but look overseas for salvation for the minorities of Sri Lanka. In the long run even for the bloodthirsty Sinhala people, salvation from this malaise called hatred of minorities can come only form overseas intervention.
I hope it will come quicker.
Crazyoldmansl / June 17, 2014
My understanding is that there is an overwhelming majority – almost total agreement – on the need to ensure that “minorities know their place and keep to it” and that state power must be dedicated to ensuring that minorities do not “exceed their limits as minorities”.
State power is used to treat minorities as the aggressors while treating the majority as the aggrieved party, which is given free hand to “defend itself” by “redressing perceived imbalances”.
If you are a member of a minority community and you are attacked by a Sinhala Buddhist or a Sinhala Buddhist mob and you choose to fight off your attackers then the police will arrest you and charge you with having attacked your attackers.
This has been a trend since 1983 and possibly earlier.
This amounts to official policy and has to be EXPOSED and brought into the consciousness of both the majority as well as the minorities and placed before them with the question “is this the way you want to go and if so is it just, moral and ethical and something that you expect the rest of the world to welcome and accept”.
If this were to be called majoritarianism and if it were seen as unacceptable then there are other very similar dynamics at work throughout the world. Dominance, whether based on economics or knowledge or military capacity and the resulting power is no better and the state that you represent, dear madam, like all others, has no hesitance in exercising dominance over those that are weaker.
Do states then have a moral locus standi from which to criticize or attempt to intervene within the struggle between the dominated and the dominant? Does not the dominant today become the dominated tomorrow? What then is the purpose if any of intervention? What are the objectives of Civilization?
While your intervention may arise from a sense of humanitarian concern it seems to me as biased as any other given that the answering of these questions is a task that is not being addressed.
Stewart Sloan / June 17, 2014
Hey! US, Bring those responsible for 9/11, Fallujah, the extrajudicial killing of Osama bin Laden, the failure to protect your own citizens in Benghazi to justice and then tell Sri Lanka what to do!
Double Speak / June 24, 2014
Tewart Solan…. Does this name ring a bell.
Oh Yes…. An alleged retired cop from Hong Kong.
An alleged member of the AHRC/HK community and contributing HR articles.
Heres thumbs down against USA & Sasoon…………
What bugged him on American Foreign policy? Has AHRC/HK chaged its stance………..
Nevertheless, despite the alleged double speak by SS andf for and onbehalf of the new AHRC/HK policy against America….THERE IS A VALID POINT HERE………….
Check on the speck in your eye USA before you point to the others..
The tongue never lies…………
But for Sri Lanka, its a compromise time among religions & mushrooming religious places of worship.
Settlement of Communities on Singapore lines……….
Farooj / June 17, 2014
No one like to fight with anyone. .. but everyone know bbs doing everything wrong …
government supporting him… and wt the fuck that… and arab countries are supported to sri lanka last human right meeting and other hand bbs monks want to destroy muslims its totaly wrong…
Every one need peaceful life so stop bbs in Sri Lanka. …