US Demands Immediate Action On Those Who Disrupted War Widows Meeting

The United States today demanded the Sri Lankan Government to enforce its own laws after a meeting of US diplomats and war widows was disrupted by pro-government activists.

The US embassy told international media that the activists were led by Buddhist monks who stormed the meeting in and "behaved threateningly towards the families of the disappeared".

The monks have stormed in accompanied by some followers and have allegedly threatened the families of the disappeared saying that they were making false claims.

The organizers told media that the mob has also threatened the diplomats also in obscene language.

US embassy has told AFP "The United States strongly urges the government of Sri Lanka to enforce the rule of law and permit all citizens to exercise their most basic human rights, including freedom of speech and freedom of assembly,"

The United States embassy has also requested the Sri Lankan Government to take all the necessary action to ensure the safety of the families of the disappeared and also to make sure that the future discussions will be conducted uninterruptedly.


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