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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2731

U.S. Embassy Disturbed By Threats to Civil Society

Colombo, 23 January, (

The US Embassy in Colombo has in a press release stated that it is disturbed by the series of threats and attacks against legal defenders, civil society organizations and activists who have spoken out on recent events.

The right to express opinions freely is universal and one that is protected under Sri Lankan law, the US Embassy pointed out.

The US Embassy has urged the Government of Sri Lanka protect this fundamental right and ensure that all citizens are able to express their opinions without fear of retribution.

- Asian Tribune -

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