Prevention of Terrorism Act erodes democracy in Sri Lanka – U.S. Ambassador
U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung yesterday said that using laws that do not conform with international human rights standards like the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) erodes democracy in Sri Lanka.
She said the US encourages the government of Sri Lanka to uphold the rights of the people to express their views.
“Using laws that don’t conform with international human rights standards – like the PTA – erodes democracy in Sri Lanka. We encourage the government to uphold the rights of the people to express their views,” she tweeted.
Using laws that don’t conform with international human rights standards – like the PTA – erodes democracy in Sri Lanka. We encourage the government to uphold the rights of the people to express their views.
— Ambassador Julie Chung (@USAmbSL) August 22, 2022
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US Ambassador, if the PTA erodes democracy, that is a DARN GOOD THING because DEMOCRACY IS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM CREATED BY AMERICA. Under the guise of DEMOCRACY you destroyed several countries and killed millions of their citizens. Sri Lanka has had 30 years of Tamil terrorism and recently Muslim terrorism and the Ambassador appears not to be in the least bothered !!! PTA is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL FOR SRI LANKA AND SHOULD NEVER, REPEAT NEVER BE REPEALED. The Ambassador is BLATANTLY INTERFERING IN THE INTERNAL AFFAIRS OF SRI LANKA and the acting President should note to take necessary action. The Ambassador should KNOW that NATIONAL SECURITY IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN HUMAN RIGHTS !!!!
Dear lady, let’s try this once more…there is a difference between “rights of the people to express their views” vs. breaking the laws of the country, e.g. unlawful assembly (such as without a due permit), obstruction of freedom-of-movement of fellow citizens, insurgency with a view to toppling a democratically elected body and invasion of a governing legislative assembly and causing harm (yes these last two, or flavors of them, I think you are currently using in the USA very freely to prosecute the “Jan 06th insurgency” Trump supporters)…so how about going easy on Sri Lanka by being equal in thought and gesture?
“Using laws that don’t conform with international human rights standards – like the PTA ” !!!!!!!!!
Oh my god!!!!! It certainly is infinitely worse than putting suspects for years and years in an island called Guantanamo Bay to prevent them coming under and using the US jurisdiction. In SL we have a saying daddy crab advising his son to walk forward, not to sideways.