Sri Lanka to seek clarification from US re. Twitter post

US Embassy Colombo Twitter post against Sri Lanka alleged War Crimes

External Affairs Ministry Secretary Karunatilleke Amunugama said today that the ministry would seek clarification from the United States Embassy in Colombo over a photo caption posted on social media regarding the visit of Stephen Rapp, the US Ambassador-at-large for Global Criminal Justice.

“We will seek clarification into a variety of the contents that accompanied the photograph that was posted on the official twitter account of the US Embassy in Colombo,” he said.

Earlier a photo was posted on social media to the effect that US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Patricia Butanis and visiting US Ambassador Rapp were on a visit to the North of Sri Lanka and that they had visited St. Anthony’s Ground.

The Embassy of the United States of America, in its official twitter account, said that “St. Anthony’s Ground-was the site of the Jan 2009 killing of hundreds of families by army shelling.”

(Courtesy: DM Online)