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* Sri Lankan Minister accuses U.S. Embassy of conniving to destabilize government through social media
Thu, Jul 10, 2014, 12:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 10, Colombo: A Sri Lankan government minister has accused the United States Embassy in Colombo of plotting a coup through the social media in collaboration with the main opposition United National Party (UNP) to force a regime change.

Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa has revealed the details of the plot being hatched by U.S. Embassy officials in connivance with UNP Parliamentarians to create public opinion hostile to the government through social media, the state-run Daily News reported.

The Minister has made these remarks at an event held to distribute financial assistance to a group of low income families in the Moneragala district for the construction of houses.

According to the Minister's account, US embassy officials have planned to recruit over 5,000 youth with the help of UNP Parliamentarians to maintain social media network aided subversion.

The Minister has explained that the youth thus recruited will be responsible for convincing the public that most of social media users are against the government by uploading contents hostile to government.

"US embassy officials are also pumping funds into what is called election observation and the Bar Association with the objective of destabilizing the government," Daily News quoted the Minister as saying.

He has charged that the U.S. is trying to use shortcomings of the government as a cat's paw to destabilize the government.

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