Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka small tea growers get guaranteed price for raw tea leaves from today
Sri Lankan President orders to reinstate laid-off RDA employees
Sri Lanka's progress in ICT highlighted at global gathering
Sri Lankan Prime Minister offers prayers at Guruvayur Temple
Sri Lankan authorities reach agreement on continuing with the Lotus Tower project
Sri Lankan Minister says country no longer has any second class citizens
Sri Lanka welcomes Dutch investments in high-tech industries
Sri Lanka provides aid to Vanuatu cyclone victims
UPFA expected to meet Sri Lankan President to discuss 19th Amendment to the Constitution
Sri Lankan Prime Minister leaves for India

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.