Sri Lanka, US discusses security matters

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  • Lankan envoy takes up US Department of Justice charges against accused in Easter Sunday bombings and actions of pro-LTTE organisations on US soil

Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha had a virtual discussion with Department of Justice (DoJ) Deputy Chief of Staff and Counsellor for International Affairs Dan Stigall and senior officials of the DoJ last week to follow-up on the charges filed last month by the US District Court in Los Angeles against three Sri Lankans for ‘Conspiring to Provide Material Support to ISIS’ in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka in April 2019. All three are currently in Sri Lanka›s custody. 

The Ambassador also called for closer monitoring of the pro-LTTE organisations operating in the US, who contrary to US laws, were glorifying terrorism and martyrdom, while propagating hate speech and disinformation.