An Open Letter to HE the President of Sri Lanka on the Ill-bred Conduct of an American Diplomat
Posted on June 5th, 2020

Issued by The Sri Lanka Study Circle

We, the members of the Sri Lanka Study Circle in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement, were shocked to learn from a reputed local television channel that on 04 June 2020, an American diplomat, brushing aside officers performing their duties, had forcibly and illegally entered our country, refusing to submit himself to the WHO approved PCR (Polymerase chain reaction) test for COVID 19. The incident had taken place at the International Airport in Katunayake.

We, as citizens of this country, condemn outright, the churlish and boorish behaviour of this ‘ugly’ American who has brazenly flouted our laws, undermined the authority of the executives of the Sri Lanka government and above all, endangered the lives of a 22 Million people.

We are acutely aware that America has lost its fight against COVID19, with thousands dying daily on their streets and being buried in unmarked mass graves. We are equally aware that Sri Lanka is successfully battling the virus, with just 11 deaths as at present.

If subsequent to this incident, there is an upsurge in infections and thousands were to die, we place this uncouth American and his Ambassador on notice for the deaths.

We take this opportunity to applaud and recognise the disciplined and committed officials who took a principled stand at the airport and expect your Excellency to commend them publicly for their actions and thereby give confidence to the people and all government employees that you stand by your subordinates.

The actions of this coarse American have denigrated our sovereignty and our National pride; he gives the impression that he has a mindset of those policemen who murdered George Floyd in cold blood.

We expect Your Excellency to take stern action against this uncivilised American who continues to remain in the country, illegally. We expect you to summon the American Ambassador, issue a warning to her and declare this ugly American, persona non grata in this country.

One Response to “An Open Letter to HE the President of Sri Lanka on the Ill-bred Conduct of an American Diplomat”

  1. dhane Says:

    American diplomat action refused to test for COVID 19 incident at the International Airport in Katunayake is the second episode of Swiss Embassy staff member’s drama had immediately after presidential elections. Your Excellency to take stern action against these uncivilised staff members of all Embassies.

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