Sri Lanka a US Military Vassal State: Mission Colombo (Integrated Country Strategy) of USA Towards Sri Lanka April 6, 2022
Posted on February 2nd, 2024

Dilrook Kannangara

It is yet another secret military deal with USA approved following agreement by both parties on April 6, 2022. It is not surprising that Sri Lankan media failed to report this as they were silent on the first ACSA secret deal signed between USA and Sri Lanka on March 11, 2007. This was extended 10 years later as the original 2007 ACSA created an inescapable military trap.

The new military engagement with USA (April 6, 2022) is far more dangerous, intrusive and invasive.

The president, the Cabinet and the parliament can annul this deal any time. But they don’t for personal, corrupt and opportunistic reasons.

Quoted from it,

Mission Colombo remains committed to helping Sri Lanka protect its sovereignty and reshape its security forces to tackle current and emerging threats, including transnational maritime crime and disaster response, leaving the country better poised to contribute to regional and global security. Mission Colombo will continue to apply U.S. law and advocate for shared democratic values, vetting all security sector personnel who receive U.S. foreign assistance resources. Human rights training and gender and ethno-communal diversity within the security apparatus will continue to be an important component of our bilateral military engagement.”

Readers are encouraged to read the document and gain an understanding of how Sri Lanka has already become a US military vassal state. This is part of steady American-militarization of Sri Lanka that started in 2007 with ACSA agreement (signed in secret by two US citizens). Interestingly 2007 was the year when American (and other NATO) ISBs (International Sovereign Bonds) were introduced to Sri Lanka which became an economic and debt trap since 2007. Interestingly, the top officials in Sri Lanka overlooking the military and the economy in 2007 were both US citizens and they personally approved both these deals!

USA has been very clever in first winning over the more patriotic” political camp. If the more patriotic” camp can be won over, there is no need to worry for the less patriotic” camp. Now it is proven that there have been no patriotic politicians in Sri Lanka since 2007. It is already too late for Sri Lanka.

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