SL slams US over travel warning

August 12, 2014 2:56 AM

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COLOMBO: Sri Lanka accused the United States on Monday of creating a “false and alarmist view” after Washington warned of possible violence on the island and said anti-Western sentiment was rising.

The travel warning was issued after an opposition party staged a peaceful protest outside the US embassy in Colombo over Israeli actions in Gaza. It said there was increased pressure on anyone linked to US projects, warning that “even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational a...

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