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Diatribe against the Diaspora

“The President came to UK and returned back to Sri Lanka, happy as a lark. Now what happened to these … Tamil Tiger Terrorist Lawyers?”

“Your nudity is apparent, spineless shameless Britishers!”

Not unexpectedly, President Mahinda Rajapakse’s disinvitation from speaking at the Oxford Union last week amid mass protests and new evidence of war crimes, has fuelled the Sri Lankan establishment’s hostility towards both the Tamil Diaspora and the UK.

However, the invective-laden opinion published Monday on Sri Lankan government websites is striking.

Accompanied on one by a disclaimer, the article was simultaneously published on the websites of the Ministry of Defence and the Media Centre for National Security.