Sunday, May 24, 2009

Now another set of sanctions against Sri Lanka

By Mendaka Abeysekera, US Correspondent

(LB)US Senator Patrick Leahy (D- Vermont) has proposed another round of financial sanctions against the Mahinda Rajapaksa government to the US Senate, last Wednesday (20) in Washington DC.

Senator Leahy with Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Senator Bob Casey (D- Pennsylvania) have introduced an amendment making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, to the US Senate, blocking financial support to the Sri Lankan Government excepting if it was for basic human needs. Full text Share on Facebook