28 April 2023 03:00 pm – 5      – 5182



While expressing surprise on the US decision to blacklist him and his family from entering US, North Western Province Governor Wasantha Karannagoda yesterday said that there is ‘something else’ behind the move.

“I have some doubts about the move and believed that there is something else behind this,” the former Navy Commander Karannagoda said adding that, “It was a surprise to me that 14 years after the war, suddenly the US has taken a decision to blacklist me.”

He also said he believed that a former military official and the US ambassador are behind the move.

The former Commander also accused the State Department for refereeing information that were documented by NGOs and other investigations to impose the ban on him. “It is a shame for the State Department to refer some NGOs reports to designate me,” he said.


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