Sunday, July 2, 2017

US House votes to further incarcerate 86 innocent inmates in Guantanamo

Daya Gamage,

Image from article, with caption: The incarceration at US detention facility at Guantanamo
If the handlers of Sri Lanka's external affairs pundits have understood the basics of public diplomacy here's some news for them: The United States House of Representatives last Friday June 14 not only put into a clause to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 to continue the operation of America's overseas detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba but also to further incarcerate 86 of the 166 inmates who have been cleared as no culpability - meaning innocent - denying their freedom. ...
The handlers of Sri Lanka's external affairs need to acquire some strategic thinking, project ahead, do research, find some analytical skills to use the basics of public diplomacy and strategic communication to use the impressive record Sri Lanka possesses to challenge and combat some of the Western lawmakers and policymakers who have succumbed to secessionist Tamil Diaspora elements confronting their dismal human rights record. ...

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