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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Sri Lankan Embassy Provides a Photo Opportunity for a Drug Peddler with FM Samaraweera

(SLB) Sri Lanka Embassy in Berlin had invited a drug peddler convicted by German courts to a get together with the President Sirisena and other ministers who were visited Germany early this month.

He has been able to take photographs with the minsters and posted them on his face book. In one of the photos he posted alongside the foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera.

Here is the one of the photos now circulating among the SriLankan living in Germany. The person on the left corner in white shirt had been convicted for 10 years imprisonment for drug peddling in Berlin few years ago.

The gentleman wearing a brown jacket next to FM Samaraweera in this photograph has no connection to the person in question.

According to SLB sources after 4 & half years he had been released on parole and deported to Sri Lanka. Unconfirmed information says that he came back to Germany after marrying a social worker.

Among the SriLankns invited by the embassy for the get together with the President and the ministers were extreme Sinhala nationalists including former Sinhala Weera Vidana activists.

Reliable sources say that President and FM had a meeting with the GTF during their short stay.

None of the pro-democracy SriLankans, who have been campaigning for democratic Sri Lanka for decades and living in Berliin were not invited by the Embassy for any such meetings.

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