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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered: Sri Lanka Shares U.S. Concern

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INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0452

UNCLAS COLOMBO 001662

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR ISN, EAP, IO, AND SA/INS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL UNSC PARM KNNP KN CE
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED: SRI LANKA SHARES U.S. CONCERN
OVER NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR TEST

REF: SECSTATE 169418

1. Charge delivered reftel demarche to MFA Additional
Secretary for Political Affairs Geetha de Silva on October

SIPDIS
10. Charge stressed the negative implications of the test
for international efforts to combat proliferation,
international terrorism, and the spread of weapons of mass
destruction, and noted that the U.S. is encouraging other
governments to denounce the North Korean action. Ambassador
de Silva said the GSL is very concerned about this issue and
will be watching closely developments at the UN Security
Council in New York. She stressed that Sri Lanka is a
signatory to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear
Weapons.

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