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Wikileaks Coming Colombo’s Way

Nov 29, 2010 10:06:05 PM - thesundayleader.lk

By Faraz Shauketaly

It pours they say, when it rains. Well it certainly looks that way with the latest set of leaked documents coming from the bane of the American government, Wikileaks. Over 257,000 ‘cables’ have been released – well leaked – and amongst them are 3,325 cables from the US Embassy Colombo, well, about Sri Lanka of course.

The “cables” are communications between the State Department – the American Foreign Ministry – and their Embassy in Colombo and vice versa. Of the 3,325 cables from the Colombo mission, 1,533 are unclassified, 1,680 confidential and 112 marked Secret.

A former diplomat said that the Sri Lankan government must be waiting to see exactly what has been leaked. With the Wikileaks website overloaded, the documentation on Sri Lanka was not fully available. It was due any moment was how sources in London put it.