Colombo, Feb 25.- Sri Lankan intellectuals sent a letter to the US embassy in Colombo to strongly condemn the inclusion of Cuba in the list of countries sponsoring terrorism, it was released today.
The members of the Friends of Cuba-Sri Lanka Association joined the progressive voices that throughout the world demand that this new action against the Caribbean country be immediately reversed, said a statement from said group to which Prensa Latina had access.
The letter, addressed to the US ambassador to Sri Lanka, Alaina B. Teplitz, expressed that this action carried out by the previous administration of Donald Trump aims to interrupt the progress of the peoples of the two countries to normalize their relationship.
They also stressed that the whole world knows that the process of designation of countries sponsoring terrorism by the US State Department is completely political.
They further asserted that it is a well-known fact that the United States provides refuge for foreign political and military figures associated with the world's repressive right-wing regimes.
Another cruel act to destroy Cuba is the unjust financial and commercial blockade, which has brought immense hardships to the Cuban people and has cost the economy of the Caribbean country millions in losses during the last six decades, they stressed.
The Cuban Medical Brigade Henry Reeve works voluntarily around the world to help countries fight the Covid-19 pandemic but the cowardly blockade action against the island causes immense problems to their work due to the difficulties in obtaining biomedical equipment to your operations.
Therefore, they concluded, we join the progressive forces in the United States to demand that these brutal actions be immediately reversed and allow the Cuban people to achieve the development and prosperity promised by their Revolution. (Text and photo: PL)