No US visa for Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya

channel-4Retired Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya, has reportedly not been granted a visa to visit the United States although his wife had been granted one in May this year.

The visa applications had been sent to the US Embassy in May and the duo was scheduled to leave the country on a private visit on June 30,the Daily Mirror learns. However, the passport of the former CDS was still at the embassy and had not been returned as yet.

Lt. Gen Jagath Jayasuriya took over as Commander of the Army after the end of the civil conflict and was thereafter appointed Chief of Defense Staff. He retired from the position a few weeks ago. Meanwhile,

when contacted by Daily Mirror on the matter, a spokesman for the US Embassy in Colombo said that as a matter of policy, they cannot comment on individual cases. “That’s all we have to say at this moment,” he said

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