Statement from the Communist Party of Sri Lanka
Cuba Is Not a State that Sponsors Terrorism
The Communist Party of Sri Lanka condemns the decision of the Trump administration in its final days to designate Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism, which the U.S. State Department did on Monday, 11th of January. While Cuba is widely recognized by the international community as a country that promotes peace and solidarity all over the world, it seems that this designation by the U.S. State Department is not motivated by any legitimate concern related to terrorism.
As we fully aware, that Cuba rejects terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, wherever it is committed, no matter by whom or against whom. Cuba has been a victim of relentless U.S. state terrorism and terrorist attacks, time and again orchestrated by U.S. The reality is that Cuba is the victim of an inhumane blockade imposed by the U.S. government for over 60 years, along with assassinations, terrorist attacks against civilians and systematic economic sabotage, which have met with international condemnation.
Despite these activities of systematic sabotage, Cuba has won the hearts and the support of the world’s peoples for its courageous defense of its sovereignty, its right to determine its own affairs and its vibrant worldwide internationalism.
We fully support the statement of the Cuban government which condemned in the strongest and most absolute terms this fraudulent, arbitrary, unjust and baseless decision by the then U.S. administration and joins its voice with the rest of the world in firmly condemning the decision of the U.S. government to include Cuba on its list of states that sponsor terrorism.
Long live Cuban Revolution!
Down with US Imperialism!
Dr. G. Weerasinghe
25th January 2021