Colombo, Mar 24: The American goods like Coca Cola and Pepsi were boycotted by the Nationalist Sri Lankan groups in a bid to avenge US for supporting US moved Resolution, urging the country to investigate alleged war crimes against the Lankan Tamils.
The resolution has been praised by the human rights groups and ethnic Tamil politicians, they considered it as an opportunity to build peace.
The UN Human Rights Council urged Sri Lanka to probe allegations of summary executions, kidnapping and other abuses of which its troops were accused of.
However, the government officials who spearheaded the protests against the vote, said that the country be given time and space to rebuild strained relations between the majority Sinhalese and minority Tamil ethnic communities.
The Colombo protestors on Friday, Mar 23 urged the public to say, "No to Coca-Cola, wheat flour, Pepsi - Let's boycott American goods for the country."
"Although the Americans may not feel this boycott, we must show our protest. That way, we can establish an anti-American sentiment among the people," said Gunadasa Amarasekara, leader of the National Patriotic Front party.