The Ambassador in Ceylon (Satterthwaite) to the Secretary of State
61. Embtel 60, July 31. Embassy considers leak most unfortunate because possible disrupting effect on market and particularly because contemplated contract (Deptel 1, July 2) wld fall so far short of expectation created by daily news articles that general dissatisfaction locally inevitable. Embassy anticipates glut of inquiries and will continue deny all knowledge until instructed otherwise.
Dept pass London; sent Dept 61, rptd info London 13.