US assures it will help SL fulfil UN commitments

20 June 2018 10:39 pm - 18     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


In the wake of the US pull-out from the UNHRC, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap met with senior Sri Lankan officials today and assured them that the US would continue to support Sri Lanka as it works to fulfil commitments made with regard to UN resolutions.

In a statement this evening, the US Embassy said Ambassador Keshap had assured Sri Lankan officials that they will remain fully engaged with Sri Lanka.

“We would continue to support the Sri Lankan Government to meet its continuing and standing commitments to the international community, to advance the cause of reconciliation and lasting peace for all Sri Lankans,” it said.

It said Sri Lanka and the US co-sponsored two UN Human Rights Commission Resolutions, 30/1 in 2015 and 34/1 in 2017, and the US continues to extend its fullest support to Sri Lanka to fulfil these important commitments and obligations as articulated and reaffirmed in these resolutions.

It also said Sri Lanka's continued progress towards the fulfilment of these international commitments will facilitate further growth in bilateral relations between the two nations and enhance Sri Lanka's ability to engage with friends and partners around the world.

“We will follow Sri Lanka's progress closely and look ahead to engaging with Sri Lanka between now and March 2019 in the spirit of friendship that has marked our recent relations. As Sri Lanka takes further steps outlined in the Geneva resolution, the US will also support and expand our bilateral partnership,” the US Embassy said.

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  • James Ingram Wednesday, 20 June 2018 10:52 PM

    His govt says the institution (UNHCR) is biased and withdraws. In the meanwhile he tells Sri lanka that he will help us fulfill commitments from the same institute . Can any one see the mockery here ? . Thank god he is been packed off . Our fools believed these guys.

    Lord Wolfstein Thursday, 21 June 2018 10:50 AM

    The US pull out from the UNHCR has no influence on Sri Lanka's compliance with its treaty with the world community.

    Doratupala Wednesday, 20 June 2018 11:06 PM

    Absolute doublespeak!

    Tinkiriya Wednesday, 20 June 2018 11:15 PM

    We don't need your help. First help your own country from becoming the Nazi state of the 21st century.

    Aja Thursday, 21 June 2018 10:24 AM

    Very well said

    Ruwan Thursday, 21 June 2018 12:16 AM

    Owa denu parahata thama sammathehi pihita sita

    Dreamer Thursday, 21 June 2018 01:17 AM

    Reconciliation will never happen. So far there are no developments in the North and East. Unemployment is beyond belief.

    sHeHaN Thursday, 21 June 2018 02:47 AM

    Now the Americans have No Right to Advise or Pressureise Sri Lanka on Human Rights since it’s no longer a member of UNHCR, First look in to the violation of human rights of children separated from their parents invite the Mexican border which our soldiers never did during the war or post war refugee camps.

    Lanka Thursday, 21 June 2018 05:56 PM

    Thanks to Trump!!

    Nilame Thursday, 21 June 2018 09:00 AM

    While saying UN is a biased organization,how could they ask us to complie with resolutions been brought against us? Is there any logic here?

    sach Thursday, 21 June 2018 09:01 AM

    Help us? LOL....SL should be far away from USA

    Chandu Thursday, 21 June 2018 09:37 AM

    Dear Athul please leave us alone and mind your own business.

    Suresh Thursday, 21 June 2018 10:33 AM

    From 1958 to 2009, many attrocities committed aginst the Tamil people by State Terrorism. But there was no free and fair investigation.This time also the government is unable to fullfil the promises given to UN. This is the reason many persons critise the US.

    Joseph Thursday, 21 June 2018 10:33 AM

    The US has withdrawn from the UNHRC on grounds that it is bias but wants SL to fulfill its obligations. Can some one explain the logic please ?

    eustace619 Thursday, 21 June 2018 03:14 PM

    Well well. We don't run internment camps for little children where they are held in cages, separated from their parents. Illicit immigrants or not, it is inhumane and morally repugnant. Reminds me of the 1930s Nazi state. Same rhetoric, same repressive attitude where individual rights are trampled by rampant hatred towards the "Other". History repeats itself eh?? Sadly... Get your own house in order before you preach us please USA

    John Thursday, 21 June 2018 03:46 PM

    US threw SL in to the cesspool in 2015 and the yahaplana idiots who happily followed the orders now stink from the head to the toes! Ditta dhamma vedaniya karma! It is a shame that the ambassador is still trying to keep us attached to the cesspit.

    US Thursday, 21 June 2018 05:58 PM

    Do not trust or believe the Trump administration. They will destroy America and the rest of the world.

    dickie bird Thursday, 21 June 2018 07:55 PM

    Fill commitments placed by a bias Organisation ?? Atul speaking from his posterior or exterior? First know what your Boss speak these days " Human Rights violator Countries are in UNHRC Committees and running the show..

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