Be patient -SL tells Int'l community

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The new Sri Lankan government on Wednesday urged the international community including the human rights community to be patient stating that 'this is a time of fragile transition' in Sri Lanka.

"I urge the international community including the human rights community to be patient. This is a time of fragile transition. The Government of Sri Lanka is committed to the success of this journey of strengthening democracy, good governance and the rule of law while ensuring the promotion and protection of human rights of all her citizens," foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera said.

Addressing a gathering at the prestigious Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, in Washington DC on the theme 'Sri Lanka after the Presidential Election', the minister also said that Sri Lanka would like to see the President of the United States of America visiting Sri Lanka.

The full speech


  Comments - 14

  • meera Thursday, 12 February 2015 03:16 PM

    For how long? for another 5 years?After 5 years another new Government will come and say again "Be Patient.Hello no more patient please, only action please.

    shirani Friday, 13 February 2015 04:30 AM

    Where were the TNA leaders who r talking of genocide now, when ordinary Tamils were being used as human shields by the LTTE?

    ratne Thursday, 12 February 2015 08:37 PM

    Forget everything with a single short of whisky and have a good trip around the world.

    chinthaka Thursday, 12 February 2015 04:16 PM

    We need to think why NPC issued genocide resolution now when New regime is waiving flag of friendship to Tamils. It seems to bring maximum pressure on current regime, which they view as a very weak one, to steal heavy concessions beyond 13A plus.

    Mohamed Thursday, 12 February 2015 05:05 PM

    Thanks to China and other countries supported Sri Lanka at the UN, Since regime change going to open the door for investigation to send MR and those rescued the counties from ruthless terrorist. All the Sri Lankans must stand up against this action regardless of party, color and religion. Where is UN probe against US genocide against Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Palatine

    Sam Thursday, 12 February 2015 05:39 PM

    Mara navillal nenavenne usa walata

    Rush Thursday, 12 February 2015 05:51 PM

    The flag of friendship is waved at separatists not Tamil ordinary people.

    Lionwije Thursday, 12 February 2015 06:02 PM

    Why cannot NPC cooperate? Why cannot they wait for 66 months?

    mohan Thursday, 12 February 2015 06:05 PM

    No changes on ground.

    karnan Thursday, 12 February 2015 06:09 PM

    You have comitted genocide , thuth hurts.

    truh Friday, 13 February 2015 08:25 PM

    Genocide is not just withing the last days of war. Genocide is how systematically you plan and execute the livelihood, economy, properties etc etc and make a socity without them to improve the life.. this includes systematic killing, tourture, kidnapins, rapes etc etc. No quetion on war was won over ltte. now we know how previous regime was lying on each and every action and divert the people. Includig what happen in vanni during the war and after that. Isnt you changed the regime because of all boru?

    Nish Thursday, 12 February 2015 02:33 PM

    From whom did our foreign minister take permission to address a renown NGO that works to destabilize developing world in the name of peace?

    Andrew Friday, 13 February 2015 12:28 PM

    Nish, do you have no commonsense? Where did you get your facts from? The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is not an NGO. It is a global think tank - two very different things. A think tank discusses ways to make a situation better. A think tank is made up of people with brains. In my career as a Sri Lankan lawyer in the United Kingdom and a member of Lincolns Inn I have addressed many think tanks. Believe it or not, think tanks bring about lasting change - the under educated like you do not.

    Ryan Thursday, 12 February 2015 03:07 PM

    We are waiting till the elections

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