Engage in a process of accountability-US

15 April 2011 07:14 am - 19     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The United States has said that it encourages the Sri Lankan Government to engage in a process of accountability with regard to the allegations of war crimes during the civil war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE).

"We have encouraged the Sri Lankan Government to engage in a process of accountability and to also use this Panel of (UN) Experts and their expertise, obviously, to address some of the questions," the State Department spokesman, Mark Toner, told reporters at his daily news conference.

He was responding to question about the report that was commissioned by the UN about war crimes in the final stage of the conflict.

The report has been shown to the Government of Sri Lanka but still hasn''t been given to the public.

"I think that we believe that the Lessons Learnt commission and Reconciliation commission were good steps.

But we believe also that the UN Panel of Experts is a useful asset and should be taken advantage of by the government," Toner said.

  Comments - 19

  • MIDDLE Friday, 15 April 2011 09:26 AM

    look who is talking!!!

    galak Saturday, 16 April 2011 03:29 AM

    Ha ha ha lol good one man good one....

    Lal Silva Sunday, 17 April 2011 04:28 AM

    Regional countries are better positioned to understand our problems/solutions and advice us meaningfully. Check this.

    Roshan Saturday, 16 April 2011 03:33 AM

    China has to help us as it is the next leader of the world. India has to help us as it created the LTTE.

    Sunil Gamage Sunday, 17 April 2011 05:40 AM

    what a country to advise us: UN americanised version report has made on the basis of biased inquiries. So as a nation we don't have to worry about this. The culprits are doing the real damage to Libya. stern military action needed against them.


    Sunil Balapitiya Saturday, 16 April 2011 11:00 AM

    United States should engage in a process of accountability, without telling it to other countries. US, first of all you better practice it.

    NAL Saturday, 16 April 2011 05:46 AM

    what... of... what.!!!???

    Ranjan Friday, 15 April 2011 12:14 PM

    This is very true. Lot of people don't know this including most Americans.

    TMA Friday, 15 April 2011 12:36 PM

    What a load of blunder. U've been influenced by conspiracy theory 4 too long

    Powerless Friday, 15 April 2011 12:50 PM

    As long as China and India are with us, US cannot influence us in any way. Sorry US.

    Paul Saturday, 16 April 2011 06:37 AM

    Then,are you going to free Sri Lanka from the war crime allegations or tighten it more?

    asha Monday, 18 April 2011 06:58 AM


    asha Monday, 18 April 2011 06:59 AM

    Define the word first!

    Jix Friday, 15 April 2011 08:37 AM

    and U.S. does seem to have a wonderful record of bringing peace and reconciliation to the world of late... so this friendly advice has a lot of... credibility...

    Jehan Friday, 15 April 2011 08:38 AM

    Hay US, Pls mind ur own business... Then How u go about Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, And More Importantly Israel... This shows the amphibian nature of US diplomatics

    hb Friday, 15 April 2011 09:00 AM

    Great advice from the nation which destroyed Iraq because of non existing weapons of mass destruction

    s Jayawardene Friday, 15 April 2011 09:18 AM

    Sri Lankans faced the most severe terrorism. Our innocent people died. Kids were blown to pieces. What rites other than irradiating the terrorism. I think big powers want a revival of killings. Let them try in their own countries.

    bada uda gemmba Friday, 15 April 2011 09:27 AM

    RICH comming from the US!! What about Guantanamo, Vietnam, Granada, Iraq, Afganistan and Human Rights in their own country?? to name just a few

    FREE Friday, 15 April 2011 09:13 AM

    IT'S FREEMASON'S POWER. Check the $ 1/- bill, on the reverse. You'll find a pyramid and a capstone with a symbol of an EYE. That's FREEMASON SYMBOL. New World Order is their ambition. We're just a pawn to be used on their N.W.O. projects.

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