SL has not initiated a credible inquiry as yet-US

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The United States today said that Sri Lanka has not initiated a full, credible, or independent investigation into longstanding allegations of human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, including sexual assault.

Speaking at the State Department daily press briefing, Patrick Ventrell, Acting Deputy Spokesperson said, “…to date, the Government of Sri Lanka has not initiated a full, credible, or independent investigation into longstanding allegations of human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, including sexual assault. So we’re reviewing this particular report, but you know where we’ve been in terms of human rights in Sri Lanka and our really deep concerns.”

In response to a question about UN Human Rights Report and also Human Rights Watch on Sri Lanka, the spokesman said, “So we’re reviewing this lengthy and extensive report. I understand we just got it a day or so ago. But we do note our strong concern about human rights violations and violations of international humanitarian law in Sri Lanka.”
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  • asha Friday, 01 March 2013 11:17 AM

    Both countries have to face the inquiry to be fair

    Maha Rajanani Friday, 01 March 2013 11:24 AM

    Patrick Ventrel, Sure, you are paid to tell this by Tamil Tiger Diaspora,. but, with or without you people we are making progress.

    N.Bandara Friday, 01 March 2013 11:32 AM

    We live in peace now. The most ungrateful people anywhere in the world are in this country. What they can't stick is someone from the South did it! If the Rs were from Colombo and belonged to the English speaking elite then there wouldn't have been an issue.

    Buffaloa Citizen Friday, 01 March 2013 11:46 AM

    Koyada yannay, mallay pol. Criminality is criminality whether it is committed by a southern yakko, northern demala or Colombo english educated savvy.

    saman Friday, 01 March 2013 12:07 PM

    Mind your own business USA

    Tomsamusa Saturday, 02 March 2013 03:01 AM

    God bles America our sweet home.

    Tomsamusa Saturday, 02 March 2013 03:04 AM

    End product would be a constipated look on pakses and many more loose motions by the commissions and panels appointed by them as had been in past since 1958

    up Friday, 01 March 2013 10:52 AM

    As a first step of cedible investigations not only incidents of final stages of war, Duminda Silva, Ceylinco, Lasntha, Eknaligoda, we change the Chief Justice. So therafter we are completing tose pending casese at LAMBO GINI speed. Donot worry.

    ind Friday, 01 March 2013 10:54 AM

    Before looking at others credibility, have done any credibility report on Hirishima/Nagasaki, invasion of Iraq/Afghanistan/Libya ? When the commander in Charge of Iraq war said they didn't find any MDW from Iraq, he has to die. still his death is a misery. No you asking about credibility.

    Kumara Friday, 01 March 2013 11:04 AM

    Yes, everybody knows that it is an eye wash!

    Ravi Friday, 01 March 2013 11:00 AM

    There was no independent investigation and there will be no in future too. Because;
    1. Who appoint the panel? Government (already the independent is in question)
    2. Who is going to fund it? Government
    3. Who is going to received the report? Government
    4. Who is going to implement it? Government
    5. Who is going to monitor it? Government

    Nodrog Friday, 01 March 2013 11:07 AM

    Considering their excellent track record on human rights abuse all over the world, the US is fully qualified to comment on this subject. But they are not qualified to judge anyone else until they clean out their backyard first!


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