US aware of Lankan HR situation

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The US said that it was aware about the human rights situation in Sri Lanka and that that they continued to engage directly with the Sri Lankan Government on those issues of looking at the past

Speaking at  a press conference,  Assistant Secretary for Democracy Human Rights and Labor Michael Posner added  that, "We continue to engage directly with the Sri Lankan Government on those issues of looking at the past. The UN, has an expert that''s now doing its work. We''re going to watch that closely," he said.

There is a very real internal discussion here about what our alternatives are. But we''re aware of both of some of the humanitarian issues that continue to be of concern, as well as the issues of how to deal with the past," Posner said. (Source : PTI)

  Comments - 37

  • Rajitha Sunday, 12 December 2010 04:19 AM

    i assume you also believe that devolution of power in the US (thereby breaking up the country into 50 separate countries) would solve all the problems in the US right?

    ind Monday, 13 December 2010 03:56 AM

    No we should start from Japan (Hiroshima, Nagasaki) in 1942.

    ind Monday, 13 December 2010 03:58 AM

    Exactly !

    Arasi Saturday, 11 December 2010 10:17 AM

    Dear Sir!, Just talking is not enough!!

    kudu Saturday, 11 December 2010 10:58 AM

    first lets start with the US war criminals

    Bandaraa. Saturday, 11 December 2010 11:13 AM

    UNCLE SAM
    You all need not get too close to Srilanka and police them, We do not posses Weapons of Mass destruction or Nuclear arms.
    We only know about your nakedness in your foreign policy, The double standards you all adopt with greed to suck the resources of the developing nations. Wikieleakes have further tarnished your image and shown to all of us in other nations of the planet earth what hypocrites you all are. A 200 + year old Nation who calls themselves the Super power in this earth will be overpowered by China & India in the near future. Now that you all are getting Bankrupt and your economies are getting weak er , please don't try to do police work in small countries like ours to disturb the peace we have achieve after three decades.

    Fayad B Saturday, 11 December 2010 11:14 AM

    The world is aware about the human rights situation in Iraq & Afghanistan
    UN, why not watch that closely ????

    Damith Saturday, 11 December 2010 11:23 AM

    Sir we need devolution of power in Sri Lanka that will solve all the concerns.

    sanjeayan Saturday, 11 December 2010 11:34 AM

    I agree 100% with your comment!

    Roy Saturday, 11 December 2010 11:38 AM

    Uncle Sam,
    If you preach then you must practice as well!
    Where we will be able to see? I that in wikileak!!!!

    micky Saturday, 11 December 2010 11:40 AM

    We r aware of US human rights..

    abc Saturday, 11 December 2010 11:42 AM

    Hey B$$$$$$$ did you find WMD in iraq????

    Arasi Saturday, 11 December 2010 11:58 AM

    Dear Damith,
    You are perfectly correct, but the Government can not understand this basic mantra.

    Hari Hari Saturday, 11 December 2010 12:09 PM

    No need to devolve... make the community Sri Lankan... .not Sinhalese , Tamils, Muslims etc....

    Pramod F Saturday, 11 December 2010 12:14 PM

    Yes of course! We too aware of your human rights as well.

    suwantha Saturday, 11 December 2010 12:16 PM

    if a country violates human right no doubt it should be examined .otherwise jungle law remain for ever.

    suwantha Saturday, 11 December 2010 12:33 PM

    we cant blame only us in srilanka also certain distance human right violation occur .so people are desperated of it.

    jd Saturday, 11 December 2010 12:48 PM

    didnt US murdered 7 innocent civiliance just 2day in afganisthan.

    Konde bendapu china Saturday, 11 December 2010 01:02 PM

    wiki leaks tell all about Uncle SAM Guantanamo and Iraq,Afghanistan,Yemen,etc,etc,you name it US have violated all the fundamentals

    dam Saturday, 11 December 2010 01:04 PM

    You are 200% correct.

    lalith Wije Saturday, 11 December 2010 01:14 PM

    What about the HR situ in USA? Does she not read the wiki leaks? We have a very much better record than the USA. Why does nor MR offer Julian Assange refuge in Sri Lanka? Lalith Wuje

    Chandanafe Saturday, 11 December 2010 01:49 PM

    similarly why dont you ask seperate area in canada or UK

    san Saturday, 11 December 2010 02:51 PM

    Dear Sir....

    Could you please take care USA first? there is so probles with out soloution's.

    nagu Sunday, 12 December 2010 03:22 PM

    Yeah i dont think he is aware of US human rights situation in Irag.....Afganistan.....

    nagu Sunday, 12 December 2010 03:25 PM

    Oh really....thats what LTTE wanted and ended up asking for a separate country....Even in India the federal system is not working....

    channa Sunday, 12 December 2010 03:27 PM

    they found Oil and will never leave Iraq now...

    danny -uk Sunday, 12 December 2010 03:29 PM

    And lack of action taken against the US army violaters....Only they take action against Wikileaks for exposing them.

    Mifaz Saturday, 11 December 2010 04:19 PM

    But not as a separate country....

    pasel Saturday, 11 December 2010 06:52 PM

    You are right on the money you can run but you can't hide

    Vani Saturday, 11 December 2010 07:32 PM

    Contribution of Diaspora Tamils is very important because Diaspora Tamils total income is more than Sri Lankan GDP.

    Sinhaya Saturday, 11 December 2010 07:59 PM

    Wedi Bana!

    oyage podi guru Sunday, 12 December 2010 06:30 PM

    The federal system works in the U.S.

    Danton Sunday, 12 December 2010 07:04 PM

    Go to the people and get the facts not the Foolish politicos and there Hench men.

    Ray Saturday, 11 December 2010 10:52 PM

    Please leave our country alone...
    We may have killed the terrorists and their accomplices to save our country from terrorism which when none of you helped us other than India and China.

    Lahiru Saturday, 11 December 2010 11:36 PM

    Dear Sir,
    The whole world is now aware of your HR situation thanks to wikileaks.

    RainGod Sunday, 12 December 2010 01:02 AM

    TALKING TO OUR LEADERS IS LIKE TALKING TO THE WALL. WHY NOT PHYSICALLY LIBERATE sf?

    Harsh Sunday, 12 December 2010 01:33 AM

    What power you want devolve ? With our devolving power we have what LTTE has done. Massive haul of arms were collected . what for ? Just forget about it . It wont solve problems


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