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The State Department said today the US was 'deeply concerned about allegations of violations with regard to humanitarian law and human rights' and reiterated it would introduce a resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Answering a question posed by a journalist at the daily news briefing, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland also said the US welcomed the report by UN Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay

“We continue to be deeply concerned by allegations of violations of international humanitarian law and human rights in Sri Lanka. We support a full accounting for all who are engaged in acts of violation of international humanitarian law. We also welcome the report by UN Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay. We also note the strong concern about the Sri Lankan Government’s lack of action to address these long standing issues of reconciliation and accountability. And as you know, we plan to introduce our own resolution on this at the Human Rights Council,” Ms. Nuland said.
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  • Nodrog Thursday, 21 February 2013 10:28 AM

    Take your screws and shove it....tightly!

    godofwar Thursday, 21 February 2013 06:23 AM

    all statements and nothing will be done until the next meeting and it will continue round and round.

    GOBI Wednesday, 20 February 2013 03:45 PM

    good luck

    Shaq Wednesday, 20 February 2013 03:57 PM

    If it leads to economic sanctions, it would be devastating for the people of Sri Lanka while politician will continue their luxurious life.

    nicky karunarathna Thursday, 21 February 2013 02:28 AM

    SL should not face this lies and damn lies perpatraded against the country and its people by the most horrendous war criiminal namely, US - who is responsible for millions of cold bloodedly killings in Afghainistan and Iraq and also by drone attacks.. Hence SL should forthwith withdraw from these forums until they come with absollute truth and justice for all in level playing field.

    Sajita Thursday, 21 February 2013 07:12 AM

    Well said sir..

    Lucky Weeramantry Wednesday, 20 February 2013 12:10 PM

    US Is Driving The Final Nails. It Will Signed Sealed And Delivered In Time., No Mercy This Time.

    nivantha Wednesday, 20 February 2013 12:21 PM

    why is the UN saying that your government is not co-oprating UN war crime investigation regarding the drone attacks ? may SL need a bring resoultion for that

    mahen Thursday, 21 February 2013 07:51 AM

    no comments....

    Neil Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:33 AM

    Good,very good & excellent!

    A.Josep Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:33 AM

    Good move, also need first-class political solution

    No Drog Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:30 AM

    screws are getting tighter ..and tighter....

    No Drog Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:33 AM

    well done pillai ...

    Kodithuwakkuarachchi Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:49 AM

    why is Bodu Bala Sena silent at a time when they should be at the forefront to protect our jaathiya.

    band Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:55 AM

    We have a country run by 99.999% idiots elected by poor masses. Please help correct this situation at our country's law, Judiciary, public administration fields (at least) by raising the level of education through our school systems to Universities (internal fighting always by brainless students). Your talks they would not understand either due to lack of education. We have 3 education ministries by the way.

    band Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:00 AM

    In fact you are crediting (by talking professionally) to our country men and women. Just understand they have no brains nor educations and they will understand only that you are complementing and respecting them very much by speaking in English.

    ashok Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:00 AM

    Sri Lanka Kota Uda

    kusi Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:04 AM

    Looking forward....

    MagodisThuma Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:06 AM

    Madame... What do you say about drone attacks on civilians in Afghanistan ? Is it not against humanitarian law and human rights ? US can enter any country by force & kill anybody is that the humanitarian law you observe ?

    GOBI Wednesday, 20 February 2013 02:35 PM

    We need very strong resolution lsike what is brought against Serbia.
    Sri Lanka should be free of criminals currently ruling the island. Hats off tothe efforts US keep it up

    Asoka Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:23 AM

    Killing Afghanistan freedom fighters and urinating to dead bodies by American Soldiers is not a violation of human law? Is UNHRC and UNO given licence to USA to kill this people in this world?

    Goata Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:23 AM

    Because its not against Muslims!

    MagodisThuma Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:27 AM

    Bodu Balasena is a Buddhist Fundamentalists organization!. Their main concern is Religion not politics !

    Faris Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:29 AM

    Only when they can do something against Muslim they will come out.

    Sana Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:39 PM

    Good one!

    Sana Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:42 PM

    How about 2nd class for now?

    Jack Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:41 AM

    They are busy with HALAL !

    RampUK Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:42 AM

    Thats ok, we know how to unscrew. Even prabha thought the screw was tight till it turned around and screwed him..

    Ravi Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:44 AM

    Yes well done, at least now you are earning the money you're being paid. Please don't forget those of us who sucked up to you.

    Gorakaya Thursday, 21 February 2013 12:35 AM

    Pillai. Are you going to bring any western countries to answer for their human rights records during Iraq and Afganisthan wars ?.

    Reader Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:52 AM

    Who will have the backbone to bring up a resolution against US Israeli for massacring Muslims in Palestine and violating political boundaries to entr in to other countries to carry out assassinations...????

    Grace Wednesday, 20 February 2013 03:29 PM

    Because of the prevailing situation, US wants to exercise more influence in this region. That is the motive of this US sponsored resolution

    Thushara Dharmasri Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:53 AM

    if UN ban our country like iran do you think that is good for us...our children. without food, medicine etc..
    your site promoting anti Sri Lankan people and you responsible for damage country image.


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