U.S. sure India will go with it again in new SL resolution

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The United States is sure that India will support a country-specific resolution sponsored by it in the coming session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

The U.S. representatives revealed here that it had “decided to sponsor a procedural resolution at the March 2013 session of the U.N. Human Rights Council along with international partners”.

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State James Moore told select media here that “the resolution will be straightforward; it will be a procedural resolution, and it will build on the 2012 resolution which called on Sri Lanka to do more to promote reconciliation and accountability. The resolution will ask the government of Sri Lanka to follow through on its own commitments to its people, including the implementation of the LLRC [Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission] recommendations.” Responding to a question, a transcript of which has been posted on the U.S. Embassy website, Mr. Moore said he was sure that India and all the countries that voted with the U.S. last year would follow the same lead this year: “And the reason there would be another resolution this coming March is because we and the other 23 members of the Human Rights Council who voted for the resolution in 2012 believe that the government of Sri Lanka needs to fulfil the commitment that it’s already made through the LLRC to its people,” he said.

“So this new resolution would reflect our support for those commitments, our continued support. And for the people of Sri Lanka as they continue to face these important issues,” he said.

Official confirmation of the Indian stand was not available. But it is reliably learnt that the issue did figure in all the recent high-level engagements. Sri Lanka has responded to the U.S. announcement, saying that it will defend its rights record. Significant progress has been made, it contended, in implementing the recommendations of the LLRC, which went into the causes of the war with the Tamil Tigers. (The Hindu)
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  • Namal Kodithuwakku Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:49 PM

    You know Tinnanman Square but dont know Iraq, afganistan, viatnam, pakistan, palestine ?

    Niroshan Senanayake Thursday, 31 January 2013 06:09 AM

    This is US habit, all this because of the newly found energy resources in Sri Lanka. Mostly all these allegations they want to have a government that they could control.
    Mostly they may be know that we have these resources underneath our soil.
    Could we have any other justification regarding this colaweri....?

    Lucky Weeramantry Thursday, 31 January 2013 01:42 PM

    Government Is Deaf And Blind

    mail_guy Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:07 AM

    Where are our top commenters with same old song about Iraq and Afgan issue against USA.

    SAM_SPARROW Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:09 AM

    That's why gov banned Visvarupan movie in Sri Lanka to show some fake support from muslims.

    Alex Thursday, 31 January 2013 06:30 AM

    No, India won't go with US this time, Once bitten Twice shy, India would either abstain or support Lanka.

    Kapila Thursday, 31 January 2013 06:40 AM

    Niroshan Senanayake - new found energy resources? Where did we find these? Only energy is the gas from the House on the Diyawanna Oya...

    Poor lankan Thursday, 31 January 2013 07:17 AM

    Aiiyoooooooo,

    Another car price hike to be experienced.

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 01 February 2013 06:20 AM

    They are still sleeping after the big party last night at MOD.

    lal Thursday, 31 January 2013 07:43 AM

    No surpises. It'a nation of POODLES!!!

    ragu Thursday, 31 January 2013 11:48 AM

    well done US ... please keep going until tamils get their solutions

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 31 January 2013 04:36 AM

    Coming colour no good !

    saliya wicks Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:00 AM

    And that's why the US included an Indian origin State Dept. deputy in the delegation. MR Government is far behind the international deplomacy. The best ambassador MR has is Modawansa. via DM Android App

    kolonnawa Thursday, 31 January 2013 08:44 AM

    middle eastern and other muslim countries will only come to SL's help. Again.

    hello hello Thursday, 31 January 2013 05:02 AM

    Sri Lankan Govt is colour blind, didn't you know?...... other than being blind to many ither aspects of good governance.....

    Mason Thursday, 31 January 2013 08:48 AM

    Not only India, other nations too should join USA and support the resolution. The recent happenings in Sri Lanka does not augur well for the future of the country. Sri Lanka is banking too much on China support. The World knows how China mowed down the youth at Tinnaman Square a few years back. It could happen in Sri Lanka if the present trend is allowed to continue.


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