US welcomes recommendations

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The United States welcomed recommendations of the Panel of Experts to the Secretary-General on questions of accountability on Sri Lanka. The report “makes a valuable contribution to next steps that should be taken in support of justice, accountability, human rights, and reconciliation in Sri Lanka,” said the US ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice.

The AFP quoting Rice said there has to be “an independent and full accounting of the facts in order to ensure that allegations of abuse are addressed and impunity for human rights violations is avoided.”

Earlier, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said an international inquiry was desperately needed.

"The eyewitness accounts and credible information contained in this report demand a full, impartial, independent and transparent investigation," said the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

  Comments - 35

  • D Thursday, 28 April 2011 03:20 AM

    US is NOT the largest economy any more and is in the process of loosing their supremacy fast. The recent reports on Libya alone explains their commitment to promote democracy and good governance

    Mad Patriot Thursday, 28 April 2011 01:00 PM

    It is always majority game no concerns about minority thats the Srilankan way

    ind Wednesday, 27 April 2011 06:50 AM

    How about your Human right violations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya ? Don't you see any importance of investigating them as well ??

    kalakanniya Wednesday, 27 April 2011 06:55 AM


    Upset mood Wednesday, 27 April 2011 06:56 AM

    LTTE sisters are talking now, your try to destroy a nice country

    Fairose Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:05 AM

    Shut up, American is the largest economy and the only superpower and the promoter of democracy and good governance.

    aaaaa Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:04 AM

    all sri lankans look to you for justice

    Jinn Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:07 AM

    If Sri Lanka has done so called WAR CRIMES, what about Israel ? massacring innocent civilians. What about US, killing and terrorizing people in Iraq, Afghanistan Libya and now trying to creep inside Pakistan. What is Banki Moon doing for this ? What is the United Nations doing... does it means.. if US Israel and the so called Western does anything its White Washed. The United Nations should be Ignored,

    If they try Sri Lanka on War Crimes .. we Sri Lankans should demonstrate to bring the worst war criminals the Bush & Blair for War Crimes on Iraq.

    Dr Tharan Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:10 AM

    In all these countries, UN and journalists were allowed in the war zone and the truth was already out, but in SL, the journalists and UN were barred, which has resulted this situation and a need for investigation!

    Saman Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:14 AM

    Wedi bana

    darmasena Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:11 AM

    if we were friendly with US we could have avoid all these comments.

    samosa Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:14 AM

    Investigations and implementation of recommendations are needed.. Otherwise this regime will never respect Human Rights, will never stop emergency law extensions.

    Sam Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:24 AM

    As a Sri Lankan we should first learn to face the problem. Asking fancied questions is not a solution to a problem and in fact it is running away from the problem with silly excuses..

    M-J Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:22 AM

    Its high time to government to reveal the real face & the history of these voice raisers of war crime mantra, to the whole world... Now the real directors of this drama has come to the stage.....

    blacksheep Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:25 AM

    Who R U ??? U need psychologist... Even die hard American citizen wont go that far.. Ha!
    Americans were guilty of war crimes in 2nd world war. They've killed 2Mn Japanese innocent citizens and disabled more than 4 mn people by dropping 2 atomic bombs. First clear ur name before pointing fingers to others.

    karu Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:26 AM

    Wait and see. The "Nature" will give justice for all soon. No body can supercede "Nature" which govern the "Universal Law".

    malkanthi Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:29 AM

    Why not allow them to do an impartial inquiry in our own land since we are not guilty of any of these accusations! The more we resist, the doubts increase.

    v vendetta Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:16 AM

    Are you on drugs or something? You actually think US is the promoter of democracy?!?! Dude, you need to get an education on the history of democracy and the US...

    Pandula Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:37 AM

    World Police..............

    ransam Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:34 AM

    So your Green Card is ready. Settle down in Phoenix, Arizona Memphis, Tennessee or Miami, Florida and you will find real American democracy and good governance .

    Boby` Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:44 AM

    Why don't SL Government allow for a full investigation to clear her name and shut the mouth of all these countries & UN?
    All SL (Singalese & Tamils) and World will be happy

    kaputakukula Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:45 AM

    This is a time to think with a brain NOT WITH A MOUOTH.
    We denied, protested, lambasted, rejected, lobbied our friendly countries BUT NOTHING STOPPED th publishing of the report. Mouth cannot do the work of the brain.

    Kathir Wednesday, 27 April 2011 07:46 AM

    No point on barking at US. As we are beggar relying on world bank and US is major contributor to the bank. That means you have nothing to say.

    Priyanka Wednesday, 27 April 2011 03:29 PM

    Now west is getting first hand experience. Earlier Tamils complained but west fialed to listen.

    zorro Wednesday, 27 April 2011 08:05 AM

    why are these people angry, if someone says look after that the thinks at home are in order?

    spark Wednesday, 27 April 2011 08:10 AM

    Freindship with USA does not buy war crimes. Selling the country to Russia and China however does.

    rajen Wednesday, 27 April 2011 08:10 AM

    UN should go to bribery commision because brife from LTTE terrorist group. Pillay is thamil participation LTTE propagander not deficult to understand anybody. if anybody can;t understand this he/she not a humen shoud be a animal .

    Fayad Wednesday, 27 April 2011 08:14 AM

    What a funny comment, turn back and see your war crime record.Much much higher than all other war crimes committed in the word.

    spark Wednesday, 27 April 2011 08:16 AM

    Absolute truth.

    spark Wednesday, 27 April 2011 08:17 AM

    How can that happen when all at the top have a lot of blood in their hands.

    mayu Wednesday, 27 April 2011 09:34 AM

    It is very wise and sensible response.
    Let us wait for the Mayday protest!

    TAKA Wednesday, 27 April 2011 09:37 AM

    Why should we let them to do inquiries if we are not guilty ?

    Miliband Thursday, 28 April 2011 01:29 AM

    Can we have a vote on this and UN should be ready to fund. If majority of sri lankan say to for war crime tribunal we should go. if not, UN should shut their mouth.

    NE Thursday, 28 April 2011 08:26 AM

    The headline of the story should be corrected as follows.
    ''US welcomes its own recommendations''

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