Will engage with SL to develop a resolution: US

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The delegation of the US to the UN in Geneva today stated it would engage with the government of Sri Lanka to develop a resolution on the accountability process of Sri Lanka that would gain the consensus and support of the Council.

These remarks were delivered by the head of the US delegation a short while ago at the 30th session of the UNHRC that commenced this afternoon.

Last month, United States said it intends to sponsor a resolution at this UNHRC session that supports the government’s own investigation in alleged war crimes. This was announced by the Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal during her visit to the island a few weeks ago, reflecting a major shift in US’s policy towards Sri Lanka.  

Meanwhile, the EU delegation to the UN in Geneva said it would continue to promote reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka. (Lakna Paranamanna)

  Comments - 10

  • rosheen Monday, 14 September 2015 03:47 PM

    well done US...

    mahadenamuttha Monday, 14 September 2015 03:51 PM

    Good move

    Labby Monday, 14 September 2015 04:40 PM

    Alleluia !

    Sincere Tuesday, 15 September 2015 12:02 PM

    We wish to ask USA to also engage in such dialog with Iran also to get the release of Pastor Sayeed Abidini, American/Iranian preacher who not only being illegally detained in Rajai Shahr Prison in Iran prison but also brutally tortured for his faith. Why are they silent about this HR violation?

    Liberal One Monday, 14 September 2015 05:39 PM

    can sri lanka engage with US to probe war crimes commited in Iraq?

    Walsapu Tuesday, 15 September 2015 08:09 AM

    Compared to what US did in Iraq during last decade or so, genocide of Kurds, is not even an fraction, so negligible.

    SL Tuesday, 15 September 2015 08:20 AM

    US has already engaged with Syria too.now look at the situation there.Pathatic !

    Sapu Monday, 14 September 2015 08:31 PM

    Like the genocide of Kurds by Saddam which the US stopped

    chaney Monday, 14 September 2015 09:23 PM

    Whats in the American gift pack bite back bulldog careful. via DM Android App

    Liberal One Monday, 14 September 2015 09:30 PM

    @sapuNo like the 1.4 million Iraqis killed after the US invasion

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