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The US has warned Sri Lanka that the patience of the international community could wear thin if the Rajapaksa Government does not take steps to address the issue of human rights, accountability and reconciliation process.

“The United States and all of our friends across the international community have underscored the need for Sri Lanka to make progress on issues of reconciliation, on issues of accountability and on issues of human rights - ongoing concerns about the political space and human rights in the country,” Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal told reporters.

“We are committed to working with our friends in Sri Lanka to see that progress,” Ms. Biswal said in response to a question, adding that the US would like to see Sri Lanka address these issues through its own processes.

“We hope that, that can in fact be the case. I think that the patience of the international community if real progress is not seen, particularly on issues of accountability, that patience will start to wear thin. And so we urge our friends in Sri Lanka to use the opportunity to show some concrete steps that their own, you know, processes have yielded,” Ms. Biswal said.

“Through the LLRC (Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission), there are a set of recommendations. I think that those are exactly the points that we’d like to see progress on, and we’ve encouraged them to do that,” the top US official said. (PTI)

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  • sherwin David Thursday, 05 December 2013 12:03 AM

    SRI LANKA has warned THE UNITED STATES that the patience of the international community could wear thin if the OBAMA Government does not take steps to address the issue of human rights, accountability and reconciliation process.

    Rayan Wednesday, 04 December 2013 11:37 AM

    US, Please shut up and mind your business!

    Mohamed Wednesday, 04 December 2013 11:48 AM

    Well done BBS you did you work perfectly

    sinhala modaya Wednesday, 04 December 2013 12:06 PM

    GO TO TAMIL NADU & LIVE IN THE SHANTIES

    raj Wednesday, 04 December 2013 12:20 PM

    well said

    Ranjith Wednesday, 04 December 2013 12:38 PM

    First you go to Orssa before telling Tamils to go to Tamil Nadu.

    Abdul Wednesday, 04 December 2013 12:41 PM

    what about human rights violation commuted by u.s ?

    Suq Madique Wednesday, 04 December 2013 01:44 PM

    Don't jump too high. Last time also you guys expected so much but your dreams came to an end in a mud-hole.

    Nileme Wednesday, 04 December 2013 01:46 PM

    Udu, Grow Up!!!!

    Yuri Wednesday, 04 December 2013 02:41 PM

    Just wait and watch the show when its release

    MR Wednesday, 04 December 2013 03:24 PM

    Go to Thamil Nadu. You want to get asylum in US?

    Chinaman Wednesday, 04 December 2013 07:00 PM

    So too Sri Lanka for next 1000 years !

    Ramani Wednesday, 04 December 2013 11:35 AM

    US mind your business!

    Kumara Thursday, 05 December 2013 02:27 AM

    Dreaming again like Phrakan did?

    lankan Thursday, 05 December 2013 02:36 AM

    i am sorry for every one

    DDD Thursday, 05 December 2013 02:36 AM

    Let God take vengence soon

    SAVE Thursday, 05 December 2013 02:41 AM

    I WISH MAJORITY ACCEPTS THE RIGHTS OF MINORITY AS WELL. VERY RUDE TO SAY DROP DEAD.

    MR Thursday, 05 December 2013 03:37 AM

    THIS IS MY CAR MY PETROL!!

    Niro Thursday, 05 December 2013 03:43 AM

    Yes lets start inquiries from Iraq and Vietnam

    thriu Thursday, 05 December 2013 04:32 AM

    the US is supporting HR and for you guys it is terrorism
    tell me why then did your MR run to Geneva with a dossier of HR violation in 1987-89

    thriu Thursday, 05 December 2013 04:33 AM

    no this is your car China's petrol

    Jayantha Thursday, 05 December 2013 12:53 PM

    What about Human Rights in Muslim World!

    Patriot Thursday, 05 December 2013 12:55 PM

    go to Tamil Nad and get used to use gullies as toilets.

    sanath Friday, 06 December 2013 08:36 AM

    US you killed thousand of innocent people in middle east countries. Are they humans or inhumans.

    democrat Friday, 06 December 2013 09:23 AM

    People who lived many thausand of miles away fro Ameican boardes and who sufferd and died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in Vietnam, in Iraq nd in Palastine by radiation by Napalm, by Clusterbombs and who were often instantly split to peices and the people who suffer constantly throughout the world through Americans neo colonilalisme today and other people who know about these atrocities know the American hypocracy when they talk about HUMAN RIGHTS in selected places only (not in Baharin for instance) to enhace their neo colonial program.
    They are mobilize to harass Rajapaksa to get Sarath Fonseka or Ranil Wickramasighe whom they could use like puppets in order to use Srilanka to encircle China. NGOs, Nivi Pillai, ICJ and the rest are means to carry on with imperialism without dropping Napam etc. when they think that it can be done so.

    ram Wednesday, 04 December 2013 08:47 AM

    Sorry ,please provide Evidence to start. we are too busy to start anything without evidence

    fox Wednesday, 04 December 2013 07:29 AM

    THIS IS OUR COUNTRY. WE DONT NEED MASTERS.

    CHC Wednesday, 04 December 2013 07:41 AM

    Well the day the Tamils and Muslims disappear to the North without colonising the West.....i am sure there will be tremendous improvement.

    Fayad Wednesday, 04 December 2013 07:42 AM

    The entire world is patience with US human rights record
    Unfortunately it never wears thin

    Gamlath Wednesday, 04 December 2013 07:47 AM

    Let every patriotic Lankan take a stand against this continued bullying.

    Mithy Wednesday, 04 December 2013 07:50 AM

    Thank you US

    an s !!!kith udugama Wednesday, 04 December 2013 07:59 AM

    Sasika You watch us.

    This is our country.
    If you can not accept it go to TaMILNADU or drop dead.

    We do not give two hoots what you or the U S think

    worm Wednesday, 04 December 2013 08:04 AM

    keep dreaming

    an s !!!kith udugama Wednesday, 04 December 2013 08:05 AM

    Drop dead

    mohan Wednesday, 04 December 2013 08:07 AM

    Do you think the international community is very pleased with the horrendous HR record of the US?

    Hazel Wednesday, 04 December 2013 08:23 AM

    Kapatea US has spy video proving SL innocence

    Prometheus Wednesday, 04 December 2013 08:30 AM

    Why the GoSL can't implement the LLRC fully is beyond me.

    Mutu Wednesday, 04 December 2013 08:44 AM

    Well said

    Saskia Wednesday, 04 December 2013 07:21 AM

    Thanks US. You are absolutely right, there have been no improvements other than building roads. SL is engaged in colonization of North. We will not allow it.

    Mother Lanka Wednesday, 04 December 2013 09:35 AM

    "who is the hell are you to tell us what to do"

    Modarala Wednesday, 04 December 2013 09:41 AM

    Beggars will have to dance to the donors, even if the beggar is the king in his clan.

    Vic Wednesday, 04 December 2013 09:51 AM

    Thank you US for your support for Human Rights.

    Kappetipola Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:09 AM

    our dear nosy friend friom the west ....first clean your record and we will clean ours......so now the world is watching you to start....

    Kappetipola Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:10 AM

    USA are you supporting terrorism ? .......

    Ranindhu Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:18 AM

    And the Vietnam war was in another planet was it???? lol

    ind Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:36 AM

    They are the international community. So they don't worry about those.

    ind Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:38 AM

    US is also a beggar of China.

    Manjula Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:53 AM

    Sorry..only the majority is complaining about this...the minorities wants outsiders to act on their behalf co's the rulers support only the majority

    Manjula Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:53 AM

    that doesnt meant Sri Lanka can get away from the wrong they did

    Manjula Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:54 AM

    someone who knows english better than you for a start

    Suq Madique Wednesday, 04 December 2013 11:14 AM

    saskiam, how come tamils now living in Colombo don't want to return to Jaffna? The govt even made roads for them to go.....


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