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The US today asked Sri Lanka to take meaningful action and to fulfill its public commitments on longstanding issues of reconciliation and accountability, hours after the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a Washington-sponsored resolution against the island nation.

"This resolution, which builds on a similar 2012 resolution, re-affirmed that Sri Lanka must take meaningful action on reconciliation and accountability in order to move forward," US Secretary of State John Kerry said after the passage of the resolution in Geneva, which among others was supported by India.
"The United States¸ together with international partners, calls upon the Government of Sri Lanka to fulfill its public commitments to its own people on these longstanding issues," he said.

While some important progress has been made, there is much work still to be done, he added.

"We look to the Government of Sri Lanka to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) and to reverse recent negative developments on rule of law and human rights. The United States stands ready to assist with this vital work," Kerry said.

The resolution seeks Lanka to conduct an "independent and credible" probe into allegations of human rights violations.(Outlook India)

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  • Muthu Friday, 22 March 2013 01:39 AM

    Well said Mr. Kerry.

    Suq Madique Friday, 22 March 2013 02:08 AM

    Clean out your own backyard first starting with Guantanamo. The US is the biggest culprit of HR violations and double-standards.

    len Friday, 22 March 2013 07:25 AM

    What happen to GL's congratulatory letter to his buddy Kerry?

    Peiris Friday, 22 March 2013 08:26 AM

    We are getting a bad name Internationally because of some selfish politicians. Let us do the right thing and restore rule of law in the country .

    jjacoob Friday, 22 March 2013 10:04 AM

    Kerry,

    you kerry ..mind your own business!

    kumar Friday, 22 March 2013 10:23 AM

    Thank you Sir!

    suda Friday, 22 March 2013 11:44 AM

    Drone killings? Next resolution


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