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The United States Government said on Monday that the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission report does not address all allegations of human rights.

“We have concerns that the report, nonetheless, does not fully address all the allegations of serious human rights violations that occurred in the final phase of the conflict,” US State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland said.

She further stated that this left questions of accountability unanswered. “This leaves questions about accountability and – for those allegations, and so we urge the Sri Lankan Government not only to fulfil all of the recommendations of the report as it stands, but also to address those issues that the report did not cover,” she said.

Nuland also appreciated the work of the commission and stated that the State Department was still studying the report. “We appreciate the important work of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission. The Commission has addressed a number of the crucial areas of concern to Sri Lankans.  In particular, the report recognises and makes substantive recommendations in the areas of reconciliation, devolution of authority, de-militarisation, rule of law, media freedom, disappearances, human rights violations,” she said. (DS)

  Comments - 28

  • buffaloa citizen Tuesday, 20 December 2011 07:15 AM

    The vagueness of blame for the bombing of hospitals and authorised civilians in safe areas is clearly biased where the report impresses more on LTTE atrocities than telling it logically that only SLA had the heavy fire power at that time to cause this kind of wanton destruction.

    buffaloa citizen Tuesday, 20 December 2011 07:17 AM

    The LLRC report is clearly a work of art for the cunning murderer who wishes to justify his crime and reason for gross levels of violence diverting the attitude that the LTTE also was committing something worse.

    Ruwan Ferdinandez Tuesday, 20 December 2011 07:21 AM

    It is now very beautiful and peaceful.

    Ruwan Ferdinandez Tuesday, 20 December 2011 07:25 AM

    That's to do with the constitution. It makes MPs and the President powerful. True, we need a new constitution.

    RAJU Tuesday, 20 December 2011 07:27 AM


    summa Tuesday, 20 December 2011 07:36 AM

    All responses on US allgations are true. Nevertheless, we should commend the LLRC that US has appriciated the report. I believe from here we can move forward and stop the International Communities interference in SL for at least some time.

    lal Tuesday, 20 December 2011 07:52 AM

    People make comments just to abuse people without studying what she has high lighted.We strongly criticize the US,but after apply for green card people migrating and forget their motherland.

    John Fernandez Tuesday, 20 December 2011 07:51 AM

    US, please keep your filthy hands away from our matters. There is no other killer than you.

    RALA Tuesday, 20 December 2011 08:14 AM

    Who Cares.............

    maruyaka Tuesday, 20 December 2011 08:38 AM

    Shame....Unknowingly/ Knowingly The Biggest Terrorist Organizatoon of the WORLD!

    Anil Tuesday, 20 December 2011 09:02 AM

    Of course it doesnt! it was written, produced and directed by yours truely! Its a joke!

    Money Tuesday, 20 December 2011 09:10 AM

    U ppl dont like US comments but like their money...sl beggers...gotha and sf are us green card holders...why do they need us green card ...can you guys spot something thats done by sl....how many of you guys use their yahoo/google accounts...etc

    CW Tuesday, 20 December 2011 09:19 AM

    So what? What is your problem? Please mind your own business.

    Tony Haniffa Tuesday, 20 December 2011 09:34 AM

    US always says sorry after killing innocent civilians but never brought to justice because they are super power.

    Ziyard. Tuesday, 20 December 2011 09:39 AM

    western countries always make trouble's in Asian countries. They are the bulls in the world.

    Fayad Tuesday, 20 December 2011 09:53 AM

    US war crimes are not address at any forum. At least sri lanka have come-out with LLRC.

    antiseparatist Tuesday, 20 December 2011 10:28 AM

    wrong. LTTE had long range artillery until very end. They used them even on tamil citizens who were fleeing from nanthikadal beach through corridors opened by SL forces.

    Damsen Tuesday, 20 December 2011 03:21 AM

    Can you itemize the those human right violations not addressed by the LLRC without making a general statement.

    dias Tuesday, 20 December 2011 03:36 AM

    What about the US Allegations of Human rights in Iraq,Afganistan.and Libiya,

    Fair N Square Tuesday, 20 December 2011 03:34 AM

    the USA is committing Human rights violations IN Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan on a daily basis and call innocent civilians" collateral damage" who has the guts to stand up to em?

    unfair Tuesday, 20 December 2011 04:02 AM

    Unfortunately, we are not the US.

    Wara Tuesday, 20 December 2011 04:06 AM

    You mind your allegations. We take care of ours !!

    Dinesh Tuesday, 20 December 2011 04:12 AM

    I dont undestand why our people always try to find fault of others?? We should make our place beatiful to live in a peaceful country.

    WB Tuesday, 20 December 2011 04:52 AM

    US mind you business, you country is in ruins.

    gerry Tuesday, 20 December 2011 04:55 AM

    mirror mirror on the wall whose the fairest of them all

    MK Tuesday, 20 December 2011 04:56 AM

    Exactly. How about addressing the allegations from the Afghan War Diary released by Wikileaks.

    Dinesh Tuesday, 20 December 2011 05:27 AM

    Can you challenge a government minister for any wrong doing ??? So why are you botter about USA?

    gayantha Wednesday, 21 December 2011 04:34 AM

    Even if its so, it is gr8 than live on war behind the peace talks! by claiming they were in ceasefire.

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