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The US government does not have any intention of imposing embargoes on  Sri Lanka despite its repeated rejection of the resolution brought by the US  at the United Nations Human Rights Council, US  Ambassador Michele J. Sison said yesterday.

She said the purpose of adopting resolutions at the UNHRC is to secure Sri Lanka’s reconciliation process and the protection of human rights.

The adoption of the resolution indicates the acceptance by the international community of the necessity of Sri Lanka’s commitments in implementing the proposals for reconciliation and accountability.

To implement the reconciliation the government should seek the assistance of the general public, civil society organizations and minorities.

The government should also focus attention on securing democracy, freedom of expression, Rule of Law and human rights as problems have cropped up in these areas during the four year period after ending the war in Sri Lanka.  

America would extend its assistance for peace, unity and  development of Sri Lanka as it had notified to the Geneva Human Rights Commission.

The American resolution has accepted the progress Sri Lanka has achieved in the disposal of land mines, resettlement of displaced, improvement of infrastructure facilities mentioned in the LLRC report.

The resolution was intended to make Sri Lanka more committed in implementing the recommendation of the LLRC in securing Human Rights and Rule of Law etc.

America has already initiated several programmes in organizing civil society groups and empowering the youth with a view to support the reconciliation process.(Sanjaya Gunasekara)
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  • Gon Banda Saturday, 23 March 2013 07:40 AM

    The US is very good at destabilizing countries, this is nothing new where ever they go they create problems. The best is, to keep them at arms length, take any aid given ,but keep our distance.

    John Saturday, 23 March 2013 05:57 AM

    YES PLEASE US?

    lal Saturday, 23 March 2013 11:19 AM

    If US imposes embargo will India follow the US? Over to you Mr Singh?

    Keerthi Wijayabahu Sunday, 24 March 2013 02:16 AM

    First ask your western countries to get their economies strong before buying things from other countries. Probably, can buy only chewing gum at the moment !

    Anura Saturday, 23 March 2013 06:00 AM

    we appreciate your positive ideas as a whole , but don'you think that letting the babe to walk in its own way is better than tring to keep it up right your own way. Are these freedom, soverienity of the country?

    Guest Sunday, 24 March 2013 03:21 PM

    Enough Economic Embargos from Rajapaksha Govt to the citizens' stomocks alredy.

    truth Sunday, 24 March 2013 03:01 AM

    Question here is that these people alwayas try to devide the contry ethnically.that majority do not accept.because
    they know once devided there wont be any peace in SL

    Crow Bird Sunday, 24 March 2013 03:04 AM

    Who cares?

    dias Sunday, 24 March 2013 03:56 AM

    Never forget that If US puts and embargo in sri lanka 7% of tamils also are affected

    roshan Saturday, 23 March 2013 04:32 AM

    Thank you!

    Philip Saturday, 23 March 2013 06:26 AM

    Not at the moment, but may be at a later date embargo may be an option.

    zacky Monday, 25 March 2013 03:56 AM

    Who Cares.To hell with USA

    Suq Madique Saturday, 23 March 2013 04:59 AM

    Don't penalize the citizens. Place an embargo on the politicians by refusing them visas.

    SLANKAN Saturday, 23 March 2013 05:03 AM

    Yes. Rule of Law gone to thugs pretending as religious leaders

    LBJ Saturday, 23 March 2013 05:33 PM

    You can't keep your distance when US is a buyer of your low cost garments. Who are you going to sell these garments to? China, Iran?.... Don't be stupid. If US puts and embargo so will the other western countries as they are all great allies of each other. Go chew on that...

    mohan Sunday, 24 March 2013 12:51 PM

    you better learn Russia and China history of veto and if US want they can do financial embargo (they can stop all US$ trisections)

    mohan Sunday, 24 March 2013 12:57 PM

    tamil from north & east lived Govt. SL embargo (which is 4 or 5 time worse than worse int. embargo ) for than 15 years .we are well trained .

    R.Dias Saturday, 23 March 2013 07:11 AM

    We do not mind anything but embargo..we know how to con.

    Keerthi Wijayabahu Saturday, 23 March 2013 07:26 AM

    No country can impose embargo on any country until it is passed by way of a resolution at the UN Security Council. In case US brings one against Sri Lanka, both Russia and China will use its veto - so, it is SORRY.COM !!!


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