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While condemning the illegal discloser of the classified memos of US on Sri Lanka, the United States today said that its policy on accountability in Sri Lanka has been made clear many times by the US.

“The United States policy on accountability in Sri Lanka has been made clear many times by Ambassador Butenis, by visiting officials, and through published statements.

We believe that in cases where allegations of possible violations of human rights have been made, the primary responsibility for investigating them lies with the sovereign national government,” the US Embassy in Colombo said in a statement in response to the leaking of classified documents sent by the US Embassy in Colombo to State Department on Sri Lanka.

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We have consistently expressed to the Government of Sri Lanka the importance of implementing a credible and independent process through which individuals responsible for violations of international human rights and humanitarian law are held accountable for their actions,” the statement said. 

Revealing of classified information the by the Wikileaks website “undermines our efforts to work with other countries to solve shared problems, and it puts people’s lives in danger.  It is an irresponsible and destructive act,” the US said.
 

The US also welcomed President Rajapaksa’s appointment of a Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).  “Although the work of that LLRC is ongoing, the Government of Sri Lanka has established an Inter-Agency Committee, which met for the first time last week, whose purpose is to implement the LLRC's recommendations.  We believe it is important that the LLRC’s and the Inter-Agency Committee’s work, in consultation with Sri Lankan Tamils and other minority communities, address reconciliation and the needs of the citizens of Sri Lanka who were, after all, the primary victims of this long and terrible conflict,” it added.

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  • kanthi Friday, 03 December 2010 09:21 AM

    Best is Patricia Butenis leave the country and be replaced by a new Envoy!

    Wara Friday, 03 December 2010 09:46 AM

    Before preaching, why don't you look at your backyard first ??

    Wickileaks Saturday, 04 December 2010 07:39 AM

    No one has a clean sheet to advise others. In simple, It is none of your business, mind your own business please.

    KD Saturday, 04 December 2010 08:05 AM

    Yes. US policy is very clear even before these cables got leaked. SL govt should have formed a bogus organization called "SL for Obama" and pay few millions for the campaign like LTTE supporters did.

    ObamaPapa Friday, 03 December 2010 05:49 PM

    hahahaha

    spark Friday, 03 December 2010 10:18 AM

    Why, are you worried that the truth will be a utter shame on the sinhalese?

    demon Saturday, 04 December 2010 10:33 AM

    yes,,,, and we should never ever believe USA...they are very cunning...

    YURI Friday, 03 December 2010 06:17 PM

    WIKI is the Hero. who brought the Goverments(Maffias) truth to the light to save the world period

    David Friday, 03 December 2010 10:24 AM

    you are wrong mate, if they had nuked LTTE I don't mind ..!!! so no shame related to what ever they did, separatist got what they deserved ...!!!

    Roi Friday, 03 December 2010 06:28 PM

    It is too bad US has lost all it's credibility in order to correct the world. Mr. George Bush destroyed everything inhome and abroad.

    KANDYAN Friday, 03 December 2010 11:01 AM

    True that US should look at their backyard first.That doesnt mean SL can escape from its human right violations.The culprit should be punished.

    ButenisNona Friday, 03 December 2010 11:02 AM

    Elama ela kiri kollo.
    well said.

    I the Jury Friday, 03 December 2010 11:03 AM

    Wikileaks must publish cables between the Indian Embassy and govt. of India as well on Lanka.

    freeman Sunday, 05 December 2010 06:54 AM

    US talking about human rights violation in srilanka and other few countries but they do all violattions all over middleast and africa over many decades and not actions were taken to stop those, also supporting Israel all activities and depending them over 6 decades within United Nation Security Council and outside. First stop your double standard policies and talk the fact without hiding. Also its much better mind your own business.

    Rich Friday, 03 December 2010 11:44 PM

    we don't feel any shame for what we did to those terrorists and will do it again every time they try.

    Wara Friday, 03 December 2010 12:09 PM

    No dear, War means human right violaions. no peace full wars. Incidents may happen. But that is not intentional. But the final phase incident is totally fake picture directed by Tamil Diaspora. There's no truth behind that. Even the mullathive GA confirm that. What else you want ??

    kumar Friday, 03 December 2010 12:24 PM

    Wikileaks undermines!! Tissanayagem overminds??!! "Sow the wind and reap the whirl-wind"

    spark Friday, 03 December 2010 12:30 PM

    What is wanted is obvious, an independent probe to confirm this, that's all.

    YURI Friday, 03 December 2010 12:46 PM

    tell her to go to a Free country, and ask her again the same question.

    namal Saturday, 04 December 2010 02:36 PM

    What about her and her Masters accountability for killing civilians in cold blood, in Iraq, Afgha, and Pakistan? She shouldn't be here after Wikileak revelations! Pack her home.

    OJ Saturday, 04 December 2010 03:04 PM

    Hilary and Butan are so big headed even after whole world found their true selves, thanks to brave Asange, But no shame?

    Lucky Saturday, 04 December 2010 05:56 AM

    Culprit is already punished. Praba is dead. Other suicide bombers will be punished by GOD.


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