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US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton said Washington is committed to working with the Sri Lankan Government to help realize this goal, and that she looks forward to discussing future actions with her Sri Lankan counterpart G.L. Peiris soon.

We will continue the productive working relationship we have with the Sri Lankan Government based on shared values, respect and constructive dialogue. Most important, we seek to strengthen our partnership with all the people of Sri Lanka, Clinton said in a statement.

Earlier in the day, 24 nations, including India and the European bloc, voted in favor of a US-initiated resolution, calling on Colombo to address alleged abuses of international humanitarian law. 15 countries voted against while eight abstained. Sri Lanka expressed outrage over the move.

The US State Department said UN Human Rights Council resolution urging Sri Lanka to investigate alleged abuses during the final phase of war with LTTE encourages Colombo to continue on the path toward reconciliation following 27 years of civil war.

The United States, together with the international community, sent a strong signal that Sri Lanka will only achieve lasting peace through real reconciliation and accountability, and the international community stands ready to help, the statement added.

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  • GOPI Thursday, 22 March 2012 05:05 PM

    Thaks for taking Sri Lanka into right direction.

    Now time to implement all recommendations including accountability.

    V.I.S.Jayapalan poet Thursday, 22 March 2012 05:06 PM

    Sinhalese majority in Sri Lanka. but they should also know Tamils are majority in the world. This understanding will help to the future of the Island .

    Amdan Thursday, 22 March 2012 05:26 PM

    No thanks. We will bring a HR resolution against the crimes committed by USA to help you understand. Including the blood in your origins of genocide of red Indians and thousands other incidents world over like atom bombs, daisy cutters to human shelters and so on and on.

    freehit Thursday, 22 March 2012 05:11 PM

    No thanks, Hilary. Keep your ego to yourself and stay away.

    Chanaka Thursday, 22 March 2012 05:16 PM

    Why do we need to work with USA for the post conflict process at all ? What help did they offer us to defeat terrorism ? If Sri Lanka didn't eliminate LTTE, it would have posed a threat to global peace too. All USA ambassadors in Sri Lanka only enjoyed our hospitality and then betrayed us....all because of LTTE monies and favors...

    ila Friday, 23 March 2012 11:57 AM

    for sure, your request will be rejected and you will get disappointed at the end before next UNHRC resolution.

    MI Thursday, 22 March 2012 05:37 PM

    When are you taking these brothers to The Hague.

    MH Friday, 23 March 2012 08:54 AM

    USA is now has taken a different turn great .sl good time to now be friends with USA and screw India as they voted against us.

    sudath Thursday, 22 March 2012 05:12 PM

    where the hell were these UNHRC F&^%$#s when LTTE was killing in thousands in colombo ... US is nto welcome here

    Gamini Udagepola Thursday, 22 March 2012 05:44 PM

    What you have achieved today should apply to your country as well. Then we could be satisfied as well.

    Gamini Udagepola Friday, 23 March 2012 09:26 AM

    Chinese are minority in US ,but majority outside. Apply your theory there first.

    limatc Thursday, 22 March 2012 05:20 PM

    good resolution , pls check the final phase of the war , human right abuses by the terrorist , that is why the resolution is been passed , you cannot play a one sided game , take a look of the toll and carry on with the punishment of the diaspora living in usa , canada , uk , etc , they all are responsible for the last phase of the human rights abuse not the sri lankan forces , sri lanka has to present this one now

    aj Thursday, 22 March 2012 05:35 PM

    Thanks madam and USA

    Shelton Fernando Thursday, 22 March 2012 05:32 PM

    Thank you. Srilanka deserves that. We are unfortunately good only at protesting not is credible resolution of issues in a professional manner!

    Gamini Udagepola Thursday, 22 March 2012 05:52 PM

    A dream that will never ever come true.., but Keep on guessing. LOL.

    K. C. John Friday, 23 March 2012 09:29 AM

    Unfortunately, the LTTE murderers were not members of the UN.
    Sri Lanka has signed UN covenants.

    Malin Saturday, 24 March 2012 10:46 AM

    Dear Hillary, Sri Lanka's current and most important goal is to wipe out the LTTE rump in the USA, Canada UK, France, Scandinavian countries and Australiawest. Can you please help Sri Lanka to achieve this goal.

    patriotic Friday, 23 March 2012 12:31 PM

    lady with a tiger smile,

    Nodrog Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:25 AM

    The US calls it 'Working" but we call it 'Bullying'.

    Danushka W Friday, 23 March 2012 04:59 AM

    thats what you said about the resolution as well...

    rohan weersuriya Thursday, 22 March 2012 06:14 PM

    First monitor the human rights violations done by American , British & nato soldiers " Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam,

    Also check human rights of Monica lewinsky.

    Nuwan S Thursday, 22 March 2012 06:47 PM

    She wants some collection for elections. We dont want two-faced Hillary anyway.

    Yuri Thursday, 22 March 2012 06:44 PM

    Thank you , you did a great work to help this island

    uditha Thursday, 22 March 2012 06:57 PM

    Please ask your government what help the US and other countries offered to fight the LTTE, if you do not know

    Sri Lankan Tamil Friday, 23 March 2012 01:57 AM

    When the LTTE was bombing us, the WEST was busy helping us by, proscribing the LTTE, arresting the LTTE diaspora, Confiscating all the LTTE funds.
    They were and are our Friends in need...

    sam Friday, 23 March 2012 01:51 AM

    Whether we like it or not, people from an insignificant country like ours cannot tell a super power to investitigate their war crimes.

    Vernon Friday, 23 March 2012 02:02 AM

    Sinhala Speaking or Tamil speaking, if you are a citizen of Sri Lanka, you are a Sri Lankan. Our Nationality is Sri Lankan, not Sinhalese or Tamil. This is one of the concepts of the recommendations of LLRC

    sajithaa Friday, 23 March 2012 10:58 AM

    Same way, China is the most populated country in the world.

    sajithaa Friday, 23 March 2012 11:00 AM

    Do you understand that this is not a binding legal action? no one can take any step based on this resolution?

    Hathure Friday, 23 March 2012 11:01 AM

    That is wrong immagination - even prabakeran failed with having same mind !!

    Kuruppu Thursday, 22 March 2012 04:55 PM

    Thank you Secretary of State for your effort to put the house in order, many people will benefit from your endevour.

    Yuri Friday, 23 March 2012 11:47 AM

    Keep saying till NATO arrive

    priya Friday, 23 March 2012 09:04 AM

    Ms Hillary

    mind your own business!.........................


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