Sat, 24 Jul 2021 Today's Paper

US says it would continue to be concerned over SL situ

7 December 2013 11:56 am - 16     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

The United States said on Friday that it would continue to be concerned about ongoing issues regarding restrictions on freedom of the press and expression, the erosion of the rule of law, and violence against religious minorities in Sri Lanka.

Addressing the daily media briefing at the State Department, Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said: “The U.S. has long urged the Government of Sri Lanka to fulfill its public commitments, to implement the recommendations of its own Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Committee report, and to develop credible justice mechanisms to address outstanding allegations concerning serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.”

“We do also continue to be concerned about ongoing issues regarding restrictions on freedom of the press and expression, the erosion of the rule of law, and violence against religious minorities. And we also note with concern that human rights defenders have continued to face reprisals. Obviously, this is something that needs to end.”
See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 16

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  • crazyboy Saturday, 07 December 2013 03:14 PM

    Every citizen in SriLanka are looking for same, can anyone say that we have the freedom of expression ?? why journalist are harassed and abducted ??

    Suq Madique Sunday, 08 December 2013 10:39 AM

    Did you complain when the LTTE used it against their own people?

    Suq Madique Sunday, 08 December 2013 10:42 AM

    Maybe you can ask Assange and Snowden about harassment and abduction in the US?

    Suq Madique Sunday, 08 December 2013 10:42 AM

    Wait until election time for action.

    rohan dalpadadu Saturday, 07 December 2013 12:14 PM

    WE ARE HAPPY TO HEAR THAT US IS CONCERNED ABOUT OUR DETERIORATING HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION.

    ind Saturday, 07 December 2013 12:43 PM

    Why don't you take much care about Iraq where you made a big mistake and create a chaos situation where more people are getting killed each day than Sadam era. That is you responsibility. It's better to engage there rather than poking to internal issues of Sri Lanka.

    Banda Saturday, 07 December 2013 12:48 PM

    They wil never stop. Now they have put another Pillai in place to see the end. What they want is to change this to a pro western puppet government, until they achieve this the song will play and we have to dance, diaspora will applaud and reap the benefits.

    Madhura Sunday, 08 December 2013 04:35 AM

    Don't you have things to be concerned in your own country rather than being concerned about a country thousands miles away from you.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Saturday, 07 December 2013 01:11 PM

    Thank U Sirs. Please help the people of Sri Lanka. We want democracy to return..

    jude Monday, 09 December 2013 04:51 AM

    Americans should concerned about their Drone Attacks to Pakistan, Yemen and other places????!!!!!

    Suq Madique Saturday, 07 December 2013 01:13 PM

    Well its only fair since the UK is withholding the Chilcot report until an edited version is ready.

    an s !!!kith udugama Sunday, 08 December 2013 04:54 AM

    Keep the finger up there and wait LOL

    Fayad Saturday, 07 December 2013 01:21 PM

    The entire world is concern about US. They have given the freedom to their own citizens, but not to the rest of the world.
    The drones they use in Afghanistan & Pakistan will they use the same in US? No
    Why this double standard

    John Sunday, 08 December 2013 06:04 AM

    Continue, who cares?

    kumar Sunday, 08 December 2013 06:50 AM

    They won't but Sri Lanka will use against their own citizen.

    kumar Sunday, 08 December 2013 06:51 AM

    Always concern only. No action.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment


Basil Rajapaksa’s catch 22 situation

Sri Lankan politics has been a good deal of family business. It was not even

“This govt. printed Rs. 880 billions”

This is the roadmap of Zimbabwe

“We are on the cusp of a mothers-led movement for better birth rights in Sri Lanka” – Kanya D’Almeida

Writer Kanya D’Almeida became the first Sri Lankan to win the ‘Commonweal

Two diametrically opposite shows in a military regime

On July 8 (Thursday) we saw diametrically opposite results because the securi



See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.