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The United States has welcomed the United Nations' announcement of experts, who will advise the team probing the alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka during the last months of civil war in 2009.

"The US welcomes UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay's announcement of the distinguished experts who will advise the panel conducting the international investigation into the alleged human rights violations and related crimes in Sri Lanka, as called for in the March 2014 Human Rights Council resolution on Sri Lanka," State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said yesterday.

Urging the Lankan government for its full cooperation with the Office of High Commissioner and investigation, Harf said: "We continue to urge the Government (of Sri Lanka) to fulfill its obligations to its own people and to take meaningful, concrete steps to address outstanding concerns related to democratic governance, human rights, reconciliation, justice, and accountability."

The United States stands ready to assist Sri Lanka in facilitating progress on these issues, she assured.

The UN has named three experts- Martti Ahtisaari, Nobel Laureate and former President of Finland, Silvia Cartwright, a former Governor-General and High Court judge of New Zealand, and Asma Jahangir, former President of Pakistan's Supreme Court Bar Association and of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.

The experts will work with the team investigating into alleged serious violations and abuses of human rights and related crimes by both parties in Sri Lanka during the last years of the armed conflict that ended in 2009. (Outlook India)
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  • ind Friday, 27 June 2014 04:59 AM

    OK. Once the pannel finished the investigation we should send them to Iraq, Sirya, Afghanistan and Libya and investigate there too.

    Suq Madique Thursday, 26 June 2014 12:56 PM

    [quote name="Narayan"]Thank you UN and U.S.A for your effort to bring justice in this land.[/quote]
    How come you did not ask for UN and US help when the tigers ruled the N&E?

    Suq Madique Thursday, 26 June 2014 12:58 PM

    The ever hopeful LTTE rump is still hoping foreign interest will get them revenge for the killing of prabha.......to them I say dream on!

    Teacher Friday, 27 June 2014 12:37 AM

    Great Lankan, everyone knows that US is unfair. But stop throwing criticism on others in place of your own officials and monk-goons like Gnanasara who have worsened the case. God save this country

    Paraviya Thursday, 26 June 2014 07:37 AM

    Along with Aluthgama Beruwela probe panel

    joker Friday, 27 June 2014 12:52 AM

    You seem blind eyed to your own country's transgressions:
    violations in: democratic governance, human rights, reconciliation, justice and accountability.

    Vic Thursday, 26 June 2014 01:21 PM

    Many more investigation to come Srilanka

    meera Friday, 27 June 2014 05:27 AM

    [quote name="rosebud"]UN is a proxy of USA. We are not fools via DM Android App[/quote]

    Dear resebud
    Can you send your Proves to DM to publish?

    ABC Thursday, 26 June 2014 02:12 PM

    We are very sick of this song. Your attitude towards SL giving powers to terrorism. Will need a bigger probe to mass graves and chaoes in Iraq today. via DM Android App

    CHC Thursday, 26 June 2014 09:18 AM

    Another stint by a Super power who needs to be given their own medicine.

    rosebud Friday, 27 June 2014 07:15 AM

    UN is a proxy of USA. We are not fools via DM Android App

    sobers Thursday, 26 June 2014 10:06 AM

    All these are happening because our systems have failed. Human rights should be always respected and violations investigated immaterial of what race you belong to.

    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 26 June 2014 10:14 AM

    Not news, foregone conclusion. More to come.

    dias Thursday, 26 June 2014 10:26 AM

    Sri Lanka also waiting to see if the United Nations' is taking any announcement of human rights violations done by the US during the last months in Iraq,Libya, and Afghanistan,

    Muthyavan. Thursday, 26 June 2014 03:58 PM

    2009 is a long lost story. Look what happened this month. Ethnic clenching at Darganagar beating of a Buddhist clergy by thugs. Democracy and justice is lost for ever. via DM iPad app

    Naguta kota Thursday, 26 June 2014 05:43 AM

    Their ghosts are coming back to haunt them in Iraq. No shame.

    chandi Thursday, 26 June 2014 05:50 AM

    When is the next probe panel going to be appointed against day light human rights violations in Iraq,Afghanistan & Pakistan by the Americans...UN is a body most run by western puppets who live on their funds...

    meera Thursday, 26 June 2014 05:59 AM

    Thank You USA for your every efforts to bring Justice to people of SL

    as Thursday, 26 June 2014 11:21 AM

    Fooling People

    Suq Madique Thursday, 26 June 2014 06:08 AM

    What better way to divert attention from their own transgressions.

    OMG Thursday, 26 June 2014 11:29 AM

    The only way out of this mess is to invite Al-Qaeda into Sri Lanka.

    Narayan Thursday, 26 June 2014 07:15 AM

    Thank you UN and U.S.A for your effort to bring justice in this land.

    ind Friday, 27 June 2014 04:50 AM

    You are a real joker. What is the credibility they have to ask justice and human rights from us?? What they have done to Iraq and Afghanistan and now Syria after interfering them? Talk with sense.

    Ganga Thursday, 26 June 2014 07:27 AM

    Thank you. But will it actually happen?


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