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The United States and Sri Lanka have had talks on the human rights issue and other related matters.

The matters were discussed between the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz and Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena yesterday.

Both sides also discussed the investment outlook and opportunities in Sri Lanka.

“They discussed the status of Sri Lanka’s domestic human rights, reconciliation and accountability efforts; cooperation to counterterrorism and transnational crime; and the investment outlook and opportunities in Sri Lanka,” US Embassy Spokesperson Nancy Van Horn told Daily Mirror.

The meeting took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Just last week Teplitz told reporters in Colombo that the Joe Biden administration in the United States will maintain the push on the human rights issue in Sri Lanka.

The US Ambassador had said that it was too early to say if the US will rejoin the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. However, she asserted the US will continue to work with other countries to ensure there is real peace in Sri Lanka.(EASWARAN RUTNAM)

  Comments - 9

  • Ranaweera Wednesday, 03 February 2021 08:41 AM

    US left the HRC because HRC was acting in the interests of criminal and terrorist rights more often than the human rights. What they are trying to do to Sri Lanka is the same.

    xaber Wednesday, 03 February 2021 12:41 PM

    Lol. Good one.

    Pirta Wednesday, 03 February 2021 09:10 AM

    Sri Lanka ambassador in US should discuss with their counterparts about their huma rights too. If not allowed make this woman Persona Non Grata!

    Thusitha Wednesday, 03 February 2021 09:26 AM

    Why this interference in our internal affairs? We are a sovereign nation. Stop violating our territorial integrity.

    sunil Wednesday, 03 February 2021 04:16 PM

    territorial integrity and HR issues are two different matters

    Punchi Banda Wednesday, 03 February 2021 01:06 PM

    US we only want your money, aid, alms, other freebies. We don’t want your values on human rights that are incompatible with our superior Buddhist shinghala culture. We may be beggars but we have this superior Buddhist thing that makes as elevated in terms of superiority

    Mokan Wednesday, 03 February 2021 01:16 PM

    Guys, Use your brains. We need USA for survival but not vice versa

    Cooray Girl Wednesday, 03 February 2021 08:14 PM

    Black lives matter.

    Account Abilty Thursday, 04 February 2021 03:17 AM

    Sure Cooray Girl. Tamil lives too.


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