US applauds President Sirisena for continuing efforts to promote
[March 17 2017]
United States, in a statement, applauded the
administration of President Maithripala Sirisena for its continuing
efforts to promote reconciliation. The statement was issued by mark C
Toner, Acting Spokesperson of the State Department in Washington.
The US stated that the UNHRC resolution on promoting
reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka would help
ensure a non-recurrence of conflict, and strengthen democratic
governance and freedoms for all Sri Lankans.
Full Statement issued by the US State Department:
On Monday, March 13 at the UN Human Rights Council the
United States and other members of the Friends of Sri Lanka Core Group
tabled a draft resolution on promoting reconciliation, accountability,
and human rights in Sri Lanka that reflects our enduring commitment to
lasting peace and justice for all the people of Sri Lanka.
The United States worked in close consultation with
the United Kingdom, Montenegro, and Macedonia, and in partnership with
the Government of Sri Lanka, to draft the resolution. We look forward to
the adoption of the text, which will support reconciliation and justice
in Sri Lanka, help ensure a non-recurrence of conflict, and strengthen
democratic governance and freedoms for all Sri Lankans.
The United States is pleased that Sri Lanka has agreed
once again to co-sponsor the resolution, and invites like-minded UN
members to demonstrate support for reconciliation and peace in Sri Lanka
by adding their names to the list of cosponsors. The United States
applauds the administration of President Sirisena for its continuing
efforts to promote reconciliation.
Courtesy: President's Media Division