Mar 22, Colombo: The United States said the passage of resolution at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva is a "clear message" to the Sri Lankan government from the international community.
"Today's vote sends a clear message that the international community is committed to working with the Government of Sri Lanka to promote greater peace, stability, and prosperity for all of the people of Sri Lanka," a White House press statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden said.
Welcoming the Thursday's passage of the UNHRC resolution on "Promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka" the White House said the resolution, which the U.S. co-sponsored as part of a cross-regional group, calls on the Government of Sri Lanka to fulfill its commitments to promote meaningful reconciliation for all Sri Lankans.
The resolution also encourages the government to credibly investigate allegations of violations of international human rights and humanitarian law as Sri Lanka continues to heal from more than two decades of conflict, it said further.
The resolution against Sri Lanka passed with 25 votes in favor, 13 opposed and 8 in abstention.