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* US lauds Sri Lanka government for its continuing efforts to promote reconciliation
Thu, Mar 16, 2017, 07:20 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 16, Washington, DC: The United States commended Sri Lanka for agreeing once again to co-sponsor the UN resolution promoting reconciliation, accountability, and human right and applauded the administration of President Maithripala Sirisena for its continuing efforts to promote reconciliation.

Issuing a statement on Wednesday on the draft resolution on Sri Lanka presented to the UN Human Rights Council on March 13 by the United States and other members of the Friends of Sri Lanka Core Group, the U.S. State Department said the resolution reflects the United States' enduring commitment to lasting peace and justice for all the people of Sri Lanka.

The United States said it 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 press statement said.

"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," it said.

 


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