The United States says it will work with Sri Lanka to address the important findings of the investigation report on Sri Lanka by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Erin M. Barclay, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs said that the US is also eagerly anticipating the release of the report on Sri Lanka.
“The United States will engage with the government of Sri Lanka with the objective to develop a resolution that will gain the consensus support of this Council and will assist Sri Lanka in achieving meaningful and credible accountability as well as address the important findings of the OHCHR investigation report,” she told the UN Human Rights Council during its 30th session today.
Meanwhile the delegation from the UK and Ireland said that it welcomes the progress made by the Government of Sri Lanka and encouraged the Government to fulfill its commitments to the High Commissioner for Human Rights and to consider in full the recommendations of the report on Sri Lanka by the High Commissioner.
“We welcome the progress made by the government of Sri Lanka and encourage it to fulfil its commitments to the High Commissioner, to consider in full the OHCHR report’s recommendations and to establish credible and consultative reconciliation and accountability mechanisms to help bring lasting peace and justice to Sri Lanka,” the UK delegation said.(Colombo Gazette)