US for process in Lanka with UN support

KerryUS Secretary of State John Kerry says the US will support a domestic process led and owned by the Sri Lankan people and conducted in cooperation with the UN and with international support.

The US Embassy in Colombo said that Kerry had expressed this view when he met President Maithripala Sirisena in New York.

The Secretary commended the bold steps taken by the new Sri Lankan government to restore democratic freedoms at home and to renew its engagements with the United Nations and other key partners abroad.

He noted the United States’ support for a credible domestic process for justice and reconciliation in Sri Lanka — one that is led and owned by the Sri Lankan people and is conducted in cooperation with the UN and with international support.

The Secretary and President Sirisena also discussed ways in which the United States can support Sri Lanka in pursuing clean energy initiatives, improving cooperation on climate change efforts in the run-up to the COP 21 meeting in Paris, and working toward open government goals. (Colombo Gazette)

2 COMMENTS

  1. TNA should take note of all these utterances by US and allied groups including India. TNA unreservedly supported MS-RW team expecting a genuine and enhanced action on their pre election clamour for an international inquiry. This expectation gradually disintegrated after the elections, but TNA noted for playing games for their political survival still continues supporting the Government by making dithering statements further confusing Tamil people whether TNA actually wants an international inquiry or satisfied with Domestic inquiry. The government sponsored UNHRC recommendations for a domestic cum hybrid court inquiry is delivered palatably like a sugar coated pill.

  2. Sri Lanka has a very primitive Judicial System in terms of Impartiality and Competence and therefore cant be trusted .Just look at how Shirani was impeached and justice still to be delivered to Thousands of Victims through extra judicial killings. MS is trying to protect MR and it wont work in a Domestic Setting.

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