Biden administration to maintain push on human rights issue in Sri Lanka

By Easwaran Rutnam

The Joe Biden administration in the United States will maintain the push on the human rights issue in Sri Lanka.

The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz told reporters in Colombo today that it is too early to say if the US will rejoin the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.

However, she asserted the US will continue to work with other countries to ensure there is real peace in Sri Lanka.

The Trump administration withdrew from the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva accusing it of being biased.

The US Ambassador noted that there has been slow progress on the human rights issue by the former Government and the current Governemnt.

She also asserted that support for human rights should not be seen as an attempt to bully Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. No one or no country bullies SL by trying to address the Gross violation of Human Rights in SL. It is the GSL that falsely accuses, intimidates or bullies by saying that Tamil Human Rights is “an internal issue”. and the countries hearing it keep quiet, which is planned pretence by SL and the hearing country to dupe the citizens.

    Protecting a human being is a collective right possessed, by every human being inhabiting this planet earth to protect humanity regardless of their faith or belief.

    War criminals in SL should be tried by ICC. If unable, the International Community should help Tamils create their sovereign and independent Tamil Elam (TE), to make TE judiciary, try War Criminal soldiers in TE Courts of Law, with the help of able International judges.


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