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Friday, 23 March 2012 - 8:02
The US will help Sri Lanka achieve lasting peace.
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US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton also issued a statement regarding the US sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka that was passed at the UN Human Rights Council sessions.

She states that the United States, together with the international community, sent a strong signal that Sri Lanka will only achieve lasting peace through real reconciliation and accountability, and the international community stands ready to help.

She added that they are committed to working with the Sri Lankan government to help realize the goal of lasting peace, and she is looking forward to discussing future actions with Foreign Minister Peiris soon.

She also states that the US is looking to the Government of Sri Lanka to implement the constructive recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission and take the necessary measures to address accountability.

The statement concludes with an assurance that the US will continue the productive working relationship they have with the Sri Lankan Government based on shared values, respect and constructive dialogue and most importantly they would seek to strengthen their partnership with all the people of Sri Lanka.

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