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Thursday, 24 May 2012 - 13:11
US says Sri Lanka should stand by the UNHRC decision.
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The US Government has rejected External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L Peiris’ “home grown solution” speech at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars during his visit to the US last week.

State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland said the US Government stands by the Human Rights Council decision.

Nuland said this at the State Department Press Briefing in Washington DC on Tuesday.

A journalist at the briefing asked Nuland about comments made by Minister Peiris at the Wilson Center’s audience, during which he said that Sri Lanka rejects the UN resolution supported by 23 countries, including the U.S.

Nuland responded that the US stands by the Human Rights Council decision.

Minister Peiris said at the Woodrow Wilson Center that the government is working on a domestic process which can’t be donor-driven or foreign-owned.

He further stated that at the end of the day, the solution that everyone wants has got to have a home-grown element to it.

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