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Monday, 10 February 2014 - 19:15
Video: Anti Sri Lankan resolution presented to the US Congress
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A resolution on Sri Lanka has been presented to the US Congress by the Republican Senator of North Carolina Richard Burr.

The resolution titled, "Expressing support for the internal rebuilding, resettlement, and reconciliation within Sri Lanka that are necessary to ensure a lasting peace," is co-sponsored by 5 other Senators.

The resolution presented in the Senate on February 6th calls on the US and the international community to establish an independent international accountability mechanism to evaluate reports of war crimes and other human rights violations committed by both sides during and after the war in Sri Lanka.

The resolution has been referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

There is a 73 percent chance it will go to the next stage and be taken for a vote to decide if it should be adopted.

Meanwhile, with the March sessions of the UN Human Rights Council not too far ahead, the Government hopes to send a ministerial delegation to South Africa to lobby support from countries in the region to defeat a likely US-sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka.

South Africa is known to have influence over the UNHRC member countries in the African region.

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