Sunday, 02 March 2014 - 8:00
Ready to corporate with Sri Lanka on accountability; a statement from US
The United States has offered to work with the Sri Lankan Government on the accountability process.
Acting Assistant Secretary of State at the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Uzra Zeya told that the US and its partners are sponsoring a resolution in Geneva on Sri Lanka since the government still has not answered demands for accountability and reconciliation.
US Secretary of State John Kerry had earlier said that the US is keen on the resolution on Sri Lanka to be presented at the March session of the UN Human Rights Council.
Kerry made the comment after releasing the annual human rights report for 2013 by the US State Department today.
However, US Acting Assistant Secretary of State stated that they stand ready to assist the Government of Sri Lanka to ensure that accountability and justice are achieved and that democratic rights are respected.
The 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council begins in Geneva tomorrow and goes on till March 28 during which time the US is expected to sponsor a resolution on Sri Lanka.