(WASHINGTON, LANKAPUVATH) – The United States (US) is pleased that Sri Lanka has agreed once again to co-sponsor the resolution, and invites like-minded United Nations (UN) members to demonstrate support for reconciliation and peace in Sri Lanka by adding their names to the list of cosponsors. The United States further applauds the administration of President Maithripala Sirisena for its continuing efforts to promote reconciliation.
Issuing a statement on the draft resolution on Sri Lanka presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Monday (13) by the United States and other members of the Friends of Sri Lanka Core Group, the Acting US State Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner said on Wednesday (15), that the resolution reflects the United States’ enduring commitment to lasting peace and justice for all the people of Sri Lanka.
The United States said it worked in close consultation with the United Kingdom (UK), Montenegro, and Macedonia, and in partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka, to draft the resolution.
“We look forward to the adoption of the text, which will support reconciliation and justice in Sri Lanka, help ensure a non-recurrence of conflict, and strengthen democratic governance and freedoms for all Sri Lankans,” the statement said.
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