Sri Lanka ready for US resolution

The government says it is prepared to respond to a United States resolution expected to be submitted at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions scheduled to begin in Geneva in February.Foreign Secretary Karunathilaka Amunugama said that the government has done a lot to address post war issues in the country and has also briefed the international community on its progress. “The U.S. is entitled to its views but Sri Lanka is ready to respond to the resolution. We have made substantial progress on the recommendations made by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) report and we have briefed the diplomatic community and media about this,” Amunugama said. (Colombo Gazette)Report By Jamila Najmuddin Three visiting U.S. officials consisting of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State James Moore, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Vikram Singh, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Jane Zimmerman told reporters in Colombo that a resolution was aimed at pushing Sri Lanka to address human rights concerns relating to the final stages of the 30 year conflict against Tamil Tiger rebels. The United States yesterday warned that a procedural resolution on Sri Lanka will be submitted before the Council in Geneva.