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US notes importance of ensuring accountability in Sri Lanka

The United States noted the importance of ensuring accountability in Sri Lanka saying it will  foster long term stability and prosperity.

A top US diplomat also emphasized on the importance of the US relationship with Sri Lanka saying the country is a valued partner in the Indo-Pacific region.

Speaking to journalist yesterday (Wednesday) in an online press conference, outgoing US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, Alice Wells, said that the strength of the partnership between the US and Sri Lanka was on display following the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks.

“The United States offered full support to the immediate manhunt, the long term rebuilding and sustained counter-terrorism efforts,” she said.

She also noted the importance of the Sri Lankan government advancing justice, accountability, reconciliation and human rights will foster long term stability and prosperity.

Her comments come as the push for accountability related to the war in Sri Lanka continues.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had said the other day that he will not hesitate to withdraw from any organization which exerts pressure on Sri Lanka and its war heroes.

Courtesy: Colombo Gazette

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