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U.S. says Sri Lanka has to address painful past to build a strong future

The United States reiterating its dedication to Sri Lanka’s long-term peace and prosperity said the island nation has to address its painful past and ensure the rights of all citizens to build a strong future.

Commenting on the adoption of the UN Human Rights Council resolution on Sri Lanka yesterday in Geneva, the U.S. Ambassador to Colombo Aliana B. Teplitz said the resolution co-sponsored by the U.S. acknowledges Sri Lanka’s ongoing efforts to deliver justice and accountability

However, it also recognizes that too many past promises and recommendations from government commissions have gone unfulfilled.

“For Sri Lanka to build a strong, inclusive future it has to address painful elements of the past and ensure the rights of all its citizens today,” Teplitz said in a Twitter post.

“As a co-sponsor, the U.S. reiterates its dedication to Sri Lanka’s long-term peace and prosperity,” she added.

Courtesy: Colombo Page

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