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US pleased SL agreed to co-sponsor UNHRC resolution

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – The United States says it is pleased that Sri Lanka has agreed once again to co-sponsor the United Nations Human Rights resolution (UNHRC).

The US State Department issuing a statement invited like-minded UN members to demonstrate support for reconciliation and peace in Sri Lanka by adding their names to the list of cosponsors.

Acting Department Spokesperson Mark C Toner issuing a statement the United States applauds the administration of President Maithripala Sirisena for its continuing efforts to promote reconciliation.

On Monday the UN Human Rights Council the United States and other members of the Friends of Sri Lanka Core Group tabled a draft resolution on promoting reconciliation, accountability, and human rights in Sri Lanka that reflects our enduring commitment to lasting peace and justice for all the people of Sri Lanka.

The US worked in close consultation with the United Kingdom, Montenegro, and Macedonia, and in partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka, to draft the resolution.

The statement said the US looks 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.

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