Resolution tabled at US Congress by 11 US senators expressing their support for SL

Resolution tabled at US Congress by 11 US senators expressing their support for SL

Resolution tabled at US Congress by 11 US senators expressing their support for SL

Written by Bella Dalima

28 Feb, 2014 | 6:31 pm

A resolution has been tabled at the US Congress by eleven US senators expressing their support for the internal rebuilding, resettlement, and reconciliation within Sri Lanka that are necessary to ensure a lasting peace.

The resolution calls upon the President of the United Stated to develop a comprehensive and well-balanced policy towards Sri Lanka that reflects the interests of the United States including human rights, democracy and the rule of law.

It also called on the United States along with the international community to assist the Sri Lankan government with due regard to its sovereignty, stability and security in establishing domestic mechanisms to deal with any grievances arising from the war in the country.

It also encourages the Government of Sri Lanka to put in place a truth and reconciliation commission similar to the one adopted by South Africa, accounting for the unique characteristics of the conflict and its aftermath.

Furthermore, the resolution urged the government to improve religious and media freedom and to bring to justice those responsible for attacks on journalists, as well as on places of worship.

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