Not convinced that international investigation is the best way forward – says Julie Bishop

Not convinced that international investigation is the best way forward – says Julie Bishop

Not convinced that international investigation is the best way forward – says Julie Bishop

Written by Bella Dalima

28 Mar, 2014 | 5:07 pm

Issuing a statement, Australia Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says that she is not convinced that the US Sponsored resolution’s call for a separate, internationally-led investigation, without the cooperation of the Sri Lankan Government, is the best way forward.

Julie Bishop adds that the resolution adequately recognised the significant progress taken by the Sri Lankan government to promote economic growth and its investment in infrastructure in areas formerly dominated by the LTTE in the north and northeast of the country.

She adds that Australia will increase its efforts to work constructively with the Sri Lankan Government, the Tamil National Alliance and other stakeholders to identify ways to promote economic, social and cultural reconciliation.

In her statement, the Australian Foreign Minister also urge the Sri Lankan Government to implement the recommendations of its Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, and to engage with domestic and international stakeholders to advance an effective and transparent reconciliation agenda.

 

 

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