US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha had a long conversation over the current situation in Sri Lanka and felt the need for greater progress towards reconciliation there, a State Department official has said.
Last week, Clinton met Jayalalitha during her visit to Chennai.
“They actually had quite a long conversation about Sri Lanka, and I think they both agreed that we have concerns about the situation in Sri Lanka,” Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert Blake told reporters.
“We hope that there’s going to be greater progress towards reconciliation. The meeting sort of comes in the context of this recent film, the Channel 4 documentary that’s gotten a lot of attention around the world, including here in the United States,” he said.
The United States, he said, believes that Sri Lanka must investigate the very troubling incidents that were reported in this documentary and in other documentaries and bring those that may be responsible for those to justice