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LLRC does not adequately address issues of accountability – US tells UNHRC

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The United States took another jab at Sri Lanka at the ongoing 19th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council by stating that the Government appointed Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) report does not include any plan to implement those recommendations, nor does it adequately address the crucial issue of accountability.

US stated that, “We note the publication of the final report of Sri Lanka’s domestic Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission and welcome its recommendations on reconciliation. However, the report does not include any plan to implement those recommendations, nor does it adequately address the crucial issue of accountability.”

The US statement by the Delegation of the United States of America Delivered by John Mariz added that based on the recent history of countries that have undergone similar experiences we know that accountability can play an important role in reconciliation process.

As Secretary Hilton noted we are prepared to work with Sri Lanka in order to bring lasting peace to the island, US added.

Excerpt of statement;

We note the publication of the final report of Sri Lanka’s domestic Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission and welcome its recommendations on reconciliation. However, the report does not include any plan to implement those recommendations, nor does it adequately address the crucial issue of accountability.  Based on recent history from countries that have undergone similar experiences, we know accountability can play an important role in the reconciliation process.  As Secretary Clinton noted, we are prepared to work with Sri Lanka in order to bring lasting peace to the island.
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