United States(US) Secretary of State John Kerry releasing a statement mentioned that the Sri Lankan Government’s decision to join as a co-sponsor of the US draft resolution United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva paves the way for all to work together to deliver the commitments reflected in the resolution.
“Today the United States, Sri Lanka, and our partners tabled a resolution at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that represents a landmark shared recognition of the critical importance of truth, justice, reparations, and guarantees of non-recurrence in promoting reconciliation and ensuring an enduring peace and prosperity for all Sri Lankans.”Kerry has said in the statement.
He has also pointed out that the US will support Sri Lanka to strengthen democracy and restore civil liberties of all Sri Lankans and also that the citizens of Sri Lanka have chosen the path of peace. “This resolution demonstrates our support for Sri Lanka” Kerry said.
In the statement Kerry has further elaborated as to how important the resolution is for Sri Lanka and how it will further strengthen the relations with the international community. He has mentioned that it will help families of the missing find answers about their loved ones. “Also it will set out a path to provide truth, justice, reparation, and guarantees of non-recurrence,” he had mentioned.
Kerry has said that he believes that the resolution will safeguard the reputation of those including the military, who conducted themselves with honor and professionalism.
“The United States will remain steadfast in our commitment to walk with Sri Lanka as it takes these important but challenging steps,” he had said in the statement.