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Rapp 'disappointed' on accountability in Sri Lanka

The US Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues, Stephen Rapp, has expressed his disappointment at Sri Lanka’s progress on accountability issues.

Questioned by the Inner City Press on accountability, Rapp said the US sponsored two resolutions at the UN Human Rights Council, which "express our disappointment that provisions of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission haven't been implemented, in regard reconciliation... between Tamil and major communities in Sri Lanka and particular disappointment on accountability for the alleged grave atrocities near the end of the conflict on both sides."

Ambassador Rapp said the US will be watching Navi Pillay’s planned visit "very carefully", to decide the required steps.

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