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Sri Lanka must ‘undertake a difficult but essential journey’ - US

The United States said the goal of the recently passed resolution at the UN Human Rights Council is to “to help Sri Lanka undertake a difficult but essential journey”.

Ambassador Keith Harper told the council the resolution “seeks to support Sri Lanka’s path to lasting peace, built on a foundation of justice and accountability”.

“The goal of this resolution—and of our efforts here in Geneva—is to help Sri Lanka undertake a difficult but essential journey,” he said. “And, we welcome that this resolution recognizes the critical role of continued OHCHR engagement.”

“We will continue to work bilaterally and multilaterally to support all Sri Lankan people in their efforts to achieve a Sri Lanka that is peaceful, democratic, prosperous, and realizes the full potential of all its citizens,” concluded the ambassador.

See the full text of the statement here.