News

US assures continued support for SL to fulfill commitments under UN resolution

21 June 2018 - 86   - 0

After the announcement by the United States that it is withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council effective June 19, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Athul Keshap met with senior  Sri Lankan officials to convey the assurance of the United States Government that it will remain fully engaged with the Sri Lankan Government to help it meet its continuing and standing commitments to the international community to advance the cause of reconciliation and lasting peace for all Sri Lankans, the US Embassy in Colombo stated in a media release. 

Following is the full release issued by the embassy: 

Secretary Pompeo has announced that the United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council effective June 19, 2018.  Ambassador Keshap met with senior Sri Lankan officials to convey the assurance of the United States Government that we will remain fully engaged with the Sri Lankan Government to help it meet its continuing and standing commitments to the international community to advance the cause of reconciliation and lasting peace for all Sri Lankans.

Sri Lanka co-sponsored with the United States two UN Human Rights Commission Resolutions: 30/1 in 2015 and Resolution 34/1 in 2017, and the United States continues to extend its support to Sri Lanka to fulfill these important commitments and obligations as articulated and reaffirmed in these resolutions.  Sri Lanka's continued progress toward fulfillment of these international commitments will facilitate further growth of our bilateral relations and enhance Sri Lanka's ability to engage with friends and partners around the world.

We will follow Sri Lanka's progress closely and look ahead to engaging with Sri Lanka between now and March 2019 in the spirit of friendship that has marked our recent relations.  As Sri Lanka takes further steps outlined in the Geneva resolution, the United States will also support and expand our bilateral partnership.

  Comments - 0

  • Leave a comment

Top Stories

Sri Lanka's inflation rises marginally in June 

Inflation marginally rose last month to 2.5 per cent from 2.1 per cent in May, according to the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS). In ...

23 July 2018 - Views : 6

China's Xi offers fresh $295 million grant to Sri Lanka

23 July 2018

Water filling of Kalu Ganga under the Kalu Ganga- Moragahakanda project inaugurated by President Sirisena

23 July 2018

Vijayakala speech: Probe on top officials who cheered

23 July 2018



style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px"
data-ad-client="ca-pub-6200193111498313"
data-ad-slot="1999573490">

 

Features & Analysis

George Keyt Foundation present 22nd edition of ‘Nawa Kalakaruwo’

The George Keyt Foundation is bringing the twenty second edition of it’s annual exhibition ‘Nawa Kalaka...

Cricketers pay a visit to the Apeksha (Cancer) Hospital in Maharagama

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) donated medicines worth Rs. 1 million to the Apeksha (Cancer) Hospital in Maharagama last eve...

“Disrupt Asia 2018” set to ignite Sri Lanka’s start-up landscape

Disrupt Asia 2018, the 3rd edition of Sri Lanka's Premier Start-up Conference and Innovation Festival, is set to ...

When Nigella was in Colombo

Eager fans of British TV chef and author Nigella Lawson seized the opportunity to get up close and personal with thei...



style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px"
data-ad-client="ca-pub-6200193111498313"
data-ad-slot="1999573490">