Sri Lanka will lose USD 13 million of development assistance from the US if it does not address accountability issues raised by Washington, a media report said.
A unanimous decision by the US House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday decided to vote on such a ban if the Sri Lankan government does not address accountability issues, ensures media freedom and withdraws emergency regulations.
The US Congressman Howard Berman, a senior figure in the Obama administration moved the resolution to ban aid to Sri Lanka.
This came after the British TV Channel 4”s “Killing Fields” documentary, which was aired at the US Congressional auditorium.
The final decision on the aid cut has to be approved by the Senate and Congress. (PTI)
Courtesy: DM Online