US to bring new human rights resolution against Sri Lanka

US Officials in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: The US will bring a fresh resolution to the UN Human Rights Council in a bid to force Sri Lanka to deliver on promises to probe its troops for war crimes, top US diplomats announced on Monday after talks with Colombo.

“The US has decided to sponsor a procedural resolution (against Sri Lanka) at the March 2013 sessions of the UNHRC,” Deputy Assistant Secretary of State James Moore said, adding Colombo must do more to ensure accountability after decades of war.

Courtesy: Times of India