|high profile US delegation due here|
The United States will dispatch its newly appointed Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal to Sri Lanka next month to review the progress of implementing measures outlined in the previous resolution on Sri Lanka.
She is due here in the second week of January to hold talks with top leaders of Sri Lanka across the political divide. It is learnt that she will hold talks with External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris on the steps taken by the government in the implementation of the measures outlined in the US sponsored resolution adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in March this year.
The resolution called for the government to implement constructive recommendations by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), and to address allegations of human rights violations during the latter part of the war. Sri Lanka’s issue is to be taken up again for review at the session scheduled for March, 2014.