State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Sri Lanka had ample time to avoid the Geneeva UNHCR Resolution and how ever as it as not done so it should now put the proposal in to action or face international action. Resolution should listen to the words of the international community and implement the plan that they have never implemented.
Newland pointed out that Sri Lanka had the opportunity to implement recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) which was apoited by the president of Sri Lanka him self.
“24 other countries also voted for it. We call on the Government of Sri Lanka to fulfill its obligations to its own people. The resolution very clearly expresses the support of the international community for Sri Lanka, addressing its outstanding issues related to reconciliation and for meeting its obligations for accountability, which it has not yet done,” she said responding to a question at a State Department press briefing.
“Again, we want to see the Sri Lankans take their own decisions. As we’ve said before, if those are not forthcoming, the international community will look at whether there are other steps we can take,” she said.
When asked what those “other” steps meant she said that an international effort has been discussed parallel to Sri Lanka’s own initiatives.
“We have talked in the past about whether there ought to be an international effort on this front rather than a Sri Lankan-led effort.”