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Nuland: US Supports HRC Action on Sri Lanka to Promote Reconciliation and Accountability
Daily Press Briefing Excerpt on Sri Lanka
March 14, 2012

Victoria Nuland

Washington, DC

QUESTION: Yes. A new footage showing execution of 12-year-old son of LTTE leader Prabhakaran has surfaced. Do you have any comments on that with the Sri Lankan delegation lobbying hard at Geneva?

MS. NULAND: I do. I have to find it here. I’m not finding it. Here we go.

This is with regard to the video that is circulating, that we obviously are not able to authenticate, with regard to the son of Prabhakaran. As we’ve stated many, many times, we are deeply concerned about allegations of international human rights law and human rights violations in Sri Lanka. We support a full accounting of and accountability for anybody who is engaged in acts that violated international human rights and humanitarian law. That’s why, with our partners, we are supporting a resolution at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that calls for action on important steps towards reconciliation and accountability while expressing the international community’s concern about the delays in implementation. We are also, as you know, encouraging the Government of Sri Lanka to communicate what it intends to do to implement the recommendations of the LLRC, which made its own recommendations way back in the fall.