The US has ignored the calls for war crimes investigations against Sri Lanka saying that there is no such necessity.
US State Department spokesman Philip J. Crowley stated this at his daily news briefing yesterday. When the media personnel questioned whether any action would be taken against the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is currently on a private visit to the United States he said that the US has explicitly stated that it had no intention of meeting Sri Lankan President during his private visit. He further said that they have made strong public statements and are supporting what Sri Lanka is doing. He said that the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission has been receiving testimony from hundreds of people and its mandate has been extended to June of this year, at which time it will make a report to President Rajapaksa. When the media personnel questioned whether the US would take any action against the President due to the calls made by Amnesty International or any other organization, the State Department Spokesman stated that there is no issue with Sri Lanka and that they had no trouble communicating their views to the Government of Sri Lanka.