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Government rejects US State Department report on Sri Lanka

Aug 12, 2010 11:34:41 AM - itnnews.lk

The Government today rejected a US State Department report on Sri Lanka.

The Report stated that it should be evaluated whether international war regulations had been flouted during the last stage of the Northern operations. The Government said that contents of the report are baseless. In a statement, the Government it was totally rejecting the dossier. The Government statement said that in May 2009, Sri Lanka defeated the LTTE, recognized globally as a brutal terrorist organization. The conflict situation had a devastating effect on the people of Sri Lanka and that it has set a vigorous goal of rebuilding the nation to move forward into a new era of peace and prosperity. .

‘President Rajapaksa has appointed an independent Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission. The work of the Commission is now underway and is dedicated to fairness and impartiality. ‘Furthermore, the government has almost completed the resettlement of all displaced persons and continues to support their livelihood. It emphasized that the government would not halt the people’s friendly programme in the face of international pressure