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US urges Sri Lanka to uphold the rule of law and democratic governance

US urges Sri Lanka to uphold the rule of law and democratic governance

2012 Dec 09

The United States says that it is deeply concerned about the actions surrounding the ongoing impeachment trial against the Chief Justice.
 
Issuing a media release, US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner noted that the US government urges the Sri Lankan Government to guarantee due process and ensure that all investigations are conducted transparently in accordance with the rule of law.

The release also noted that the latest developments are part of a disturbing deterioration of democratic norms in Sri Lanka including the infringement on the independence of the judiciary.

The US notes that they continue to urge Sri Lanka to uphold the rule of law and democratic governance and to continue to address outstanding issues of accountability and reconciliation.

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