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US confirms third resolution on Sri Lanka

2014 Jan 29

It is said that  United States today confirmed that it will bring a third resolution on Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva in March and Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal will visit Sri Lanka this week to discuss the resolution.

The Assistant Secretary will travel to Sri Lanka January 31-February 2, the State Department said in a release today.

During her three-day visit, Biswal will meet with Sri Lankan officials to discuss a range of bilateral issues, including post-conflict reconciliation, justice and accountability issues.

She is also scheduled to travel to Jaffna, where she will meet with Northern Provincial Council officials and civil society leaders.

Assistant Secretary Biswal will then travel to London for meetings with officials from the UK on February 3.

She will also travel to Geneva, for meetings regarding US government's intention to sponsor a resolution on Sri Lanka in the March session of the UN Human Rights Council.

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