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Sri Lanka reacts sharply to US plan for UN resolution, says it doesn't like external dictates
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, February 2, 2014 5:10 AM EST
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has hit out at the U.S. move to sponsor a third resolution at the United Nations human rights body criticizing its post-war reconciliation, saying it could further polarize the island nation.
Sri Lanka's External Affairs Ministry made a statement Sunday a day after U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Biswal concluded a visit during which she informed authorities of her government's intentions to sponsor a resolution at the Human Rights Council's March session.
Biswal told reporters Saturday that Sri Lanka's lack of progress to ensure justice and reconciliation nearly five years after a bloody civil war has frustrated Washington.