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US to stress on the importance of human rights abuses in Lanka

world Updated: Dec 16, 2009 08:18 IST

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The United States continues to stress on the importance of ending human rights abuses in Sri Lanka and asks the Rajapaksa Government to return displaced persons back to home, a senior official has said.

"We continue to stress to the Government of Sri Lanka the importance of ending human rights abuses, including media intimidation, investigating and holding accountable those who are responsible for past abuses, pursuing meaningful steps towards dialogue and cooperation with Tamil and other minority communities," Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, P J Crowley, said.

The Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Robert Blake, was in Sri Lanka in recent days. "Among the other things he was talking about was to continue to encourage Sir Lanka in terms of the return of displaced persons back to their homes," Crowley said.

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