US supports domestic process for justice, Kerry pledges to Sirisena

Kerry-Sirisena

Sep 29, 2015 (LBO) – US Secretary of State John Kerry has reiterated their support for a credible domestic process for justice and reconciliation in Sri Lanka.

Kerry met yesterday in New York with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and has discussed built on the meetings the Secretary had during his visit to Colombo in May.

The secretary added that the domestic process would be led and owned by the Sri Lankan people and is conducted in cooperation with the UN and with international support.

Kerry has also commended the bold steps taken by the new Sri Lankan government to restore democratic freedoms at home and to renew its engagements with the United Nations and other key partners abroad.

The Secretary and President Sirisena also discussed ways in which the United States can support Sri Lanka in pursuing clean energy initiatives, improving cooperation on climate change efforts in the run-up to the COP 21 meeting in Paris, and working toward open government goals.