Human rights abuses by the Sri Lankan security forces continue – the US

The US has expressed concerns over continuing human rights violations by the Sri Lankan security forces.

In a statement released today at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the US government said: ‘Although we are pleased with the Government’s support for these recommendations, we are concerned by ongoing reports of human rights violations and abuses by members of the security services, and recent attacks targeting members of religious minority communities.’

‘We urge the government to hold accountable all those responsible for human rights abuses and violations and to protect religious minorities and their places of worship. We further urge the government to take additional steps to fully implement the commitments it made in HRC resolution 30/1 and reaffirmed in HRC resolution 34/1,’ the US further added in its statement.