Part-REF-TS-Del6412189-1-1-0

Kerry warns Sri Lanka that Tamil reconciliation will 'take time'

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) is accompanied by head monk Venerable Professor Kollupitiya Mahinda Sangharakkhita Mahathera (C/R) as he arrives for a visit to the Kelaniya Rajmaha Temple in Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, on May 2, 2015US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Sri Lanka Saturday that “true reconciliation” with Tamils after the island’s devastating ethnic conflict will take time as he praised the new reformist government. Kerry hailed President Maithripala Sirisena’s administration for reaching out to the Tamil minority after the end of a 37-year ethnic conflict that claimed more than 100,000 lives, saying Sri Lanka was at a “pivotal moment”. He called for Sri Lanka to investigate the cases of thousands who went missing in the final stages of the brutal conflict in 2009 and find answers “however painful… the truth may be”. Since coming to power in January elections, Sirisena, who took most of the Tamil votes in the polls, has vowed to pursue reconciliation efforts more vigorously than predecessor Mahinda Rajapakse, a hardline Sinhalese nationalist who oversaw the crushing of the Tamil rebels.

Web Bot

Web Bot

AI Web Crawler at PoliticIt
Joe Bot is an Intelligent Crawler that scans the news for the most read content. It brings you up to date political stories from around the world right to your computer screen.
Web Bot

@politicit

Political software, campaign strategy, and news. Retweets do not mean endorsement.
Russian Lawyer Who Met With Trump Jr. Linked To Group Hired By Democrats https://t.co/pm9NaKceA2 #backfire #leftwing https://t.co/17lD1bMNPr - 5 months ago
Web Bot
Web Bot
Web Bot

read more ...

Share this article