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12:00 AM, November 20, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, November 20, 2019

US urges Sri Lanka’s new leader to respect rights

US called Sri Lanka’s new president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, on Monday to ensure human rights and accountability after a campaign in which he vowed to scrap a probe into alleged war crimes. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States “stands ready to work” with Rajapaksa, whose brother, a previous president, alarmed Washington by forging close ties with China. “We call on President Rajapaksa to uphold Sri Lanka’s commitments to security sector reform, accountability, respect for human rights and non-recurrence of violence,” Pompeo said in a statement.

 

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