Sri Lanka should transform the country: US

The US says Sri Lanka has significant opportunity to transform the country.

Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010, 14:29 PM IST

Washington: With the end of civil war and defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Sri Lanka has significant opportunity to transform the country, the US said on Wednesday.

"We`ve said many times, it has a significant opportunity to transform the country, lift it above and beyond the recent conflict, and we certainly hope that the government will take advantage of that opportunity," the State Department spokesman, PJ Crowley, said.

Crowley was responding to question about allegations of human rights violations in Sri Lanka as reported in the media, with human rights organisations demanding international investigations into these allegations.
"We continue to engage the Sri Lankan Government," Crowley said.

PTI