Biswal says no talk of imposing economic sanctions on Sri Lanka

biswal  nisha desai US Asst Sec    US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal told reporters today that the US will submit a resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva next month.

The US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Nisha Biswal, who arrived in Colombo met the TNA yesterday including the Chief Minister of the Northern Province, C. V. Wigneswaran and also the opposition leader and government representatives.

Biswal traveled to the North today, where she met the Bishop of Jaffna, Provincial Councillor Ananthi Sashidharan and relatives of missing people, and the Northern Governor. She visited the Uthayan office and Naga Viharaya also.

The United States says there is no talk of imposing economic sanctions on Sri Lanka over the human rights issue. Biswal said this addressing the press at the American Centre on conclusion of her visit to Sri Lanka. She did not reveal the contents of the proposed resolution saying its was too early to discuss the text. She also raised concerns over attacks on places of worship and over people who met foreign dignitaries in the past being intimidated.

Biswal will travel to London for meetings with officials from the UK Government on Monday and then to to Geneva for meetings regarding the US intention to sponsor the resolution on Sri Lanka.

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