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Clinton did not implicate anyone in Sri Lanka- US Ambassador

[DailyMirror, Friday, 2 October 2009 08:34 No Comment]

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not implicate any party in Sri Lanka during her speech at the UN Security Council on Wednesday when she made a reference to Sri Lanka, the US Ambassador in Sri Lanka Patricia Butenis said today.

“During the 26-year long war in Sri Lanka, there were allegations of rape and sexual violence, just as in other conflicts. Secretary Clinton’s statement was to raise awareness of such brutality, not to implicate specific perpetrators,” the Ambassador said.

Ambassador Patricia Butenis noted that the full remarks of the speech by Secretary Clinton’s shows that she made no reference to the Sri Lankan Army or to the LTTE.

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