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Clinton calls for Sri Lankan reconciliation – Las Vegas Sun

[MISC, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 12:06 No Comment]

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says India’s example of multicultural democracy should serve as a model for neighboring Sri Lanka.

The Sinhalese-dominated government there won a bloody civil war against ethnic minority Tamil separatists two years ago. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has yet to fulfill his promise to push for national reconciliation.

Clinton said in the southern Indian city of Chennai it could be seen how much society can achieve when all citizens fully join their country’s political and economic life.

She said Wednesday, "Every Sri Lankan deserves the same hope and opportunity."

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