Deeply concerned about allegations of violations of international humanitarian law and human rights in Sri Lanka over the LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran's 12-year-old son Balachandran's killing, the US said that it plans to introduce its own resolution on the issue at the Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva.
"We continue to be deeply concerned by allegations of violations of international humanitarian law and human rights in Sri Lanka," State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters.
"At the end of this conflict, we support a full accounting for all who are engaged in acts that violated international humanitarian law," Nuland said.
She welcomed the report by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay noting the strong concern about the government of Sri Lanka's lack of action to address these long-standing issues of reconciliation and accountability.
"We plan to introduce our own resolution on this into the Human Rights Council," Nuland said.
At the corresponding session last year the India-backed US sponsored resolution urged the Sri Lankan government to show progress on reconciliation.
Sri Lankan forces had crushed Tamil rebels in May 2009 after nearly three decades of brutal fighting. The conflict claimed up to 1,00,000 lives, according to UN estimates, and both sides are accused of war crimes.
Sri Lanka while formulating an action plan for implementation maintained that most of the recommendations were already put in to effect.
Lanka dismisses documentary on Prabhakaran son's death
Colombo: A British channel has come out with a documentary featuring the pictures of the alleged cold-blooded killing of LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran's 12-year-old son, which was today dismissed by Sri Lanka as "lies, half truths and numerous forms of speculation".
The Channel 4 documentary titled 'No War Zone - the killing fields of Sri Lanka' is to be aired in Geneva at the next session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in March.
The pictures have once again raised questions over the conduct of Sri Lankan armed forces during the final stages of the operation against Tamil Tiger rebels and is another blow for the government in its attempts to head off a critical resolution at the UN Human Rights Council.
One of the photos shows Balachandran Prabakaran sitting in a bunker, alive and unharmed in the custody of Sri Lankan troops.
Another picture which was taken a few hours later shows the boy's body lying on the ground, his chest pierced by bullets.
Sri Lankan Army today dismissed as "lies, half truths, rumours and