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State Department report says how US promoted human rights

[b]State Department report says how US promoted human rights and democracy in Sri Lanka[/b]

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

[b]Washington, D.C., 09 April (Asiantribune.com):[/b] In a congressionally mandated annual report, Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record 2005-2006, Department of State accounts how the U.S. promoted human rights and democracy in Sri Lanka and how it was helping Sri Lankans achieve political solution to its national conflict.

The report was released here April 5.

In fact, the State Department report to the U.S. Congress details how it promoted human rights and democracy in 95 countries around the globe.

In the Sri Lanka report for the year 2005, the State Department outlines its efforts in promoting media freedom, democracy initiatives to hold free and fair elections, support for civil society for the equitable distribution of resources to the people, promotion of human rights and democracy at the local decision-making level to promote the concept of devolution of power and helping Sri Lankans achieve a political solution to its national conflict.

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