• Sri Lankan ethnic Tamil women cry at the grave of their relatives who died in a fierce fighting between the army and Tamil Tiger rebels in Mullivaikkal. (AAP)
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has announced Australia has co-sponsored a Sri Lankan reconciliation resolution to support stability in the country.
27 Sep 2015 - 11:17 AM  UPDATED 27 Sep 2015 - 11:33 AM

Australia has co-sponsored a reconciliation resolution to the United Nations with the Sri Lankan government.

The resolution, which aims to foster reconciliation and improve human rights and accountability of the nation, was tabled in the United Nations Human Rights council on Thursday.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement on Sunday the resolution, if effectively implemented, would provide Sri Lanka a platform to heal the wounds of war crimes committed during the nation's civil conflict.