Washington: The US has said it had not seen any detailed plan from Sri Lankan government on important steps towards reconciliation and asked the country to take "concrete steps" to implement recommendations made by a local commission on the matter.

"We long publicly supported the idea of the government of Sri Lanka having the time and space for this domestic Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission to carry out its work, and believe that an action plan would be announced when that report was made public," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters at his daily news conference.

The US, he said, has been very consistent in its dialogue with the Sri Lankan government, regarding the issue of reconciliation and accountability.

"..Frankly, we've not seen a detailed action plan from the government of Sri Lanka on how it's going to implement these recommendations," Toner said.

The United States said this month that it would support a motion at the Geneva-based body's upcoming meeting.

Sri Lanka appointed the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission on the war. But, Toner said Sri Lanka had not followed up on the panel's "many strong recommendations."

"We still encourage the government of Sri Lanka to move forward, to take concrete steps on this implementation plan," Toner said.

"We welcome the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission's report. It was a Sri Lankan undertaking, which includes many strong recommendations that, when implemented, could help improve and contribute to genuine reconciliation and strengthening of democratic institutions and practices in Sri Lanka.

"Then subsequent to the report's publication, we wanted government of Sri Lanka to follow up on some of the recommendations from the report," he said.

The US, he said, is working with its partners in Geneva on a resolution within UNHRC that calls for actions on important steps towards reconciliation.

"But, I think our goal ultimately is the same here. We want to see these recommendations implemented so that they can help lead towards reconciliation," he said.

The Obama Administration, he said, continues to be engaged with the Sri Lankan government.

"But we've long said that we would support local efforts and want to see local efforts to address these issues but we would also engage international mechanisms, if appropriate," Toner said.