Act now UK tells Lanka

The British Government called on Sri Lanka to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).

British Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Jeremy Browne expressed these views at the UN Human Rights Council today (Monday), the opening day of the 19th session.

He said in his speech that where states fail, the human rights institutions of the UN should act and support change and that such actions are what the makes the council an affective human rights body able to scrutinize states’ compliance with their obligations and offer technical assistance.

“I hope the Sri Lankan government will see that it is in this spirit of support and corporation that countries call on them to implement the recommendation made by their Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission,” he said.