UK will work on Lanka resolution with partners

hugo swireThe British Government says it will work with Sri Lanka and other partners at the UN Human Rights Council in response to the report on Sri Lanka by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

UK Minister for Asia, Hugo Swire said he welcomes the publication of the important report into allegations of serious violations and abuses of human rights in Sri Lanka.

“I am grateful to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, his staff and all who contributed, for the work that went into producing it. The UK has been a strong advocate for the UN’s investigation and was instrumental in securing the resolution that mandated it. We believe it is vital that the legacy of the conflict in Sri Lanka is properly addressed, to allow the country to fulfil its huge potential. We will study the report’s recommendations closely, and we look forward to working with Sri Lanka and other partners at the UN Human Rights Council in response to it,” he said.

He said UK hopes an agreement can be reached on a consensual resolution that will help to address the issues of the past and deliver lasting peace and prosperity for all Sri Lankans.

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