UK legislator to push for pressure on Sri Lanka on rights issue

A British legislator has said he will continue to push for pressure on Sri Lanka on the human rights issue.

Newly elected as the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils (APPG), Paul Scully has said human rights concerns remain in Sri Lanka and he pledged to continue to raise the issue internationally.

Scully said he would support the interests of the Tamil community in the UK while the APPG will continue to raise the issue in the UK Parliament, in Brussels and Geneva aiming to keep this in the mind of the Government, the EU and the United Nations.

“The United Nations Human Rights Council recognises that the process is slow and that concerns remain about human rights in Sri Lanka,” he said.

Scully had earlier raised the issue in the UK Parliament, calling for a debate on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka in the lead-up to the next session of the UNHRC. (Colombo Gazette)

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