The British Government says it will support transitional justice in Sri Lanka, as the country marks 10 years since the end of the war.
Minister for Asia in the British Foreign Office, Mark Field said that the UK is a long-standing friend of Sri Lanka and it will continue to support reconciliation and transitional justice in order to build a peaceful, prosperous and stable future.
“On the 10th anniversary of the end of the armed conflict in Sri Lanka, we should take the opportunity to reflect and remember those from across all communities who lost their lives and suffered during the conflict,” he said in a brief statement.
He also said that the UK is deeply shocked by the terror attacks on Easter Sunday, and he reiterated his deepest condolences to those affected, and solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka.
“Now more than ever it is important to build on Sri Lanka’s diversity, its multi-ethnic and multi-religious society and traditions, to promote peaceful relations among all communities and faith groups, so that the whole of Sri Lanka can thrive and prosper,” he added.