UK welcomes action on Sri Lanka

foreign and commonwealth office  Senior Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi of  The Foreign & Commonwealth Office said in a  Press release that:

” The UK very much welcomes the action taken by the UN Human Rights Council on Sri Lanka, which has established an international investigation into allegations of violations and abuses of international law on both sides during the military conflict, and calls on the Sri Lankan government to make further progress on human rights, reconciliation and a political settlement. This was the right decision.”

The Sri Lankan people have waited long enough to know the truth of what happened to their loved ones, and members of the UN Human Rights Council have helped to ensure that this is possible. We hope that the Sri Lankan government will embrace this opportunity to establish the truth, to make progress on human rights concerns, and to lay the groundwork for lasting peace and prosperity. “The UK continues to condemn in the strongest terms Russia’s flagrant disregard of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. In the Council we called for an immediate, comprehensive and independent investigation into all human rights violations and abuses. We also joined others in raising our serious concerns about credible reports of kidnappings of journalists and activists, the blocking of independent media and the barring of independent observers. (Gov.uk)

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