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* British Foreign Minister to answer questions on Sri Lanka via Twitter today
Tue, Feb 5, 2013, 01:55 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 05, Colombo: The British Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Alistair Burt will answer questions on the UK's policy towards Sri Lanka today live via Twitter.

The Foreign Office Minister will answer the questions via Twitter on Tuesday 5th February from 11.15am -12.00 pm GMT, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) said. Questions can be submitted using the hashtag #askFCO.

The FCO said the Minister, who just returned from a visit to Sri Lanka last week, has up to date and first-hand knowledge of the progress Sri Lanka has made following the end of the civil war in 2009 and the challenges that remain to be addressed.

"A key aim of Mr. Burt's visit to Sri Lanka was to examine the progress towards an inclusive political solution that addresses the underlying causes of the conflict and takes into account the legitimate grievances and aspirations of all Sri Lankans. Mr. Burt welcomes questions/suggestions on this and other issues during the Twitter Q&A," the FCO said.

The FCO said there will be considerable international interest in Sri Lanka in 2013as the country's progress on promoting reconciliation and accountability will be reviewed at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Sri Lanka at the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva in March this year.

Later in the year, Sri Lanka will be on focus when the country prepares to hold the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November.

"The UK Parliament continues to follow events in Sri Lanka closely, with debates in Westminster Hall and the House of Lords having already taken place this year," the FCO said.

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