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* UK minister discusses Sri Lanka with rights groups
Fri, Jan 10, 2014, 10:40 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 10, London: The British Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Hugo Swire has said that he met with several Non- Governmental Organizations and held discussions on Sri Lanka's human rights situation .

In a Twitter message Swire said he met the NGOs including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International on Thursday to discuss human rights in Sri Lanka and the impact of Britain's attendance at the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka in November.

Swire in a Twitter message said that he "made clear the importance the UK attaches to continued progress on human rights in SL, including on accountability."

During his address at the CHOGM, Swire urged Sri Lanka to implement all of the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission report, including investigations into disappearances.

The UK has called on Sri Lanka to conduct an independent credible investigation into allegations of violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law by March 2014.

Swire has stated that Sri Lanka's progress will be assessed at the March 2014 UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva.

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