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* UK remains concerned about the continued human rights violations in Sri Lanka
Sat, Jun 14, 2014, 09:59 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 14, London: The United Kingdom says it remains concerned about the human rights situation in Sri Lanka especially in the North.

The Senior Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Foreign and Commonwealth Office Baroness Warsi told the House of Lords Wednesday (June 11) that through its Mission in Geneva, UK maintains regular contact with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights over the UK's concerns.

UK's concerns on Sri Lanka include the continued intimidation and harassment of human rights defenders (HRDs) and activists, attacks on religious minorities, and the protection of the right to freedom of expression and opinion.

"Following the adoption of the resolution, we are engaging with international partners to ensure the implementation of the resolution's international investigation into violations of international law by both sides during Sri Lanka's conflict," Baroness Warsi said responding to a question on the recent assessment UK made of the human rights situation in Sri Lanka.

"We believe that progress on accountability, human rights and reconciliation is important in establishing enduring peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka. Such progress will ensure Sri Lanka can reach its full potential as a strong and prosperous nation," Baroness Warsi added.

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