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* UK welcomes UNHRC's 'strong action' on Sri Lanka
Sat, Mar 29, 2014, 11:58 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 29, London: The United Kingdom welcomed the "strong action" taken by the Human Rights Council on Sri Lanka in passing a resolution against Sri Lanka, and said it was the right decision.

A senior minister of the British government, senior Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi said Friday that 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.

The UNNRC adopting the resolution on Sri Lanka has established an international investigation into allegations of violations and abuses of international law on both sides during the military conflict, and called on the Sri Lankan government to make further progress on human rights, reconciliation and a political settlement.

The UK co-sponsored the resolution with the U.S. and few other countries.

"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," Baroness Warsi said.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa rejected the resolution saying that he would instead press ahead with Sri Lanka's own reconciliation plans.

Rejecting the resolution the President said it only hurts the people.

"This resolution only hurts our reconciliation efforts. It does not help," President Rajapaksa said.

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