Colombo Telegraph

UK Reiterates Its Support To Sri Lanka War Crime Investigation Office

During a meeting with representatives of Tamil Diaspora Organizations UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister of State, Hugo Swire has reiterated his support to the investigation launched into war crimes in Sri Lanka by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OISL).

Hugo Swire

Swire had met with Tamil diaspora organizations including Tamils Against Genocide (TAG) and the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) yesterday in London.

Soon after the meeting, the Human Rights and Communications team of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office tweeted about the meeting through their handle:

@FCOHumanRights :

@HugoSwire met UK #Tamil group reps- discussed #humanrights in #SriLanka. UK strongly supports #OHCHR independent int’l investigation.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the FCO had been quoted in media as stating that the UK is disappointed at the position adopted by the Government of Sri Lanka with regard to the OISL. The official had gone on to state that UK continues to strongly support the renewed resolution that was mandated at the March session of the UN Human Rights Council and had stated they continue to call upon the Government of Sri Lanka to both co-operate with the investigation and to make progress on the human rights and reconciliation fronts.

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