UK supports SL to advance reconciliation programme

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The UK Government would continue its work with the Sri Lankan Government at the national level and with local and international organisations to help them advance the country's wide reconciliation agenda, British High Commissioner James Dauris said.

Extending wishes for the News Year, he said the UK would continue to help Sri Lanka in its programme to foster trust and good relations between communities and move down the path of peace and prosperity for future generations. “This is one of the important things I will be doing,” he said.

The High Commissioner also said they have done a remarkable number of things in 2018 and one highlight was the visit by their Royal Highnesses the Earl and Countess of the Wessex.

“Their Royal Highnesses were here in February for the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the independence of Sri Lanka. Another was the visit by the England cricket team in October. The matches brought thousands of people together in a celebration of strong supporting links that Sri Lanka and the UK enjoy,” he said.

Meanwhile, he said a number of Sri Lankan students had travelled to the UK this year to further their education.

“An increase number of them went through British Government's scholarships. Through the year, I have met hundreds of students taking British qualifications here in Sri Lanka. This enabled them to show they have the skills the employers are looking for here and internationally,” he said.

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  • Amal Friday, 28 December 2018 12:03 PM

    your reconciliation is dividing the nation, please mind your business.

    Mandayan Friday, 28 December 2018 05:23 PM

    Their reconsilation is to help the nations to be togeather that merged during their colonisation. Did you get that?

    Rohan Friday, 28 December 2018 12:30 PM

    You feel so much reverence to your Royal family. But right now there is a big crisis in Britain due to Brexit,government may fall,potential for economic collapse and even riots in the streets of Britain. Only yesterday Cressida Dick, the head of Scotland Yard, warned of possible catastrophe if no deal is reached in the Brexit discussions. But your Queen the head of state whom you worship literally as a Goddess is keeping silent while the country is facing its biggest threat since the Second World War. As a Sri Lankan, while you continue to advice us as to how to run our country, let me ask you what is the purpose of you having a Royal family with the silent Queen who can’t even talk about her views for the country she leads that is facing an imminent economic apocalypse and social calamity.

    Jude Friday, 28 December 2018 12:37 PM

    So for all that Generosity !! What do you expect in return !???

    Bo Adolfsson Friday, 28 December 2018 12:55 PM

    I think UK needs a national reconciliation programme after March 29th!Perhaps SL could help?

    GH Friday, 28 December 2018 12:57 PM

    What reconciliation you mean? If the present PM is kicked out of the post, the country and its citizens will be safe.

    Chari Friday, 28 December 2018 03:03 PM

    Please keep away from Sri Lanka's internal affairs. Remember President Premadasa expelled a British High Commissioner for interference in internal affairs.

    Mandayan Friday, 28 December 2018 05:27 PM

    If we go little further back, they ruled us and gave independence. During Premadasa’s time, human rights were put in roadside and in tyres and he was expelled for raising voice against.

    Don Martin Friday, 28 December 2018 04:12 PM

    A gang of fundamentalist breaking Statues of Load Buddha. What is your recommendations to deal with the situations.?


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