Britain said that it regularly discusses the situation in Sri Lanka at ministerial and official level with both the Sri Lankan Government and with other foreign Governments.
“We have had a number of meetings with the Sri Lankan Government since November 2013, including a meeting between the British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Peiris in December 2013,” Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Hugo Swire said adding that “…Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to London was invited and attended the gathering of Commonwealth High Commissioners that I hosted at Lancaster House on 24 February 2014.”
In response to a question in UK’s Parliament on Wednesday, Swire also said that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has now called for an international investigation into allegations of violations and abuses of international human rights and humanitarian law on both sides during the civil war.
“We agree that, given the lack of a credible domestic accountability process to date, an independent international investigation is now needed. I set this out in my speech to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 3 March. We are now working to achieve a UN Human Rights Council resolution which calls for an international investigation, in addition to addressing ongoing human rights concerns in Sri Lanka,” he added.