British Prime Minister David Cameron said that he had secured the ‘full backing of the European Union’ for the UK co-sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka next week at the UN Human Rights council session.
“Countries will vote on that resolution next week, and today I secured the full backing of all of the European Union for that approach,” the Premier said in a statement.
“I also raised the situation in Sri Lanka. As you know, this is an issue I care deeply about. I want to see reconciliation in the country, and that means properly addressing issues of the past. President Rajapaksa has failed to do this, so now we need an international, independent investigation into alleged war crimes. The UN human rights commissioner has called for this, and that is what a UK co-sponsored resolution at the UN human rights council supports,” Cameron added.