Inquiry into disappearances-UK

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The British government called on the Sri Lankan government to investigate disappearances and resolve land issues in the Northern Province.

Issuing a statement after visiting the northern province, British High Commissioner in Colombo John Rankin said on Friday, ““I have seen some of the continuing challenges faced by people after so many years of conflict and displacement. Land issues built up over decades remain complex; some people do not know what happened to lost loved ones; and many women heads of household face difficulties playing the dual roles of bread winner and care provider.”

“I hope post-conflict issues can be further resolved in the context of continuing reconciliation and development processes. The British government will continue to assist in such efforts, in support of peace, security and prosperity for the Sri Lankan people,” the statement added.

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  • ANURA Saturday, 14 July 2012 03:51 AM

    British ambassodore , please try to investigate British crimes against humanity in Ireland for well over hundred years and also crimes against humainity in Iraq and Afganistan. If you do not have sufficient work in SriLanka please go back to England and try to serve your own people in a more honourable capacity without poking your nose in other people's affairs.

    Sumathipala Sunday, 15 July 2012 05:45 AM

    As only patriot comments are published, I don't think my comment comes up.
    Foreigners cannot give their opinion on the wrongdoings of the government, if they do they are branded LTTE supporters.
    If they try to probe it with evidence already gathered, they are branded LTTE supporters. If they try to help us, except the thugs, to stop killings, rape, disapearances they are also LTTE supporters. Only if they send money for help projects, orphanages, Tsunami funds and their embassies issuing visas for us, they are good. I suggest to stop all visas for Sri Lankans to any other country if the foreigners are shouted, blamed and humiliated,

    Hamlet Sunday, 15 July 2012 07:11 AM

    Sorry mistake....Above
    Would the British High Commissioner ask his Government, to please investigate those Sri Lankans who have taken 'Refuge' in ENGLAND. That would shine some light on the disappearances from the North and East of Sri Lanka.

    saman Saturday, 14 July 2012 05:25 AM

    Yes, give us assistance to probe appearance ,abduction killings, rape and land issue in up-country and Uva done by British government during 1850-1910

    King Sunday, 15 July 2012 08:00 AM

    Preleminery responsibility upon the British empies who ruled SL sometimes back. correct fom the routecause. Then come to current sttuation.

    Manupriya Saturday, 14 July 2012 06:21 AM

    Saman, I was going to say the same thing. The massacre, rape, torturing, plundering of every man, woman and child in Uva by the United Kingdom would have made even Hitler cringe.

    idiot Saturday, 14 July 2012 06:21 AM

    We will do what we like and no one can question, ahah? Sri Lankans are afraid to question - you know why, don't you. Do you like SL becoming a lawless country?

    DireStraits Saturday, 14 July 2012 06:35 AM

    In all honesty, why dont you mind your own bussiness?
    i.e. find out how the countless number of widows you help create in Afghanistan and Iraq in recent times and in many many many other nations in the your dirty past going back a few centuries.

    Roy Saturday, 14 July 2012 06:42 AM

    Go back to your county!

    RAJU Saturday, 14 July 2012 06:55 AM

    WELL, IT IS A TRUE COMMENT, AND IF WE ARE SRILANKAN IS READY TO COMMITED FOR A REAL PEACE IN SRILANKA , THEN WE MUST ACCEPT HIS MESSAGE WITHOUT TAKING THIS ON A COMMUNAL WAY.

    cxcb Saturday, 14 July 2012 07:03 AM

    stupid comment

    Gamini Senarath Saturday, 14 July 2012 07:16 AM

    What support you all hv given so fea!!!!You want to LTTE to come back.

    Pls act on your capacity ad HC only.You are well beyond that.

    Ranil Saturday, 14 July 2012 07:27 AM

    Ambassodor if you don't know the past crimes by Britis, I think you need to pack your bags as soon as possible.

    Bagalawathie Saturday, 14 July 2012 04:11 PM

    First tackle racism in UK and then come to lecture us.

    peeda mossa Saturday, 14 July 2012 04:29 PM

    ...and grabbing land dirt cheap from upcountry peasants, many descendants of whom are very poor and landless to date.

    Rankin Saturday, 14 July 2012 04:37 PM

    What to do, Roy ? If I don't please my bosses, I'll be kicked out of this job, and its not easy to find a job in my country with this economic downturn.

    nicky karunarathna Sunday, 15 July 2012 02:10 AM

    Send Tony Blair, Bush and Obama et al to ICC like African leaders and then talk mate. Londoners are protesting their backyards been converted to military zones for olympics and the poor residents lost the case in supreme court. Ironically court said - government have the authority to install missiles and make the whole country as military zone for national security. So my advice to you Mr. High Commissioner: go and resolve those issues first before coming here to give your two cents worth of advice! Your criminal past for the last one hundred years smelling to high heavens.

    Hamlet Sunday, 15 July 2012 03:12 AM

    Will you please investigate those Sri Lankans who have taken 'Refuge' in Sri Lanka. Maybe ythat would shine some light on the disappearances.


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