UK urges Govt. - TNA to make serious progress

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for South Asia Alistair Burt said his country will continue to urge the Tamil National Alliance and the Sri Lankan Government to make ‘serious progress’, towards a political settlement in the country.

Answering questions today on social networking site, Twitter Mr. Burt said, “Details of a political settlement must be for Sri Lankans themselves to work out. And the political settlement is fundamental.”

Commenting on the forthcoming Commonwealth Meeting scheduled to be held in Colombo; Mr. Burt said Britain is yet to decide on the level of attendance at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

While claiming that physical change such as roads or return from camps is ‘genuine,’ he said that those were in themselves not sufficient.

“We look forward to Sri Lanka demonstrating those commonwealth values of good governance, rule of law and human rights and continue to press the government to do so,” he tweeted.

He said it was essential that human rights defenders were free to speak out as they continued to make it clear to Sri Lankan authorities.
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  • dias Wednesday, 06 February 2013 04:05 AM

    What is your problem

    Naman Wednesday, 06 February 2013 09:50 AM

    Tamils have been not only losing their lands but also rights to get university education and on to get Jobs.
    They are really being Squeezed.

    Ampattan Wednesday, 06 February 2013 05:33 PM

    Who is going to listen you, Sir

    RamUK Wednesday, 06 February 2013 10:45 AM

    thanks Kumar i am tired of these ppl...they do not know the power sharing in N Ireland gosh..lack of knowledge is the main prob

    Nodrog Wednesday, 06 February 2013 12:55 AM

    The policy of bigger nations is 'do as I say and not as I do'.

    Donkey Tuesday, 05 February 2013 12:00 AM

    we would not be in this mess if it weren't for you guys.. thanks for the input via DM Android App

    Terrance Wednesday, 06 February 2013 06:33 AM

    When some one remind rule of law racist get annoyed why?

    kumar Wednesday, 06 February 2013 06:38 AM

    Did N. Ireland people complained to you?. They are enjoying much more freedom and there were no war crimes. an no aerial bombing.

    palitha perera Tuesday, 05 February 2013 03:46 PM

    Pl. grant a good political solution to northern Ireland and come to advise us. Your 'slip is showing' UK!

    Jeewan Wednesday, 06 February 2013 06:55 AM

    In the case of Israel, the tail wags the dog.


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