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UK Minister raises concerns on forced cremation of COVID victims in SL ahead of Human Rights Council


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Minister of State for the Commonwealth, the United Nations and South Asia Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon raised concerns on the impact of forced cremations of COVID-19 victims on faith groups, justice & accountability in Sri Lanka ahead of the upcoming Human Rights Council.

The UK Minister conveyed this to Foreign Affairs Minister Dinesh Gunawardena in a telephone conversation.

“The UK & Sri Lanka are collaborating on climate change & trade. In my call with @DCRGunawardena today, I also raised concerns ahead of the upcoming @UN Human Rights Council, including the impact of forced cremations of #COVID19 victims on faith groups + justice & accountability,” Tariq Ahmad tweeted.

  Comments - 10

  • lal Saturday, 23 January 2021 08:47 AM

    Thunmulle Specialist will have to work overtime

    Sokrates Saturday, 23 January 2021 08:55 AM

    The burning of Covid-19 corpses affects not only one religious community, but the entire population of Sri Lanka. Everyone has to submit to the exception rules. The cremating arrangement is correct if there is even the slightest possibility of infection. The health of the entire population is more important than if some Muslims want to meet 72 huries (virgins) in paradise.

    Mm Saturday, 23 January 2021 09:14 AM

    Why not 1st raise the question as to why UK is having one of the largest covid death rates ?

    Esther Cohen, Europe Saturday, 23 January 2021 12:38 PM

    Not by burying Covid19 victims. First get your facts right

    Palitha Marambe Saturday, 23 January 2021 09:17 AM

    Tell him to mind his country and leave us alone. I am not a racist. Do what is right and safe for the our country. Our safety should be our concern and others should not interfere.

    Esther Cohen, Europe Saturday, 23 January 2021 12:41 PM

    Palitha, maybe you think you are not a racist, but you are a xenofobic for sure

    Nomads Saturday, 23 January 2021 01:50 PM

    Those who are concerned of the health of whole population fail to understand what is happening to the infected covid patients discharges when it gets released to earth. Should they be burned alive for the uninfected to survive. So it is no point of making things clear on burial issue against mythical fools. That's why the 6.9million loyalists are wheeping silently now. Sorry nation.

    Hassan Saturday, 23 January 2021 02:54 PM

    Have they addressed forced burial of non muslims in muslim countries?

    Sri Lankan Saturday, 23 January 2021 03:40 PM

    Esther Cohen just stay in Europe and mind your business

    saman Saturday, 23 January 2021 04:56 PM

    Lord Tariq ....... England is now conquered land!

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