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Britain said that challenges clearly remain in Sri Lanka, including the promotion of long term reconciliation between people whose memories of a violent conflict are in many cases still fresh.

British Deputy High Commissioner, Robbie Bulloch after a visit to Trincomalee and Mullaitivu said, “We also learned more about the brutality of the LTTE, which used child soldiers and committed terrorist atrocities.   Challenges clearly remain, including the promotion of long term reconciliation between people whose memories of a violent conflict are in many cases still fresh.”

In the course of the visit the Deputy High Commissioner visited the China Bay naval base, former LTTE bases and the areas where the final stages of the war took place.  He saw at first hand the devastation caused by the conflict, including through meeting displaced people and war affected Tamil, Muslim and Sinhalese communities.

“I was pleased to make my first official visits to Trincomalee and Mullaitivu, two regions deeply affected by the war.  We saw some good work being carried out to help resettle former internally displaced communities and restore their livelihoods, as well as important infrastructure development,” the British High Commission I Colombo said quoting Mr. Bulloch.

“The UK will continue to support Sri Lanka in building a sustainable peace in all parts of the country.”

The visit also included meetings with the Chief Minister of the Eastern Provincial Council, Hon. Najeeb Abdul Majeed; Eastern Provincial Council members; the Assistant Government Agent of Mullaitivu, C.A.Mohanras; members of the Tamil National Alliance and Sri Lanka Muslim Congress; Deputy Area Commander Eastern Naval Area, Commodore KKVPH De Silva; Major General K.J. Wijethilaka of Mullaitivu.
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  • Lobo Friday, 23 November 2012 09:26 AM

    raviraj, have you heard the saying ' let those without sin cast the first stone'. Funny those whose hands are full of blood acting as saints now.

    Lankay Sunday, 25 November 2012 12:11 AM

    Wrong maths. Great credit to Britain. But then didnot slaughter their own people.

    Rohan Friday, 23 November 2012 10:31 AM

    During British invasion of Sri Lanka, the English Army murdered scorse of unarmed Sri Lankan civilians, women and children. They frequently raped young women and killed thousands of Elephants. Look whose trying to advice us now.. lol

    galapitamada Friday, 23 November 2012 07:22 AM

    Leave our country alone

    MAN - SEC Friday, 23 November 2012 08:17 AM

    ULTIMATELY OUR EFFORTS WERE COMMENDABLE BY THE BRITISH AUTHOROTIES

    raviraj Friday, 23 November 2012 08:21 AM

    if left alone you will never mend your ways

    billy Friday, 23 November 2012 12:08 PM

    mend our ways, which way is that..do u want us to create a tamil ghetto in the north for exclusive powers to tamils..we are never against equal rights but no exclusive rights

    Araliya Friday, 23 November 2012 12:15 PM

    The total number of countries, Britain has invaded is 178 out of 200 in the world. So it is good to get advice from them


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