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9 April 2014 01:18 pm - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Days after the Sri Lankan government announcement's that it would not cooperate with the UN probe on Sri Lanka, Britain said that the Sri Lankan government should listen to international community.

“…the international community has spoken through the United Nations Human Rights Council, it is important that the Government in Colombo listen to what has been said and what is asked of them, and that we can conduct an investigation through the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to make that country a better place for all,” British Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Hugo Swire told in UK Parliament on Tuesday.

He also said, “We got through the resolution that we wanted. The Prime Minister showed tremendous leadership on this. We were completely vindicated in our decision to go to the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting-my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary included-because had we not gone there, we would not be in the position that we are today.”

Meanwhile, commenting on preventing sexual violence in conflict initiative and the summit in June, British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs William Hague told UK Parliament that he believe that the Sri Lankan Government will attend for the summit.
“I have invited the 143 nations that so far have endorsed the declaration that I launched on ending sexual violence to attend the summit in June, but I cannot force any of them to do so. However, given events in Sri Lanka in recent decades, it would be highly appropriate for the Sri Lankan Government to be there and to present their plans. I have encouraged them to do so,” Hague said.

  Comments - 12

  • Chanaka Wednesday, 09 April 2014 07:25 PM

    picking despora votes are we??? sad! via DM Android App

    Buruwa Thursday, 10 April 2014 01:41 AM

    UK should listen to Sri Lankan people.

    Noah Don Thursday, 10 April 2014 03:23 AM

    If SL does not cooperate, no money and donations from the west to feed poor people in SL.

    Lokka Thursday, 10 April 2014 03:28 AM

    What is the so-calleld "international community" you are talking about?

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 10 April 2014 04:26 AM

    Wise people can understand this, but fools will not accept it, this is what why our Motherland is ruined.

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 10 April 2014 05:16 AM

    Keep on blaming on the diaspora until the day comes when you wished you were also the diaspora.

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 10 April 2014 05:18 AM

    Yeah, yeah, join the notorious club where Russia, China, Pakistan are already life members.

    Nanasiri Thursday, 10 April 2014 05:34 AM

    You do not represent international community at all....

    Kaush Thursday, 10 April 2014 06:03 AM

    [quote name="Noah Don"]If SL does not cooperate, no money and donations from the west to feed poor people in SL.[/quote]
    Even west is depending on CHINA lending, so I don't think that SL people will die for not cooperating.

    wsefer Thursday, 10 April 2014 06:46 AM

    What international community? It is an international community consisting mainly of whites of the colonial past.

    Elephant Thursday, 10 April 2014 06:59 AM

    No wonder you're the Buffalo!

    Citizen L Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:20 AM

    Never gonna happen mate. May your kind burn in hell.

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