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Britain has expressed concern over reports of a culture of impunity for rape and sexual violence in Sri Lanka and a lack of support for victims as well as over reports of the use of sexual violence as a means of torture in custody.
 
In a response to a question raised in the British Parliament, Hugo Swire the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office told Parliament that his government aimed to address impunity for crimes of conflict-related sexual violence wherever these might occur.
 
“We have engaged significantly with Sri Lanka on this issue. When the Foreign Secretary visited Sri Lanka in November 2013 to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), he hosted an event to highlight concerns about allegations of sexual violence in Sri Lanka during and after the conflict, and urged Sri Lanka to sign up to the UN Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. The UK is also supporting projects to ensure a zero tolerance approach to rape and sexual violence in Sri Lanka. Our presence at CHOGM also ensured that the final communiqué at the Commonwealth Heads of Government in Colombo in November 2013 contained the first ever commitment by member states to take action to prevent and respond to sexual violence,” he said.
 
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  • casper Friday, 20 June 2014 05:52 PM

    UK... knowing that SL could never become a threat to any of your business, pls leave SL alone. Your course
    to spoil the region could be easier if you choose India cos stupid politicians in TN welcome your intentions. Also save your self from ppl who you pretend to entertain cos while you're so busy with your master plans they might have claim UK.

    kith udugama Friday, 20 June 2014 07:19 AM

    hey tom fool ,what is going on India ???

    You ignorant runt

    Madu Friday, 20 June 2014 07:38 AM

    Mind you own business UK ! We can resolve our own problems..

    Lokka Friday, 20 June 2014 12:53 PM

    What about sexual violence in the UK. Every hour at least 5 women are raped.

    Yuri Friday, 20 June 2014 08:17 AM

    How just murder anyone

    Inthiyas Friday, 20 June 2014 02:08 PM

    great UK. not only for this for everything in SL you and world should keep an eye. otherwise these president and other will kill the Muslims and Tamils. pls.... via DM Android App

    Ammaa Friday, 20 June 2014 08:55 AM

    Sinhalaya modaya Kevum kanda yodaya Many international community doesn't know this, what to do

    firebot Friday, 20 June 2014 08:41 PM

    mind ur own bloody business via DM Android App

    Ashok Friday, 20 June 2014 08:48 PM

    Dont worry there is lots of countries UK should investigate they are the people first abuse Sri Lankan community. Now they are babies dont know any thing. Very honest.

    Kamal Hathwaick Friday, 20 June 2014 03:45 PM

    Sri Lanka is a very peaceful country . Russian girl in Tangalle has been raped by an alien not Tangalle Pradeshiya Saba Chairman . Very soon you will see him walk free as innocent .

    kotik Friday, 20 June 2014 04:39 PM

    Start from era since 17th century where British ruled Asia & Africa. via DM Android App


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