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Much more to do in SL to end sexual violence: UK Minister

9 November 2016 03:05 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Visiting British Minister for the UN and Commonwealth Baroness Anelay yesterday said there is still much more to do in Sri Lanka in order to end sexual violence and as well as to secure long term peace and stability.

Speaking in Colombo, the British Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Anelay said if the issue is not confronted, it could erode hope in the future and undermine trust between communities.

She emphasised that UK would give its fullest support to Sri Lanka in strengthening human rights, democracy and reconciliation as they would expect that Sri Lanka would deliver the commitments set out in the UNHRC resolution.

Stating that even in Sri Lanka, sexual violence is a difficult subject to discuss, however she praised the Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict endorsed by the government.

She highlighted the need of women’s views which were represented in Government’s plans for truth and reconciliation.

Meanwhile, she said de-mining is vital to enable families to remake their lives following the conflict. I was pleased that I had the opportunity to visit Tellipalai to see what a difference this is making.

She also said that the purpose of UK in campaigning to end Sexual Violence in Conflict was not only to prevent people to prevent sexual violence but also to support survivors afterwards.

She shared her experience in Jaffna where she had visited the community policing programme which trains police officers working on women’s and children’s issues. (Piyumi Fonseka)

  Comments - 7

  • My Country Wednesday, 09 November 2016 09:08 AM

    You must look into your business madam via DM Android App

    Senewi Wednesday, 09 November 2016 11:11 AM

    I think She must have traveled in a crowded bus in Sri Lanka .

    dd Wednesday, 09 November 2016 03:09 PM

    get advice from MONIKA via DM Android App

    mm Wednesday, 09 November 2016 06:47 AM

    dear madam have you checked the British sexual violence record lately please dont poke your nose where it doesnt belong. via DM iOS App

    ANTON Wednesday, 09 November 2016 07:09 AM


    Lakshman De Silva Wednesday, 09 November 2016 08:01 AM

    Madam Charity begins at home. first and foremost attend to sexual violence in the UK and the USA, largest ever. Sri Lanka is a small concern. Do gooders with mendacity.

    Kale Wednesday, 09 November 2016 08:14 AM

    How are things going in Rotherham and Rochdale, Baroness?Fine and Dandy?No problems?

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