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British minister says UK committed to supporting Sri Lanka achieve commitments on reconciliation and human rights

A British Foreign Office Minister has said that the UK is committed to supporting Sri Lanka achieve its commitments on reconciliation and human rights.

British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, James Dauris, with minister Mark Field. (Photograph: Mark Field MP, twitter.)

Mark Field, the FCO Minister for Asia and the Pacific is visiting Sri Lanka and plans to travel to Jaffna during his two day trip.

Prior to his visit the minister said:

“The UK and Sri Lanka are long-standing friends, and we are committed to supporting Sri Lanka achieve its commitments on reconciliation and human rights.”

“I welcome the Sri Lankan government’s commitment to reconciliation and strengthening democracy. I am looking forward to talking with the government and affected communities about the additional steps that are needed to deliver long-term peace and stability for all Sri Lankans.”

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