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Chair of parliamentary group for Tamils urges demilitarisation and faster pace of reform in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government must quicken the pace of reform in the country, the chair of the British All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils has said following the official country visit of UN Special Rapporteur Pablo de Greiff.

Paul Scully MP expressed disappointment in the insufficient progress made on transitional justice and also expressed concern about unresolved land disputes, the Prevention of Terrorism Act and harassment of activists.

Mr Scully also urged for independent monitoring and demilitarisation of the North-East in a statement on Thursday, as well as stating that the Office for Missing Persons required better resourcing.

See the full statement here.