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Britain offers support for ‘justice reforms’ in Sri Lanka

Britain’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Sarah Hulton met with Colombo’s Justice and Human Rights Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva this week, with the United Kingdom reportedly offering support for “prison and justice reform” on the island.

“Lots to discuss this morning with Justice and Human Rights Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva, including prison and justice reform, the strong professional links between #UK and #SriLanka, human rights and accountability,” tweeted Hulton after the meeting.

On the day of Britain’s general election last month, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson released a video thanking the British Tamil community for their contribution to life in the UK and expressed hopes for accountability in Sri Lanka.

Last month, Lord Tariq Ahmad, Britain's Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth, the United Nations and South Asia also spoke to the British Tamil Conservatives (BTC) and said that the government would focus on "ensuring that those who suffered were actually given justice and those who were perpetrators of crimes are also bought to justice”.

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