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'Human rights, accountability, and reconciliation' - UK Minister meets with TNA

Following high-profile meetings with the US State Department in Washington and New York, as well as meeting the British High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in Colombo, Tamil National Alliance spokesperson MA Sumanthiran met with Minister for South Asia, Tariq Ahmad.

During the meeting, Ahmad stated that two discussed "upholding human rights, post-conflict accountability and reconciliation, as well as the importance of respecting the rights of all minorities".

The meeting comes as the Foreign Office has issued a blistering statement on the continued state of human rights deterioration in Sri Lanka. The highlights the government’s continued obstruction of “accountability in a number of emblematic human rights cases”; the “surveillance and intimidation of human rights activists”; and condemned the crackdown on memorialisation events.

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