Sri Lanka has made little progress in fulfilling its human rights commitments, observed a panel at a British parliamentary event hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils (APPGT) joint with the All Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group (PHRG).
The event on June 7th opened with the screening of the documentary ‘Silenced Survivors’, a film featuring harrowing testimonies of Tamil torture survivors, recounting their experiences at the hands of Sri Lankan military and authorities and raising their fears of ever returning. The film was produced by investigative journalist Emanuel Stokes.
Opening the panel, APPGT vice-chair Wes Streeting MP said that the group’s priority was following up on Sri Lanka’s commitments to the resolution passed at 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council.
“We are pressing our government to hold the government of Sri Lanka to account,” Mr Streeting said.