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Sri Lanka's LLRC does not meet international standards - FCO

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, today outlined that Sri Lanka’s domestic Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) appointed to address accountability issues did not meet international standards.

Responding to questions raised on Sri Lanka, the British Minister of State at the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO), Hugo Swire, said,

“We have also highlighted that any domestic process should be credible independent and transparent to be accepted by the international community. We do not believe that any of the processes established to date by the Sri Lankan Government – such as the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission – meet these standards.”

The most recent rebuttal of the LLRC comes as news surfaces of Sri Lankan diplomats spending time in Geneva and the US speaking of progress made in the disputed commission.

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