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UK reaffirms commitment to international probe in Sri Lanka

The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, John Rankin, reiterated on Sri Lankan television that the British government will call for an international investigation at the United Nations Human Rights Council, in the absence of an independent domestic process in Sri Lanka.

Rankin said the issues would be discussed "frankly" and said "international mechanisms" such as the UN Human Rights Council can be used, whereby these issues can be addressed. He went on to note that, for example, "the UK fully accepts the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court".  

When questioned about whether the British government would support sanctions on Sri Lanka, Rankin replied, stating,

“No body as far as I am aware amongst the international community has raised the issue... That is not what the current debate is about.”

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