A resolution on Sri Lanka passed in European Union parliament

Friday, 13 December 2013 - 13:02

The European Parliament at its plenary session in Strasbourg passed a resolution asking the Sri Lankan government to implement the recommendation of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Committee in full.

Issuing a statement the European Parliament said the Members of European Parliament appreciate the restoration of peace and welcome the first ever elections in the Northern Province.

Speaking at the debate on the current situation in Sri Lanka, British Conservative MP Geoffrey Van Orden raised the issue of the Tamils in Northern Sri Lanka.

The EP in its resolution said the Sri Lankan government must intensify its efforts to fully implement the LLRC recommendations concerning credible investigations, demilitarization, and the establishment of land dispute resolution mechanisms, amongst others.

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