Friday, 10 January 2014 - 19:23
NGOs also begin work regarding Human Rights
British Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire states that Sri Lanka should attain some progress in the reconciliation process in addition to Human Rights.
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Hugo Swire made this comment when he met representatives of Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and representatives of Non Governmental Organizations that function in Sri Lanka.
Subsequent to the meeting Swire published this via his twitter account.
Reports state that the representatives of the NGOs also drew Swire’s attention to the situation of human rights in Sri Lanka and the participation of Britain in the CHOGM summit.
Meanwhile, United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues Stephen J. Rapp engaged in a special discussion with Minister of Justice Rauff Hakeem today at the Ministry of Justice.
However, the meeting was not open to media and the efforts of our news team to contact Minister Rauff Hakeem was to no avail.
The US Embassy in Colombo has uploaded 3 photographs of Rapp’s tour in Pudumathalan on its Twitter page.
One of them titled “Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp & US Ambassador in Sri Lanka Michel J Sison tour the site of a school & a hospital in the ‘No Fire Zone 2.
The second photograph of the duo titled “the site where many were killed by army shelling in 2009 January”.
There is a sign board which reads St Anthony Sports Ground is also appearing in the second photograph.
The 3rd photograph depicts the two ambassadors inside a wrecked building labelled as the UN office operated inside the ‘No Fire Zone”.
However, the Young Lawyers Association states that it condemns United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues Stephen J. Rapp’s methods.
Geneva’s former permanent representative Dayan Jayathileke said that he cannot approve of the actions of US when there is only 50 days more for the Geneva Human Rights Council session.