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Video: Britain attempting to develop strong opinion against Sri Lanka
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Britain says it faces an uphill struggle to secure the passage of an resolution at the UN Human Rights Council in March against Sri Lanka but the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is working hard to mobilize opinion and get the necessary majority

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Mark Simmonds made this statement at the during yesterday’s British Parliamentary session, while taking part in a debate regarding Sri Lanka.

Britain is currently engaging in an attempt to rally support for such a resolution together with the assistance of the United States.

However, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Mark Simmonds stated that obtaining support for such a resolution is a difficult challenge.

Our news team inquired from former permanent representative in Geneva, Dr. Dayan Jayathilake regarding this and in response he stated that this effort by the UK cannot be taken lightly.

However, special representative of the Sri Lankan government regarding human rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe stated yesterday that the Sri Lankan government is ready to face any challenges that may arise during the UN Human Rights Summit in Geneva.

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