UK supports efforts to end violence

Delivering a statement to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday, the United Kingdom said it supported the Sri Lankan government’s efforts to end anti-Muslim violence in the areas around Kandy.

“We share concerns about recent inter-communal violence in Sri Lanka,” the delegation said in a statement.

“We support the government’s determination to end it swiftly, using measures that are proportionate and respect human rights, and urge it to hold the perpetrators to account.”

Police announced that 10 suspects accused of organising the mob violence in towns around Kandy were arrested this week.

The 37th session of the Human Rights Council is now underway in Geneva. Sri Lanka is due to appear before the body on March 21.



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