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Inquiry into disappearances – UK

[DailyMirror, Saturday, 14 July 2012 08:37 No Comment]

British-High-Commissioner - John RankinThe British government called on the Sri Lankan government to investigate disappearances and resolve land issues in the Northern Province.

Issuing a statement after visiting the northern province, British High Commissioner in Colombo John Rankin said on Friday, ““I have seen some of the continuing challenges faced by people after so many years of conflict and displacement. Land issues built up over decades remain complex; some people do not know what happened to lost loved ones; and many women heads of household face difficulties playing the dual roles of bread winner and care provider.”

“I hope post-conflict issues can be further resolved in the context of continuing reconciliation and development processes. The British government will continue to assist in such efforts, in support of peace, security and prosperity for the Sri Lankan people,” the statement added.

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