Canada, UK renew calls for reconciliation in Sri Lanka

Background: Sri Lanka’s human rights issue, UNHRC, Reconciliation process.

  • Even as Sri Lanka observes 33rd anniversary of the anti-Tamil riots which triggered a long civil war, Canada and the UK (both known for having a significant Tamil diaspora) have renewed their call to Sri Lanka to fulfil commitments on human rights and democracy.
  • Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau felt that the war and the devastation it wrought reminds us to heal the wounds of those who have suffered, and to promote unity over division and inclusion over prejudice.
  • He added that his country would continue to encourage the Sri Lankan government to fulfil its commitments as stipulated in the October 2015 resolution adopted by the UNHRC.

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