6.6 mn Pounds to be used for de-militarisation and implementation of UNHRC resolution

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 09:47 GMT, Jan 12, 2016 |

Britain’s £6.6m Conflict Stability and Security Fund to Sri Lanka will seek to support Sri Lanka “in implementing the commitments it has made to the international community on promoting peace, accountability and reconciliation in Sri Lanka, including through demilitarising the north and east and returning military held land to its civilian owners,” says the British Foreign Minister Hugo Swire.

In a letter responding to MP Siobhain McDonagh’s queries regarding the British announcement of funds for security sector reform in Sri Lanka, Hugo Swire added,

“I plan to visit Sri Lanka in mid January to meet with the government opposition and civil society representatives and to explore further how the United Kingdom can help to support a lasting peace and a prosperous future for all Sri Lankans.”