I met Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Marapana on 18 April in the margins of the Commonwealth Summit. We discussed the recent intercommunal violence between Sinhala and Muslim communities in Sri Lanka. I welcomed the steps taken by the Sri Lankan government to bring the situation under control, and urged that those responsible should be identified and held to account through a free and open judicial process. I also encouraged continued progress on implementation of Sri Lanka's human rights and reconciliation commitments under UN Human Rights Council Resolution 34/1.
The UK is providing Sri Lanka with £6.6 million of Conflict, Stability and Security Fund funding over three years until 2019 to improve human rights, and we are currently funding a range of projects in support of this. One of these projects supports interfaith dialogue, aimed at promoting cohesion between those of different backgrounds and beliefs.