Sri Lanka: Muslims:Written question - 160197

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Asked on: 03 July 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Sri Lanka: Muslims
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Sri Lankan Government on violence and intimidation perpetrated against Muslims in Digana and Teldeniya.
Answered by: Mark Field
Answered on: 06 July 2018

​I was concerned by the violent incidents against Sri Lanka's Muslim minority in Digana and Teldeniya, and in Ampara earlier this year. I wrote to Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana in the aftermath of the incidents around Kandy to raise our concerns. The UK also made a statement at the United Nations Human Rights Council in March 2018, calling on the Government of Sri Lanka to hold the perpetrators to account.

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