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British MP says no meaningful progress on reconciliation in Sri Lanka

A British Parliamentarian says there is no meaningful progress on reconciliation in Sri Lanka.

Joan Ryan, Member of Parliament for Enfield North and Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils said that said that unless the culture of impunity on the island is tackled, and there is a genuine reckoning with the country’s past, Sri Lanka will be unable to lay the foundations of a sustainable peace.

Joan Ryan said this in a New Year wish for the Tamils in the UK.

“As you reflect upon the past twelve months and look forward to the year ahead, I know many of you will be thinking about family, friends and loved ones in Sri Lanka. I share your concern that the Sri Lankan Government has made no meaningful progress on justice and reconciliation. Unless the culture of impunity on the island is tackled, and there is a genuine reckoning with the country’s past, Sri Lanka will be unable to lay the foundations of a sustainable peace,” she said.

The MP said that she will continue to support all efforts to ensure an enduring peace in Sri Lanka and the recognition of the Tamil people’s fundamental rights and freedoms. (Colombo Gazette)

9 Comments for “British MP says no meaningful progress on reconciliation in Sri Lanka”

  1. We all know very well the Sinhala politicians all work hard to destroy reconciliation. There is no honest politicians from either UNP or SLFP who support reconciliation. Sinhala people can only force their politicians to change their mind. The country is now well controlled by China and that’s what the Sinhala people want. Good luck.

  2. Maha sangara

    If Ryan thinks something will happen she is crazy.

    • Robert

      dear MS you are correct. Ryan is wasting everyone’s time. mostly tamils peoples hope to get justice. These days Mr Army commander is openly saying what he is thinking and expressing his deceitful lies as truth

  3. Eng.M.V.R.Perera

    how can there be a progress when the majority Sinhalese want a Srilankan Identity and the minorities want a communal identity

    • Robert

      Majority wants sinhala buddhist identity. Majority sinhala buddhist do not want any crime against tamils investigated. Majority sinhalese wants Tamils to accepts sinhalese as the first class language and tamil as second class.

      Do not joke and chet perera.

  4. Thambi

    This woman will never be satisfied, she has to satisfy her paymasters in Enfield, if she thought that, there would be more votes if she said the opposite, she would not hesitate to do so.

  5. Cobra

    Another UK parliamentarian whose vote base is the Tamil Diaspora?

    • Robert

      Most of Ms Rayn’s voters are white native people.
      They know about what happened in Sri Lanka and Haiti when Sri Lankan army was in Haiti.There is a half Sinhalese child born to a Sinhalese army soldier in Haiti too. How ?

  6. Thambi

    I have met this woman in Enfield, she is a career politician.
    This type of person will sell their own mother to get elected.

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