Need progress on UNHRC resolution – Tariq Ahmad

Sri Lanka’s programme to empower human rights is making great strides’ United Kingdom’s State Minister for South Asia, United Nations and the Commonwealth, Lord Tariq Ahmad said.

‘I had a useful meetings with Tamil parliamentarians R. Sampanthan and M.A Sumanthiran. We discussed addressing long-term Tamil concerns for reconciliation, justice and accountability & the need to see progress on commitments made including those on in UNHRC 46/1’, he tweeted.

As Minister of State for South Asia, the United Nations and Commonwealth, Lord Ahmad has been entrusted with a number of responsibilities including co-operation with the Indian Ocean region, Central Asia and the Commonwealth.

He has visited Jaffna and see UN development programme in Jaffna about UK funding providing income generating opportunities for the Tamil community in Santhai Village. Then visited to Trincomalee and paid homage to the Thirukoneswarm temple.

Delighted to visit and pay respect to the ancient and beautiful Hindu temple Thirukoneswaram during my visit to Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. A pleasure to visit businesses of returnee youth entrepreneurs resettled in Trincomalee who have received training and support to grow and sustain their businesses through the British High Commission, he further said in his tweeter page.

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