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Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - 03.50 GMT
No evidence of returnee abuses - UK


The British government said that there was no evidence that returning migrants and refugees from the UK to Sri Lanka were abused, a latest report said.

“There have been allegations in the media of returning migrants and refugees being abused. All such allegations in respect of returnees from the UK were investigated by our High Commission and no evidence was found to substantiate them,” the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) stated in its annual Human Rights Report for 2011, launched yesterday.

The Sri Lankan government has made progress in rehabilitation and reintegration of former LTTE fighters back into society and in post-conflict reconstruction and resettlement of the displaced, the report said.

The report noted that physical reconstruction efforts taken by the Sri Lankan government, including the building of bridges and roads, and extensive de-mining, helped to improve the social and economic rights of Sri Lankans.





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