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Alistair Burt: I urge authorities to ensure the right to peaceful protest is protected and to ensure a swift and transparent investigation.
Speaking today, Foreign Office Minister, Alistair Burt said:
‘I note with serious concern emerging reports of the violent disruption of peaceful protests by the Sri Lankan security forces in Weliweriya on 1 August, in which at least 3 people died.
My thoughts are with the families of those who were killed or injured.
I urge the authorities to ensure the right to peaceful protest is protected and to ensure a swift and transparent investigation.’
8 August 2013
British High Commission Colombo
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