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UK’s Conservative party manifesto features SL

The Conservative and Unionist Party has pledged to continue to support international initiatives to achieve reconciliation, stability and justice in Sri Lanka.

The Conservative party unveiled its manifesto this week to face the forthcoming UK general elections in December.

“We will continue to support international initiatives to achieve reconciliation, stability and justice across the world, and in current or former conflict zones such as Cyprus, Sri Lanka and the Middle East, where we maintain our support for a two-state solution,” The Conservative and Unionist Party manifesto read.

“We will support marginalized communities in the developing world…We will seek to protect those persecuted for their faith and implement the Truro Review recommendations,” The party said.

The Party said the UK will continue to be the “beacon of freedom and human rights”.

“We are proud of our peace-building and humanitarian efforts around the world, particularly in war-torn or divided societies, and of our record in helping to reduce global poverty,” the Conservative party said.

“Once we leave the EU, we will champion these values even more strongly, ” The Conservative party manifesto read.

Meanwhile, Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn unveiling his election manifesto last Thursday pledged to work toward protecting the rights of the Tamils and Muslims in Sri Lanka.