Statement of 19 March 2014 by the Spokesperson of the French Foreign Ministry : [fr]
France is concerned about the recent arrest in Sri Lanka of several human rights defenders who are recognized and respected for their actions in this area.
We call on the authorities of Sri Lanka to fully guarantee respect for the rule of law.
France is closely monitoring the human rights situation in Sri Lanka. It currently supports the drafting of a resolution at the United Nations Human Rights Council, in order to remind the authorities of Sri Lanka of the need to implement measures to ensure national reconciliation, which requires respect for human rights under all circumstances and actions to combat impunity.