UK will consider any request to support inquires

While claiming that the Metropolitan Police have not deployed any officers in support of the Sri Lankan investigation into the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, Britain on Wednesday said that Metropolitan Police ‘will consider any request to support an overseas investigation where it is proportionate, necessary and legal.’

In response to a written question by a Labour Parliamentarian whether the Metropolitan Police are taking steps to support the investigation into the 2019 bombings in Sri Lanka, Minister of State (Home Office) (Security) Tom Tugendhat informed the UK Parliament that Metropolitan Police have not deployed any officers.

However, he said that the Home Office works closely with policing partners to support requests from international partners across the full spectrum of policing.

“The Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism command dispatched a team of specialists to Sri Lanka in 2019, including family liaison officers, to support the families of British victims and assist with the repatriation of deceased British nationals. A programme run by Interpol involved the training of 30 Sri Lankan forensic specialists and police officers by UK experts in disaster victim identification,” the Minister stated.

Earlier, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said he will seek the assistance of the police authorities of the UK in order to complete the investigation into the Easter Sunday attacks of 2019. (Sunil Jayasiri)

 

 

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