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In a statement the Foreign Office said: ''Indictments have been finalised and sent to the court. Suspects will, according to the authorities, soon be summoned to the court at which point indictments will be served and proceedings will begin. ''
Nasser Shaikh has told Granada Reports he has mixed emotions after six men were charged in Sri Lanka for his brother's murder.
Khuram Shaikh from Rochdale was killed while on holiday there in 2011.
Nasser says he hopes this will be the first real breakthrough after two years of waiting for justice.
Six men have been charged with the murder of a Rochdale man who was shot and stabbed on holiday in Sri Lanka two years ago.
Khuram Shaikh was attacked on Christmas Day in 2011. His girlfriend was beaten and raped.
Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk has accused the Sri Lankan authorities of a cover-up because of alleged links between one of the defendants and a local politician.