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Scottish Parliament: Glasgow the Caring City (21 August 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

James Dornan: ...more than just having police and an army but also comes from having easy access to food and water and having a secure job, home, relationships and family life. Human security was at the heart of the Caring City’s work in post-tsunami Sri Lanka, where it invested in medium to long-term projects in the fishing and hospitality industries that became self-sustaining. That meant that the...

Scottish Parliament: Persecuted Christians (6 August 2014)

Murdo Fraser: ...games closed earlier this week, I highlight the fact that 10 of the top 50 countries in which Christians are most persecuted are Commonwealth countries: the Maldives, Pakistan, Nigeria, Brunei, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Kenya, Bangladesh and Tanzania. John Mason and others mentioned the horrendous situation that exists in Iraq and Syria with the formation of the new Islamic State. Human...

Scottish Parliament: Commonwealth Games 2014 (5 August 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Hanzala Malik: ...to see a lot more of it. I feel that we have perhaps missed out the Foreign Office and all the embassies around the world that gave us a great deal of support and help. I know about that from my visit to Sri Lanka, and I add my thanks to them as well. What else can the minister do to help and support minority communities to take more part in sporting activities in Scotland?

Universal Declaration of Human Rights — Motion to Take Note (24 July 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Viscount Bridgeman: ...freedom or belief has to be the crucial element in any sustainable peace. Reference has already been made to the current crisis in Iraq, the conflict in Rakhine State in Burma, and post-conflict situations such as Sri Lanka, to name only a few. There are currently two glaring cases of abuse of or contempt for Article 18 in North Korea and Eritrea, to which the noble Lord referred. I hope...

Petitions: Human rights in Sri Lanka (22 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Gareth Thomas: It is my duty and privilege to raise concerns put to me by Councillor Kareema Marikar and the trustees and elders of the Sri Lankan mosque in Harrow about human rights in Sri Lanka. The petition reads: The Petition of residents of Harrow West, Declares that it has been reported that violent attacks on Muslims in the southern Sri Lanka town of Aluthgama beginning on 15 June resulted in the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Freedom of Religion and Belief (22 July 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Bob Blackman: In Sri Lanka, mosques and churches are subject to attacks by radical Buddhists. Will my right hon. Friend take the matter up with the Sri Lankan Government so that religious minorities are protected in this traditional land in Sri Lanka?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Arms Sales: Russia (22 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Barry Gardiner: The Foreign Secretary is very clear about the use of sanctions against Russia and about their potential efficacy. Why, therefore, has the Foreign Office consistently said in relation to Sri Lanka that it does not believe in applying sanctions there or in other parts of the world?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Sri Lanka (21 July 2014)

Diane Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to his Sri Lankan counterpart on their cooperation with the investigation by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights into alleged abuses in that country.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Sri Lanka (21 July 2014)

Diane Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Sri Lankan counterpart on steps to bring to justice people responsible for the recent inter-communal violence in that country.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Sri Lanka (21 July 2014)

Mark Hendrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effects of the religious conversion bill in Sri Lanka on the situation of religious minorities in that country.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Sri Lanka (21 July 2014)

Alex Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to his Sri Lankan counterpart (a) on that country's duties to uphold human rights and (b) in response to recent attacks on Muslims in that country.

Written Answers — Home Department: Passports (17 July 2014)

James Brokenshire: ... — Morocco — Mozambique — Nauru — New Zealand — Nicaragua — Nigeria — Oman — Pakistan — Panama — Papua New Guinea — Peru — Philippines — Portugal — Qatar — Romania — St Kitts and Nevis — St Vincent and the Grenadines...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Sri Lanka (16 July 2014)

Henry Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Sri Lankan counterparts on protecting the rights of religious minorities in that country.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Sri Lanka (16 July 2014)

Henry Bellingham: ...State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department intends to take to support the investigation of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights into alleged abuses in Sri Lanka.

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Diplomatic Missions (Unpaid Congestion Charge) (15 July 2014)

Mark Simmonds: ...of the Republic of Latvia 1,670 194,950 Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 1,755 194,565 Embassy of Luxembourg 1,557 182,360 Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia 1,633 174,470 Embassy of the Republic of Turkey 1,528 169,065 High Commission for Antigua & Barbuda 1,399 161,375 Embassy of the Republic of...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Diplomatic Missions (Outstanding National Non-domestic Rates) (15 July 2014)

Mark Simmonds: ...by the Protocol Directorate of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to missions in 2014 led to the settlement of outstanding debts by Kuwait, Maldives, Nepal, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka—among others. As at 30 June 2014, the total amount of outstanding NNDR payments owed by foreign diplomatic missions as advised by the Valuation Office Agency is 726,076, an increase of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Sri Lanka (14 July 2014)

Lord Hylton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will continue their efforts, with the support of the Commonwealth, to establish an independent and credible inquiry into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka in 2008 and 2009, following the United Nations Resolution on this matter of March 2014.

BBC World Service and British Council — Motion to Take Note (10 July 2014)

Lord Sheikh: ...I have continued to support it in my work ever since. I have travelled a great deal abroad and have spoken to representatives of the British Council all around the world, including in Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Jordan and Nepal. The British Council does admirable work, but in this country, at least, it is not good at telling people what it does. We must therefore...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Sri Lanka (10 July 2014)

Lord Ahmed: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any representations to the government of Sri Lanka regarding the murder of Muslims and the destruction of commercial property in Colombo.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Sri Lanka (9 July 2014)

Lord Ahmed: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Bodu Bala Sena “Buddhist Power Force” in Sri Lanka.

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