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[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Commonwealth Day (24 March 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Hugo Swire: ..., he will know that I was the first Minister anywhere in the world to comment on the arrest of President Nasheed. We continue to monitor the situation extremely closely, just as we do the ongoing violence and disruption in Bangladesh. We also have Sri Lanka, whose newly elected Government have re-embraced their place in the Commonwealth, for which we applaud them. They have committed to...

Business of the House: 1915 Armenian Genocide (23 March 2015)

David Lidington: ...will attend a ceremony in Gallipoli to honour the memory of all those who died during the campaign, including soldiers from Britain, Ireland, France, Australia, New Zealand, the Indian subcontinent, Canada and Sri Lanka, as well as the Ottoman soldiers who died defending the peninsula. Those sombre commemorations in both Gallipoli and Yerevan should be used to honour the memory of those...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka (23 March 2015)

Neil Carmichael: ...for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2015 to Question 221023, what discussions (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had with the new government of Sri Lanka.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Finance (19 March 2015)

Lord Bates: ... 231 Occupied Palestinian Territories 68 Philippines 3 Russia 7 Rwanda 12 Saudi Arabia 3 Senegal 15 Serbia 1 Sierra Leone 52 Singapore 1 Somalia 129 South Africa 40 Sri Lanka 108 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 1 Stateless 2 Sudan 84 Swaziland 2 Syria 23 Tanzania 4 Thailand 1 Togo 5 Trinidad And Tobago 2 Tunisia 5 Turkey...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka (13 March 2015)

Fiona O'Donnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his priorities are for the UK's relationship with Sri Lanka.

Soft Power and the UK’s Influence (Select Committee Report) — Motion to Take Note (10 March 2015)

Lord Luce: ...that we could not invent but is a unique opportunity for our country. The question to ask is whether we take it; it is there for us to take. We face yet another crossroads in the Commonwealth with the handing over of the chairmanship from Sri Lanka to Malta, and with a new opportunity for Commonwealth Heads of Government in November to set a new direction on relevance to a Commonwealth...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (3 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Steve Brine: The Minister will know that the UN has delayed by six months its report on human rights in Sri Lanka. A number of Sri Lankan constituents in my constituency are waiting for this report and are actively contacting their MP about it. Will the Minister push for the urgent release of this document, and will he please update us?

Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day]: Sustainable Development Goals (28 January 2015)

Mary Creagh: ...who discovered a new-found interest in development as soon as they were appointed to their roles, I have a long-standing interest in the subject. Let us start with my volunteering for Oxfam in Sri Lanka for two months in 1990. Let us move on to my visit to Rwanda and eastern DRC—

[Martin Caton in the Chair] — Tamil People in Sri Lanka (28 January 2015) See 31 other results from this debate

David Lidington: ...North (Mr Scott) on securing the debate. I note the contributions of Members on both sides of the House and thank them for taking part. The debate is timely, coinciding as it does with the visit to Sri Lanka by the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, my right hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire), although that timeliness inevitably means that there are limits...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka (27 January 2015)

Matthew Offord: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the election in Sri Lanka and the prospects for an independent war crime inquiry in that country.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Sri Lanka (23 January 2015)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the situation of human rights in Sri Lanka.

Business of the House (22 January 2015)

Kerry McCarthy: ...week, I tabled a question to the Prime Minister to ask about the work of his special representative on preventing sexual violence in conflict, particularly in relation to the changing situation in Sri Lanka. I have just had a letter from No. 10 telling me that my question has been transferred to the Foreign Office. I am not sure whether that means that the special representative, who is a...

Written Answers — Home Office: Entry Clearances: Overseas Students (22 January 2015)

James Brokenshire: ...China 44,724 Pakistan 26,490 United States 14,985 Saudi Arabia 14,560 Nigeria 12,256 Bangladesh 10,140 Sri Lanka 9,454 Hong Kong 7,225 Korea (South) 7,036 Other 89,268 Total 285,544 Top 10 nationalities in...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka (22 January 2015)

Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he next plans to meet the Sri Lankan Minister of External Affairs.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka (21 January 2015)

Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political rights of and economic opportunities for Tamils in Sri Lanka.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka (Presidential Election) (20 January 2015)

Sri Lanka (Presidential Election)

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka (19 January 2015)

Simon Kirby: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government took to ensure that the recent election in Sri Lanka was free and fair; and if he will make a statement.

Asylum (Time Limit) Bill (16 January 2015)

Mike Penning: ...Tamil man aged 24. He came here to study—a very clever man—and went on to become a very good doctor. He is progressing towards becoming a consultant now. While he was here, his whole family in Sri Lanka was wiped out. Death threats against him and his brothers were displayed across the media in Sri Lanka, just because of his parents’ beliefs and birth. He had been here...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka (16 January 2015)

Simon Kirby: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his new Sri Lankan counterpart on protecting the Tamil and Muslim minority communities; and if he will make a statement.

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