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Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Sri Lanka (27 Apr 2016)

Andrew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total number of visit visa applications was from Sri Lanka in 2015; and how many such applications were refused.

90TH Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen (21 Apr 2016)

Ranil Jayawardena: ...force for good—a force for good for the future, given that the Commonwealth is home to 2.2 billion people, of which more than 60% are under the age of 30. As chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on Sri Lanka, I would like to observe that, as Head of the Commonwealth, Her Majesty’s reign has overlapped with the tenures of all 14 Prime Ministers of Ceylon and, now, Sri...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report 2015 (21 Apr 2016)

Philip Hammond: ...People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Libya, Maldives, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Yemen and Zimbabwe. We have also published today the July-December 2015 updates on our previous 27 priority countries...

Small Weapons Trade — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (20 Apr 2016)

Tania Mathias: ...and was given a list of UK traders. Many of those were known to our Export Control Organisation, but it did not know that several of them were transferring arms from Ukraine to Libya, Rwanda and Sri Lanka. Therefore, historically—these are recent enough cases—our policy on the trade in small weapons has not been good enough. I hope that the Minister can reassure me that things...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Commonwealth: International Cooperation (18 Apr 2016)

Julian Brazier: ...agreements are: Australia Belize Botswana Brunei Canada Cyprus Ghana India Jamaica Malaysia Malawi Mozambique Namibia New Zealand Nigeria Pakistan Rwanda Sierra Leone Singapore South Africa Sri Lanka Tanzania Uganda Zambia

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: Politics and Government (18 Apr 2016)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the rate of progress of the implementation of commitments made by the government of Sri Lanka on human rights and the investigation of alleged war crimes.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: Politics and Government (13 Apr 2016)

Gareth Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the recent report by the Sri Lankan Centre for Policy Alternatives that more than 12,500 acres of land in the Northern Province remains occupied by the Sri Lankan military; what recent representations he has made to the Sri Lankan government on the restitution of land and reparations; and if he...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: Human Rights (12 Apr 2016)

Wes Streeting: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made on implementation of the UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 on Sri Lanka.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Overseas Aid (5 Apr 2016)

Jo Johnson: ...860 522 Peru 199 190 Philippines 10 Sao Tome & Principe 95 Senegal 65 South Africa 1,701 1,573 South Asia, regional 327 641 South of Sahara, regional 441 Sri Lanka 14 Sudan 449 Tanzania 535 662 Thailand 12 Turkey 11 Uganda 4,767 5,547 Vietnam 12 Zambia 188 204 ...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (16 Mar 2016)

Jim Cunningham: What assessment has the Secretary of State made of the humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka?

Commonwealth Day (14 Mar 2016)

Hugo Swire: ...-Commonwealth trade will reach $1 trillion by 2020. As the Minister responsible for our relationship with the Commonwealth since 2012, I have visited a good number of Commonwealth countries. From Canada to Australia, India to Papua New Guinea, and Sri Lanka to the Solomon Islands, it is clear that there remains a genuine desire across the 53 member states to see the Commonwealth progress...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Maldives: Politics and Government (10 Mar 2016)

Hugo Swire: ...’s recommendations. I also discussed the situation in the Maldives with Foreign Minister McCully during my visit to New Zealand on 21 February and with Foreign Minister Samaraweera when I visited Sri Lanka in January.

Written Answers — Home Office: Extradition (9 Mar 2016)

James Brokenshire: ... Australia Bangladesh Barbados Canada Iraq Peru South Africa Thailand Turkey USA 2011 Antigua Australia Azerbaijan Canada Dominican Republic Ghana India Israel Jamaica Nigeria Norway South Africa Sri Lanka Switzerland Thailand Trinidad and Tobago Turkey USA Zimbabwe Australia Bangladesh Canada Ghana Norway South Africa St Vincent Switzerland Thailand Turkey UAE USA 2012 Australia...

Women: Representation and Empowerment — Motion to Take Note (7 Mar 2016)

Lord Loomba: ...and empowerment. It is common knowledge that progress has been slow, as for almost 100 years we did not see any female political leaders anywhere, including the United Kingdom. It was in 1960 that Sri Lanka elected the first female prime minister of its Government. Even today, although the Lord Speaker, Leader of the House, and Leader of the Opposition are all women, we still do not have...

Estimates 2015-16 — Foreign and Commonwealth Office — The FCO and the Spending Review 2015 (1 Mar 2016)

Catherine West: ...think that that was where the problem ended, but we know that millions of people have fled Sudan, Somalia, Pakistan, Burma, Iraq, Eritrea, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Gaza and the west bank—the crisis is global. I take this desperate situation as a clear example of why we need a Foreign and Commonwealth Office that is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (23 Feb 2016)

Ranil Jayawardena: I should refer Members to the Register of Members’ Financial Interests and to my position as the chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on Sri Lanka. As we know from Northern Ireland, reconciliation is possible only if both sides want to move forward. Will my right hon. Friend welcome the progress that has been made by the Sri Lankan Government in uniting the whole island by...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: Terrorism (4 Feb 2016)

Joan Ryan: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2015 to Question 16355, how his Department monitors the situation of detainees in Sri Lanka held under its Prevention of Terrorism Act 1978.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: Terrorism (4 Feb 2016)

Joan Ryan: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what further steps he intends to take to encourage the Sri Lankan authorities to review the Prevention of Terrorism Act 1978.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: Land (4 Feb 2016)

Joan Ryan: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effects of the steps the government of Sri Lanka has taken to return land currently controlled by the military to civilians.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: Human Rights (4 Feb 2016)

Joan Ryan: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the steps the Sri Lankan authorities have taken to implement the recommendations of the UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 on Sri Lanka.


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