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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.

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 steps his Department plans to take to support the implementation of UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 on Sri Lanka.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: Crimes against Humanity (4 Feb 2016)

Joan Ryan: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the implications of the announcement by Sri Lanka's President Sirisena that he will not allow foreign judges to participate in the inquiry into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: Crimes against Humanity (4 Feb 2016)

Joan Ryan: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his (a) Sri Lankan and (b) UN Human Rights Council counterparts regarding the announcement by Sri Lanka's President Sirisena that foreign judges will not be involved in the inquiry into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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

Joan Ryan: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the prevalence of torture in Sri Lanka.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: Politics and Government (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 government of Sri Lanka's efforts to fulfil its commitments on the devolution of political authority.

Deaths of Journalists: Conflict Zones (1 Feb 2016)

Nusrat Ghani: ...conflict, from whatever perspective. During the latter part of her life, her determination to be that voice had a physical manifestation: an eye patch, the result of injuries sustained in Sri Lanka, where she was hit by shrapnel as she tried to cross the front line. Following her death, the columnist Peter Oborne wrote: “Society urgently requires men and women with courage, passion...

Business of the House (28 Jan 2016)

Wes Streeting: ...of involving judges, defence lawyers, and authorised prosecutors and investigators from Commonwealth and other foreign countries in the necessary process of prosecuting human rights abuses in Sri Lanka. President Sirisena has since ruled out international involvement, yet such involvement would be an important confidence-building measure for all Sri Lankans, including the Tamil community....

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (27 Jan 2016)

David Cameron: ...if further progress is not made. Let us hope that the diplomatic efforts, including by the Commonwealth action group, will lead to the changes we want to see. Britain and its allies, including Sri Lanka and India, are watching the situation very closely.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (26 Jan 2016)

Lord Bates: ...3 18 Sierra Leone 1 4 9 2 16 SINGAPORE 1 1 Somalia 1 1 3 5 South Africa 1 1 2 4 SOUTH KOREA 1 2 3 SOUTH SUDAN 1 1 Sri Lanka 230 744 1137 1171 715 3997 St Lucia 1 1 St Vincent & the Grenadines 1 1 Sudan 6 11 23 11 9 60 Syria 8 24 256 251 134 673 ...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Land Mines: Bomb Disposal (25 Jan 2016)

the Earl of Courtown: The Global Mine Action Programme which runs from 2014 to 2017 funds mine action projects in Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Further work in Burma, Somalia, South Sudan and Zimbabwe is currently being procured. The countries were selected following an inclusive consultation which took into account factors such as other donor funding and where the impact would be the...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Sri Lanka: Infrastructure (13 Jan 2016)

Gareth Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to encourage investment in infrastructure in the north and east of Sri Lanka; and if she will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (12 Jan 2016)

Wes Streeting: Ahead of his visit to Sri Lanka shortly, will the Minister give an undertaking to the House to raise with the Sri Lankan Government, notwithstanding the progress they are making, the recent allegations of human rights abuses, the demilitarisation of the north, political detainees and, crucially, the international involvement of judges and prosecutors to give everyone the confidence we need...

Immigration Bill — Second Reading (22 Dec 2015)

Lord Taverne: ...the debate on the Bill in the other place, Wes Streeting MP gave the following example of a case in his constituency: “One of the many cases my office is dealing with at the moment is that of a Sri Lankan Tamil whose application has been refused and who bears the mental and physical scars of torture. His application is now on appeal. If the Home Secretary’s proposals had been...

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting — Motion to Take Note (17 Dec 2015)

Baroness Berridge: ..., business needs stable government, the rule of law and respect for human rights. One has to accept the gulf between the values of the Commonwealth charter and the reality of the lives of many. However, the huge change in Sri Lanka since it hosted CHOGM is remarkable. The UK made the difficult but, with hindsight, correct choice to attend that CHOGM. The voters of Sri Lanka, some of whom...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: BBC World Service (14 Dec 2015)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...2010 for a number of days and then lifted) 2014 – China (BBC News – English was again blocked in October 2014 for two weeks) 2002 – Vietnam 2004 – Uzbekistan 2006 to present – Iran 2013 to present - Sri Lanka 2014 – Rwanda

Backbench Business: International Human Rights Day (10 Dec 2015)

James Duddridge: ...in Pakistan, advocating greater tolerance and action against abuses when they occur. In fact, in August the Foreign Secretary discussed with the Interior Minister, Mr Chaudhry Nisar, the importance the UK attaches to the protection of religious minorities. The hon. Lady also mentioned Sri Lanka, and we regularly raise matters of concern with the Sri Lankan Government, although I disagree...


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