Sri Lanka

Part of Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 3:13 pm on 2nd May 2007.

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Photo of Jim Dowd Jim Dowd Labour, Lewisham West 3:13 pm, 2nd May 2007

The hon. Gentleman has justifiably spent much of his speech criticising the LTTE and many of the outrages that it has perpetrated. The human rights record across the island of Sri Lanka is among the worst in the world. While he did say, in concluding his remarks, that all parties must recognise their responsibility, there was little in his speech that referred to some of the mistakes, not to say excesses, of the Sri Lankan Government, whose actions, over time, have produced a disproportionate number of Tamil civilian casualties.