Sri Lanka

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — International Development – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 11th February 2009.

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Photo of Michael Foster Michael Foster Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for International Development 11:30 am, 11th February 2009

The UK does not have a bilateral aid programme with Sri Lanka. However, due to the unfolding humanitarian crisis resulting from the conflict in the north, we have committed £5 million to support agencies such as the Red Cross to deliver vital humanitarian aid. The Government regularly press the case for an end to the conflict and for allowing a full humanitarian needs assessment.

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