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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:38 am on 3rd October 2019.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Party Chair, Co-operative Party 10:38 am, 3rd October 2019

On Sunday, a vigil will take place outside Downing Street in memory of children who lost their life or disappeared at the end of the conflict in Sri Lanka in May 2009. Could we have a statement from the Foreign Office on whether it will ever apply serious pressure on the Sri Lankan Government to allow an international investigation into the very serious allegations of war crimes and grotesque human rights abuses that have dogged Sri Lanka ever since the end of that conflict?