Sri Lanka — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:51 pm on 23rd February 2009.

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Photo of Lord Anderson of Swansea Lord Anderson of Swansea Labour 2:51 pm, 23rd February 2009

My Lords, after the apparently decisive military victory, my noble friend is right to draw attention to the humanitarian crisis, and to the fact that the real challenge is now for the Sri Lankan Government to respond in a way that builds reconciliation and does not further deepen the internal cleavages. Is there any evidence at all that the Sri Lankan Government are rising to that challenge?