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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (12 Oct 2017)

Assessment of progress made by the coalition government of Sri Lanka in meeting the requirements on reconciliation established by the United Nations Human Rights Council – Lord Naseby. Short debate

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Sri Lanka (19 Sep 2017)

Lord Patten: To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of Sri Lanka's new Counter Terrorism Act, what assessment they have made of risks to Tamil returnees to Sri Lanka who have been refugees in the UK.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Sri Lanka: Disaster Relief (18 Sep 2017)

Lord Naseby: To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional aid they have offered to Sri Lanka to help cope with the severe drought and floods which have affected over one million people.

Venezuela: Political Situation — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (5 Sep 2017)

Siobhain McDonagh: ...on Venezuela, although I am interested in what is going on. The international issues that I become involved in are normally determined by the concerns of my constituents, whether the Tamils of Sri Lanka or the Ahmadiyya Muslims. I became involved in the issues of human rights and the terrible economic conditions in Venezuela through football—not the wonderful Latin American game, but...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: Foreign Relations (5 Sep 2017)

Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met his Sri Lankan counterpart; and the subjects that were discussed at that meeting.

Summer Adjournment (20 Jul 2017)

Bob Blackman: ...Council will meet from 11 to 29 September, shortly after we return to this House. There are a number of issues for it to consider. I have mentioned Azerbaijan, but there is also the issue of justice for Tamils in Sri Lanka, and the absolutely outrageous and disgraceful genocide of political prisoners in Iran in 1998, which needs a thorough international investigation. I hope that there...

Business of the House (20 Jul 2017)

Paul Scully: The United Nations Human Rights Council special rapporteur on Sri Lanka published a report following his recent visit to that country, in which he described progress on fulfilling resolution 30/1 as “slow” and the use of torture in Sri Lanka as “endemic”. Can we have a debate in Government time on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka in the lead-up to the next...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report 2016 (20 Jul 2017)

Boris Johnson: ...s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Libya, Maldives, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Yemen and Zimbabwe. This report focuses on how the Government is striving to protect and promote human rights around the world. In...

Development Aid Budget - Motion to Take Note (3 Jul 2017)

Baroness D'Souza: ...for the public to ask. A search of the considerable literature reveals endless evaluation studies but very few long-term and reliable impact studies. A colleague cited an example which I think illustrates the kind of difficulties that arise: Lake Victoria Dam in Sri Lanka, a project conceived in 1978 and completed in 1985, aimed to provide hydroelectricity for a given population and...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Global Asset Recovery Forum (27 Jun 2017)

Chris Skidmore: ...Asset Recovery (GFAR) was announced in May 2016. The US and UK will co-host the inaugural meeting by end 2017. This will be an opportunity to progress asset recovery cases, focusing on Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and the Ukraine.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: Human Rights (26 Apr 2017)

Wes Streeting: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he is having with his counterpart in Sri Lanka on implementation of UN Human Rights Council resolutions relating to human rights in Sri Lanka.

International Development Organisations (Sri Lanka) (26 Apr 2017)

International Development Organisations (Sri Lanka)

Criminal Finances Bill - Report (and remaining stages) (25 Apr 2017)

Lord Naseby: ...of the United Kingdom that they are now going to get a first-class service which ought to have a major impact on the areas that I have described. I have had the privilege of working overseas in Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka, and I spent part of my national service in Canada. Certainly when I was in commerce, with the Reckitt & Colman Overseas group, one of the bugbears about...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: Human Rights (25 Apr 2017)

Craig Whittaker: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Sri Lanka; and what progress the Sri Lankan Government has made in improving human rights in that country.

Neglected Tropical Diseases - Question for Short Debate (3 Apr 2017)

Baroness Hayman: ...and scientific research to inform efforts to achieve the 2020 WHO targets. Since 2013, four countries in central America have all eliminated river blindness and the misery that the disease brings, and last year both the Maldives and Sri Lanka were certified free of lymphatic filariasis. Great progress has been made and I am happy to pay tribute to the role that the UK Government have...

Written Answers — Home Office: Deportation: EU Countries (31 Mar 2017)

Robert Goodwill: The UK participates in 14 EU Readmission Agreements with: Albania, Russia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Macao, Ukraine, Turkey, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Moldova and Georgia.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund and Prosperity Fund (21 Mar 2017)

Boris Johnson: ...Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Mali, Morocco, Moldova, Nepal, Nigeria, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Overseas Territories, Pakistan , Peru, Serbia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and Yemen. The CSSF also funded, as part of its spending review settlement, migration work in France , China, Eritrea, Ghana, Greece, India,...

Commonwealth - Motion to Take Note (16 Mar 2017)

Baroness Jenkin of Kennington: ...whole. To this day, 90% of Commonwealth citizens still live in malaria-endemic countries. Malaria kills half a million people every year and although there has been significant progress in tackling this disease—Sri Lanka was declared malaria-free last year—more needs to be done to tackle what is considered to be the greatest killer disease of all time. The collective power of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (16 Mar 2017)

Rebecca Pow: ...join me in congratulating Somerset county cricket ground on being selected as one of just four locations to host the international women’s world cup this year? The big match to get to is England Sri Lanka, which is on Sunday 2 July. I shall be there, and you are warmly invited, Mr Speaker, as are all the ministerial team.


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