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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.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: Christianity (16 Mar 2017)

Theresa Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Sri Lankan Government on the (a) rights of Sri Lankan Christians to practise their faith and (b) attack on a prayer centre in Paharaiya in North West Sri Lanka on 5 January 2017.

International Women’s Day - Motion to Take Note (9 Mar 2017)

Lord Hussain: .... However, there are still situations in the world where the struggle for human rights, equality and the rule of law continues at a heavy price. At a glance, countries in south-east Asia—namely, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan—have progressed well, and women there have held the highest ranks in politics and government. All these countries have seen female Prime...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: Human Rights (6 Mar 2017)

Wes Streeting: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of Sri Lanka's progress in implementing UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1; and if he will make a statement.

Backbench Business: Torture and the Treatment of Asylum Claims — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (2 Mar 2017)

Tania Mathias: ...; if they improve their expertise, we can then also guide other countries. I pay credit to the hon. Member for Harrow West (Mr Thomas), who expressed concern for constituents with a background in Sri Lanka, which is still of exceptional concern. Unfortunately, I do not believe that we have heard today that the full day’s training has been rolled out; that does not appear to be the...

International Women’S Day (2 Mar 2017)

Liz McInnes: ...it happens in civil war…there is a good deal of warfare for which men take a great deal of glorification which has involved more practical sacrifice on women than it has on any man.” Those are not the words of our sisters from Nigeria, Iran, Sri Lanka or anywhere else around the world; they are the words of Emmeline Pankhurst in 1913. Yet they still ring true and have relevance...

Bilateral Trade: Sri Lanka - Question (28 Feb 2017)

Bilateral Trade: Sri Lanka - Question

Sri Lanka: UN Human Rights Council (28 Feb 2017)

Tobias Ellwood: ...hon. Friend the Member for Reading West (Alok Sharma), is unable to be here but, as has been pointed out, he is in Geneva at the Human Rights Council, having a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka. If there is an excuse to be had, I hope that that one will be accepted. There have been important contributions to the debate, not least from the former Minister for this area, my...

NHS Shared Business Services: Points of Order (27 Feb 2017)

Hywel Williams: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. My constituent Shiromini Satkunarajah is due to be expelled from the UK tomorrow and sent to Sri Lanka, from where she and her family, who are Tamils, fled here from the war when she was just 12 years old. In three months, Shiromini could complete here degree in electrical engineering at Bangor University and would be expected to get a first. Her head of...


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