Sri Lanka: Overseas Aid

International Development written question – answered on 15th October 2008.

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations he has made to the Sri Lankan government to ensure free passage of food, medicines and other humanitarian supplies to the North of Sri Lanka; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Michael Foster Michael Foster Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for International Development

The Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for International Development raised the humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka in a bilateral meeting with President Rajapakse on 26 September in New York at the United Nations General Assembly. They stressed the need for a political solution to the Conflict as well as the need to secure humanitarian space and to provide humanitarian relief to an estimated 220,000 Internally Displaced Persons trapped in the conflict zone in the north of Sri Lanka.

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