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Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 18th June 2009.

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Sri Lanka on the treatment of those who provided medical and financial assistance to the Tamil people during the recent conflict in that country.

Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

We are aware of reports of the ongoing detention of individuals who provided medical assistance during the recent conflict in Sri Lanka. My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has made representations on their behalf to Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Bogollagama, most recently when they met in London on 5 June 2009.

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