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Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 3rd May 2011.

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Photo of Charles Kennedy Charles Kennedy Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Substitute Member)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the role of the military in civilian life in Sri Lanka.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Although the military conflict ended in May 2009, military personnel in Sri Lanka continue to maintain a significant presence. We are aware of increasing involvement by the Sri Lankan army in civilian activities, including law enforcement, particularly in the north. The Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence also control the Urban Development Authority. We believe the extension of military activity to areas of civilian life may hinder the reconciliation process.

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