Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 6th November 2018.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his department is taking to support an orderly transfer of power in Sri Lanka following the recent elections in that country.

Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Minister of State

​There have been no recent national elections in Sri Lanka. I am nevertheless concerned by the ongoing political situation and have publicly called for the President, in consultation with the Speaker, to convene the Sri Lankan parliament immediately to give the democratically elected representatives of the Sri Lankan people their voice.

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