Shavendra Silva

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 15th June 2022.

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Photo of Rupa Huq Rupa Huq Labour, Ealing Central and Acton

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of imposing sanctions on General Shavendra Silva; and whether she has made representations to her US counterpart to request information on General Silva following that country's decision to sanction General Silva in 2020.

Photo of James Cleverly James Cleverly Minister of State (Minister for Europe)

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office is grateful for the submission by the International Truth and Justice Project in relation to General Shavendra Silva. We also note the US decision to designate General Shavendra Silva. We keep all proposals under review and will continue to consider designations globally, guided by the objectives of the human rights sanctions regime and the evidence. However, it is not appropriate to speculate on who may be designated in the future, as to do so could reduce their impact.

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