To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much aid is now being provided to Sri Lanka; and what was the comparable figure for 1987.
Gross bilateral United Kingdom aid to Sri Lanka in 1989 totalled £23·5 million. The comparable figure for 1987 was £18·7 million. The amounts break down as follows:
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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received about the involvement of Sri Lankan security forces in extra-judicial killings in that country.
We have received many representations, both from hon. Members and from members of the public, expressing deep concern. We have frequently made it clear to the Sri Lankan Government that their security forces must maintain the highest respect for human rights.