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Sri Lanka

Volume 454: debated on Tuesday 5 December 2006

22. To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions her Department has had with parties involved in hostilities in Sri Lanka. (107326)

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary, our High Commissioner in Colombo and Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) officials have met with President Rajapakse of Sri Lanka.

In line with EU policy, the FCO has contact with representatives of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in pursuit of the peace process, which may facilitate a return to negotiations and an end to violence.

We continue to call on both sides to observe their ceasefire commitments.