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Sri Lanka: Human Rights

Volume 461: debated on Monday 18 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the human rights situation in Sri Lanka; and if she will make a statement. (142949)

I refer my right hon. Friend to the answer I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Edmonton (Mr. Love) on 5 June, Official Report, column 460W.

The disgraceful abduction and murder of two Red Cross volunteers, whose bodies were discovered on 2 June, and the constant reports of disappearances in Colombo and Jaffna suggest a continuing deterioration in the situation. There is no justification for terrorism or the abuse of human rights no matter which side is responsible for them.