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Sri Lanka: International Assistance

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Sri Lanka on the evacuation of foreign aid workers and UN staff from the northern regions of the country; and if he will make a statement. (225878)

My right hon. Friends the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for International Development raised the humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka with President Rajapakse on 26 September in New York. They stressed the need for a political solution to the conflict as well as the need to secure humanitarian space and to provide humanitarian relief in the north.