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Sri Lanka: Humanitarian Aid

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Sri Lankan Government on its decision to instruct UN agencies and humanitarian non-governmental organisations to leave the Wanni district in September 2008; and if he will make a statement. (235662)

I refer the hon. Member to the answers given to the hon. Member for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk (Mr. Moore) on 28 October 2008, Official Report, column 802W.

Our high commissioner to Sri Lanka continues to raise humanitarian issues at the highest levels of government and to press for increased humanitarian access for essential supplies such as food, medicine and materials for shelters.