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Sri Lanka

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department classifies Sri Lanka as a safe country. (254578)

Sri Lanka is not one of the 24 countries currently designated under Section 94 (4) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 as a country from which asylum or human rights claims are to be certified as clearly unfounded unless the applicant is able to satisfy the Secretary of State that their asylum claim is not clearly unfounded.