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Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka. (255792)

We monitor the situation through our high commission and other sources and by field visits. In October 2008 we announced £2.5 million of humanitarian funding through international agencies. We are sending another humanitarian assessment mission this week and have agreed a further £2.5 million humanitarian funding. We share the widespread concern at the plight of civilians trapped by the fighting and have called on both sides to cease fire and allow humanitarian access.