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Sri Lanka

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

14. To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to seek to ensure a long-term ceasefire in Sri Lanka. (257927)

We are extremely concerned about the situation in Sri Lanka. On 29 January 2009, my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire. We have made it clear to the Government of Sri Lanka that a political solution that addresses the legitimate concerns of all communities in Sri Lanka is the only way to bring a sustainable end to the conflict.

16. To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his most recent assessment is of the political situation in Sri Lanka. (257929)

The recent military advances of the Sri Lankan Government and the subsequent humanitarian crisis make a sustained drive for a lasting political solution to the conflict all the more urgent. We have made it clear to the Government of Sri Lanka that a political solution that addresses the legitimate concerns of all communities in Sri Lanka is the only way to bring a sustainable end to the conflict.

18. To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to seek to ensure a lasting ceasefire in Sri Lanka. (257932)

We are extremely concerned about the situation in Sri Lanka. Or 29 January, my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire. We have made it clear to the Government of Sri Lanka that a political solution that addresses the legitimate concerns of all communities in Sri Lanka is the only way to bring a sustainable end to the conflict.