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International Assistance: Sri Lanka

Volume 492: debated on Wednesday 20 May 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with (a) his international counterparts and (b) Ministerial colleagues on the cancellation of the IMF loan to Sri Lanka. (276125)

The Government are concerned about the continuing humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka and is committed to helping Sri Lanka avoid an economic crisis that would hurt Sri Lanka’s poor most. No IMF loans to Sri Lanka have been cancelled. The IMF has not yet presented a programme to the board for decision.