HC Deb 21 October 1987 vol 120 cc720-2
20. Sir Geoffrey Finsberg

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about the United Kingdom's relations with Sri Lanka.

Mr. Eggar

Our relations with Sri Lanka continue to be close and friendly.

Sir Geoffrey Finsberg

Will my hon. Friend assure the House that he will respond to any legitimate request from the Government of Sri Lanka for advice and assistance in its battle against terrorism?

Mr. Eggar

I think that the whole House will admire the personal and political courage that has been shown by the President of Sri Lanka over the past few months. We were able to help by responding to a request that he made when we supplied two detectives to look into the dastardly terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan Government, and we would look at other requests were they made.

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