§ Lord Fanshawe of Richmond
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What decision has been made on the Sri Lankan Government's request for British aid for the Samanala Wewa hydro-electric project?
§ Baroness Young
My right honourable friend the Prime Minister has informed President Jayawardene that, subject to our international reporting obligations, we are prepared to make a grant of £14.4 million from the Aid and Trade Provision to be used in association with commercial credit. This is to support the British share of a bid by a consortium of British, French and Japanese firms to design and construct the project on the assumption that the governments of France and Japan will give similar support.