HC Deb 26 July 1990 vol 177 c480W
Mr. Parry

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Government of Sri Lanka to grant direct entry for humanitarian aid agencies and to allow Commonwealth or United Nations mediators to negotiate a peaceful end to the civil war.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

No. We are not aware that the Sri Lankan Government have restricted access for aid agencies. A number are already at work there, and the international committee of the Red Cross is currently supervising convoys of relief supplies to the north. President Premadasa has already spoken of involving the international community in any future talks with the LTTE.

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