§ 47. Mr. Nellist
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has recently made to the Government of Sri Lanka concerning that country's human rights record; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
We have made clear to the Sri Lankan Government our concerns about human rights abuses in Sri Lanka. Our High Commissioner discussed the matter with President Premadasa on 28 February. We welcome the positive measures which the President has taken recently.