HC Deb 26 March 1993 vol 221 c748W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the British high commissioner to Sri Lanka last visited the Jaffna area of Sri Lanka; how long his visit lasted; who accompanied him; what areas of Jaffna he visited; and if he will list the people the high commissioner met on his visit.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The British high commissioner visited Jaffna on 18 February for one day. He was accompanied by General Ranatunga, the secretary of the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence, and the Australian high commissioner. He saw Palali air base and the Navy base at Karainagar. He met General R. de S. Daluwatte and Brigadier Wijendra at Palali and Commodore Sandagri at Karainagar.