HC Deb 13 January 1998 vol 304 c190W
37. Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of civil rights in Sri Lanka; and if he will make a statement. [20449]

Mr. Fatchett

As I informed the honourable Member in my written reply on 8 July 1997,Official Report, column 415, basic civil rights are enshrined in the Sri Lankan constitution. We hope that the Sri Lankan Government will continue to respect them.