HC Deb 11 November 1999 vol 337 c845W
Mr. Love

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the Government's current assessment of the political situation in Sri Lanka. [98060]

Mr. Hain

We believe a lasting solution to the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka can only be reached through a political settlement. We have made clear that we stand ready to help in the resolution of the conflict if both sides ask us to play a role.