The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Alistair Burt has told the House of Commons that peace and development in Sri Lanka is now definite. He said the programme mooted by the Sri Lankan Government for development will receive continued support.
A special debate on the situation in Sri Lanka was held at the House of Commons. Joining in this debate, Alistair Burt said Britain and Sri Lanka are long standing friends who maintained historic relations in several fields. It is the onus of Britain to extend maximum support on behalf of peace and prosperity in Sri Lanka. Alistair Burt pointed out that the Sri Lankan Government would assist to achieve its goals at this juncture in which development paralysed due to terrorism had been resuscitated. Sri Lanka has appointed a Commission to decide on the initiative taken on behalf of future co-existence after learning lessons from the war. He appreciated this as a strong and independent move taken by the Sri Lankan Government.