To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, for what reason his Department has not released a full copy of the file FCO 37/3978 Involvement of UK companies training Sri Lankan security forces, 1985.
2 November 2020
This file has been reviewed under the Public Records Act and has been transferred to The National Archives (TNA). The file is currently held closed at TNA on grounds of sensitivity under Freedom of Information Act exemptions. The FCDO only withholds information from release under the Public Records Act in line with legal exemptions.