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Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL15227, tabled on 22 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they used to assess the credibility of evidence reports they have received which related to the situation in Sri Lanka during the civil war in that country between 1 January and 18 May 2009; and whether it has ever been their practice to accept reports from unnamed sources.

Answered on

29 April 2021

Reports from UK Military attach├ęs and diplomats take a wide variety of forms. Some report events which they have directly observed; some report the views or assertions of others; some focus on judgements or provide analysis. These, along with other sources, contribute to the UK government's overall understanding of events overseas.