News story: FCO Minister to answer questions on Sri Lanka via Twitter

Ministry of Defence said:
There will be considerable international interest in Sri Lanka in 2013. In March, there will be a significant report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka at the Human Rights Council in Geneva. The spotlight will also be on Sri Lanka later in the year as hosts of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November. The UK Parliament continues to follow events in Sri Lanka closely, with debates in Westminster Hall and the House of Lords having already taken place this year.
Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt will answer your questions on the UK’s policy towards Sri Lanka live via Twitter on Tuesday 5th February from 11.15am-12.00pm GMT. Questions can be submitted using the hashtag #askFCO.
Mr Burt will have recently returned from an official visit to Sri Lanka when the Twitter Q&A takes place. He has up to date and first-hand knowledge of the progress that has been made – and the challenges that remain – following the end of the civil war in 2009. A key aim of Mr Burt’s visit to Sri Lanka was to examine the progress towards an inclusive political solution that addresses the underlying causes of the conflict and takes into account the legitimate grievances and aspirations of all Sri Lankans. Mr Burt welcomes questions/suggestions on this and other issues during the Twitter Q&A.
You can watch a video recorded by Mr Burt during his visit to Sri Lanka below.
Mr Burt’s video on Sri Lanka
Follow Mr Burt on Twitter @AlistairBurtFCO
UK in Sri Lanka website

At the risk of coming across as a little cynical.....are we building up to find a country to throw more aid money at now that DFIDs running to surplus? I would be delighted if the wise could enlighten me as to how Sri Lankas stability has a direct effect on the well being of the British people (and I dont mean the left wing middle class feeling good about themselves).

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