Stephen joins MPs in urging government to act on crisis in Sri Lanka

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Stephen has joined a cross party group of British MPs urging the government to take action about the unfolding crisis in Sri Lanka following the sacking of the prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe. The former president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, has been appointed in his place.

In a letter to the British foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils questioned what action the government had been taking to ensure political stability on the island.

The letter also highlighted the risks faced by Tamils following Rajapaksa's return to power and called on the Foreign Secretary to address the House on this issue as soon as possible.