UK hasn't approved exports of arms to SL military-Burt

20 February 2013 02:41 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Britain has denied media reports that it sold more than £2m worth of small arms weaponry to Sri Lanka’s military last year.

The London based Independent newspaper reported that,“small arms weaponry, ammunition and various other military equipment were among millions of pounds' worth of goods exported last year from Britain to Sri Lanka under licences for arms and other closely regulated exports.”

“UK hasn't approved exports of small arms to Sri Lankan military. Majority of export licences approved, including all those for small arms, were for private security companies countering piracy in region,” Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Alistair Burt has tweeted.

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  • prema Wednesday, 20 February 2013 06:10 AM

    There was an article in The Guardian News paper published in U.K. on 18.02.2013 . Please read this and see who is telling lies.
    The topic of the article is BRITAIN,S ARM DEALS WITH SRI LANKA REVEALED.

    Yuri Wednesday, 20 February 2013 03:49 AM

    Then its imported by Mervin ?

    dIREsTRAITS Wednesday, 20 February 2013 04:11 AM

    That's even worse. Who are these "private security companies" ? could be anyone!

    BeingHuman Wednesday, 20 February 2013 08:35 AM

    This Naughty Berty knows how to lie.. you make your self a self made fool.... We knew that .. too

    willows Wednesday, 20 February 2013 04:43 AM

    arms for thugs???

    Carp Wednesday, 20 February 2013 05:30 AM

    lol. could this include underworld gangs who operate front companies.


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